It's been a very busy few days, so I am still not finished with my final Mexico entry. Rest assured, I will post it this week, and it will include my very own "how-to" section, so you find out some of my best travel tips.
In the meantime, let me tell you about my evening. Tonight, I went to a cocktail party fundraiser organized by Roadmonkey. What I was calling voluntourism, Paul von Zielbauer, a journalist for the New York Times, calls adventure philanthropy.
He is organizing a bicycle expedition in Vietnam that will include a volunteer project where participants build a playground for HIV-positive orphans.
This trip sounds awesome! I wish I could go, but I just won't have the vacation days. I was in Vietnam in 2001, and it was a beautiful and fascinating destination. I'm sure it would be an even better trip with something good to do like this.
So check it out! Here's another opportunity to travel AND make a difference.