Where do we begin? Two very appreciated showers later and I think all the sweat and dirt is out of our hair, but no doubt the memories are still fresh and not to be forgotten by anyone. Working with the phenomenal Mirror Foundation, for our...

JAMBO Rafiki's around the world! The last week has been a mind blowing rush of excitement, complete with endless amounts of chapatti's and bananas as our team has officially been in East Africa for 7 days! We could not be more amazed by the mind-blowing group...

After over 2 weeks alone (and another 5 days lol I came way too early!) I am super stoked to pick up everyone from the airport in Chennai. We have some amazing things planned for the next six weeks. Starting in Chennai, we will be staying...

Greetings blog followers, Peru Disaster Relief has now officially been in country for 10 days! Despite some minor cases of "Pisco Belly", the experience has so far been unforgettable. After spending our first week working our butts off here in Pisco, it was time for a little...

Our last update was from Kumasi. Much has happened since then. First of all, the entire group is pretty much Ghanaian by now. Finger snaps and "Chaalay" are sounds we produce on a regular basis. The road here has been long - and barely paved...

It was a long journey from Boston to Georgetown , Guyana that took over 32 hours. But this adventurer has learned from years of journeys that a rocky start bodes well for a grand adventure in the months to come. My impromptu layover in NYC...

Hello everyone! After enjoying our time in Bangkok and wrapping things up with Thai massages, the OG Southeast Asia crew headed on our first overnight bus, up to the Northern city of Chiang Mai. Most travelers would likely have a nap on arrival at 6:30 am, but...

Greetings from Pisco! Last you read there was a very competitive scavenger hunt throughout Lima with a pizza party on the line. You guessed it, Megan and Chris (Team America) pulled off a very close race and were even nice enough to invite the rest of...

Sa-wat-dee krap family and friends! After months of prepatation our 14-member Operation Groundswell Southeast Asia Discovery crew has finally arrived in Thailand's beautiful capital Bangkok; a city that first the phrase "organized chaos" like no other.  Cora, Amanda, Matt, Jessica, Robert, Keila, Mike, Kylie, Alex, Sidney,...

After spending many hours on flights, participants walked into the Lima airport on Wednesday to find their leaders, among throngs of taxi drivers and hotel clerks, wielding a big orange sign that read simply, "Gringos". All but one (who arrives this evening) have since canvased as...

First off, title credit goes to OGWAD 2011 all-star Janaya Bennett. Epic wordsmithery. The group all arrived safe and sound in Accra on May 11, and we have since had some delicious meals (egg and bread, fried rice with chicken, jolloff rice), great conversations (thanks to...

Today, with 8 weeks until the official start of Operation Groundswell Guatemala 2011, I'm celebrating an anniversary. One year ago, I arrived in Guatemala City as a member of the OG Guatemala 2010 crew. Whether I expected to or not, I began to fall in...

Greetings blog followers, As we await the arrival of the Disaster Relief group with anticipation and excitement, we wanted to post the group cell phone numbers. These can be called anytime, day or night, in case of emergency. You must first dial internationally (often 011 but...