Why We Travel

The start of menarche signals the exciting transition to womanhood. But for girls in Central Africa, it can also mark a new period of isolation and fear.
An organization founded in love, the 5 Gyres is researching the world's plastic problem. 
Vancouver’s Sol Guy is mixing music, celebrity and social activism to spark real change in the entertainment and non-profit worlds.
Why young people need to experience the world firsthand.
An award-winning documentary draws attention to a Canadian company's role in Ecuador's oil mess.
War reporting for the plugged-in generation.  It’s fast, mobile and to the point. It’s also deadly serious.
Robert Young Pelton has found his way into, and out of, more conflict zones than most can name. 
Avi Lewis' acclaimed documentary The Take inspired many with its message of hope: hope that economic alternatives exist, and that change can happen at a grassroots level. He even convinced himself—and that has given way to a whole new project.
"Survivorman" Les Stroud has endured some of the harshest physical environments on earth. He speaks with Verge about the headspace you need to survive.
Julia Steinecke finds it easy to meet NGOs and community organizations, like Big Brother Mouse.
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