Travel Journal

Notes from the field

Hi there! My name is Caroline Wiechers and I am a 23 year old travel lover living in Toronto, Ontario! I am a musical theatre performer here in the city, and when I’m not singing, dancing, or acting I love reading, admiring dogs, and listening......

Each year our Refer-A-Buddy program rewards team members who educate their peers on backpacking with a purpose. Bring a friend, schoolmate, or complete stranger on an OG program and we'll kick you back with a $100 gift card to MEC or REI....

an interview with Megan, by Caroline W We recently chatted with Megan about her OG trip to Guatemala on Guatemala: Extreme in 2015. It was an action-packed program, and with a little time to process it and reflect, here’s what she had to say! Caroline:......

by Nate Van Haute Everyone I met in Guatemala during my Operation Groundswell program had a story to tell. Each story, just like each individual, was particularly unique. I heard a story from a guerrillo soldier illustrating the atrocities that ultimately my country was guilty......

We’ve being receiving an outpouring of love from our community, and we wanted to share those beautiful words with the world! Here is just a very small sample of the countless heartfelt messages recently sent our way: “Being a part of this organization and community......

Holy smokes! It has been only a little over two weeks, and what an adventure it has been so far. From the busy city of Lima straight into the jungle, all while traveling in style - a 30-hour bus ride, crammed combis (vans) on windy roads, and a three day ride on a shipping boat down the Amazon River.  ...

My passion for agriculture started in a classroom discussing a food system I had grown up in: the industrial food system of the U.S. I was familiar with the pitfalls of this system, from animal welfare to longterm food supply sustainability....