Why We Travel

Local ingenuity brings homegrown electricity to Kenyan communities.
A team from Niagara tackles water scarcity in rural Guatemala.
It's one thing to put the roof back on a house—what about rebuilding young lives in a Caribbean economy torn apart by hurricanes?
Activist Bill McKibben says climate change is the most important issue of our time. And he's leading a tech-savvy movement to demand serious change from our governments.
A pipeline to bring water to Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians might encourage more than just a scientific partnership.
He's 26 years old, he lives at home with his parents... and he's changing the face of human rights reporting in Ghana. Meet Ben Peterson, co-founder of Journalists for Human Rights.
Doctors Without Borders Canada founder, Dr. Richard Heinzl has travelled to 75 countries (and counting.) He speaks with Verge about living life adventurously.
Former development studies student and District Six Records founder, Dave Guenette, has introduced North America to some of Africa's hottest musicians. It's not about charity: it's about music.
A stove that can save lives and slow global warming? How the clean burning stove is doing just that.
Victims of violence on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are taking peace into their own hands.
How a young Canadian organized and funded his own journey to Pakistan where he volunteered in a refugee camp on the Afghan border.
Jen Buck and Josee Auclair lead an all-woman expedition team to the North Pole.
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