2019 Trip Blogs

Featured Post

Top Student Travel Stories of the Summer!

We are excited to share the top blogs of the summer, selected by our interns (and former Glimpsers). From hiking the highest peak in the Ecuadorian Andes and dancing bachata in the hot Dominican sun, to gaining new appreciation for the value of community and complexity of immigration - our Glimpsers truly experienced the transformative power of travel! ... READ MORE

Recent Posts

Day 4: Sathya Sai and Isla Corazon

Oye amigos,  We had a beautiful day today continuing to work and connect with each other and the community members here. In the morning, we visited a charter school funded by residents of Bahía. While mixing soil, whacking machetes, and putting our Spanish to good use, it began pouring. We took some time to do yoga in the rain, appreciate the... READ MORE

Day 3: City Tour and Eco Club

Hola padres! This morning we enjoyed eggs and croissants at Don Carlos. Next was a city tour led by a local Eco-club member studying tourism, Cecilio, the group walked to the beach to collect driftwood for a future garden bed project. The students worked together sawing the driftwood to the right size and loading the wood into the truck. Then, we... READ MORE

Day 2: Quito and Bahía

After a day of air travel and a brief night in Quito, our group awoke to a delicious breakfast prepared by the staff of the hotel. The coffee was quite good and helped to energize our minds for the day of travel ahead. Upon finishing breakfast, we took a tour of Quito and saw some cool landmarks and there were some especially cool places. We went... READ MORE

Safe Arrival in Quito!

Dear Families and Friends, I am happy to announce that all of the students and chaperones have arrived, safe and sound, in Quito last night! They will be spending the night in Quito, before driving down through the mountains to Bahia de Caraquez tomorrow. For the rest of their time in Ecuador, you can expect updates from the Leaders of the Day.... READ MORE