2018 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

CAP Day 2!

Today was a good day! It was the second day of our CAP delivery. We continued to persevere through the heat and half-awake mindsets. We accomplished leveling the park, painting the gazebo, painting hopscotch on the sidewalk, and spreading out gravel throughout the park. As LDD, the two of us got to go on a major shopping spree….to the hardware... READ MORE


Dear Family and Friends, Glimpsers have made it to Ecuador. We are currently checking into our hotel in Quito and are heading straight to bed so we can be ready for our wake up call at 7:45 am tomorrow for our bus ride to Riobamba. We are all super excited about experiencing the ecuadorian culture and getting to know each other. We’ll have more... READ MORE

CHIMBORAZO: A Day Among the Clouds

Question of the day: Is it possible for Ecuador to rely on eco-tourism without harming the environment? Quote of the day: “To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to... READ MORE

Breathtaking Views

Our first fun day was all but predictable. Waking up at 7 am was hard (of course), yet, we made it to Nativa and ate empanadas and scrambled eggs as breakfast. We gathered our stuff and we made it to the bus, which was headed to one of the most amazing sites we have seen in Ecuador; the inactive volcano named Chimborazo. Also known as Taita... READ MORE

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