Category Archives: Volunteering

Looking a Little Harder to Find That Silver Lining

Just a little over a year ago I started another journey to Thailand to spend 2 weeks volunteering at a wildlife rescue and rehab facility south of Bangkok.  After traveling  twice to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai and … Continue reading

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The Gentle Giant

Looking back, I’ve likely taken close to 2,000 photos of elephants. It all started with a life changing volunteer trip to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand several years ago. It was a bit of a spur of … Continue reading

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A Ghost in the Forest

On a recent trip to central Thailand I spent a couple weeks volunteering at a fairly large scale animal sanctuary with a varied assortment of rescued exotic reptiles, primates, bears and elephants just to name a few.  I planned the … Continue reading

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Why Doing A Good Deed Isn’t All Sunshine And Roses

Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher It’s taken me a lot of time to decide whether to write a story … Continue reading

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South Africa Pt 2 – Volunteer Time at Shamwari Reserve

Communication is not the preserve of humans; it is the one thing that is truly universal. ~ Lawrence Anthony “The Elephant Whisperer” Things I learned in South Africa that I didn’t read in books: Africa gets cold.  Period.  As in blankets … Continue reading

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South Africa Pt 3 – The Tragedies Behind the Tourism

“The king of beasts is striding to oblivion and no one is listening.” Tom Hill, Big Life Predator Compensation Fund Co-Founder It’s hard to know exactly how much to share, to what degree, and where to even begin when writing … Continue reading

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A Week with the Wolves – Part 2

“There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe.  It’s your mission on earth.” – … Continue reading

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