Tagged by: charities

Donating Hair to Locks of Love

Date Posted: June 6, 2019
Posted in: Personal

how to donate hair

Donating hair to Locks of Love was kind of a routine for me years ago. I donated twice in four years back in my teenage years and then a third time as a young professional. But it’s been many moons since then, so it’s high time I do it again.

Donating hair to Locks of Love was kind of a routine for me years ago. I donated twice in four years back in my teenage...

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Visit Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta

Date Posted: September 5, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat

One of the most important parts of becoming an expat is getting involved in your new local community. It’s why I talked about the coastal cleanup and World Oceans Day earlier this year. It’s also why I volunteered with the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home back in Scotland. And it’s what brought us to Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary in Malta.

One of the most important parts of becoming an expat is getting involved in your new local community. It's why I talked...

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Volunteer for a Coastal Cleanup in Malta

Date Posted: May 15, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat

Recently, I joined a diverse group of people coming together for a common cause: I was a volunteer for a coastal cleanup in Malta. A coastal cleanup is a fantastic activity to do wherever you are in the world. There were many in Roatan, but I was never able to take part because of work or other commitments. This time around, I offer no excuses.

Recently, I joined a diverse group of people coming together for a common cause: I was a volunteer for a coastal cleanup...

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International Charity Day for Expats

Date Posted: September 5, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Expat Life, Personal

International Charity Day for Expats

Today is International Charity Day, as established by the United Nations in 2013 in honor of Mother Teresa. I’ve already discussed how expats tend to get involved in their local communities around the world, but perhaps it’s time to revisit the topic. Charity is important everywhere, but getting involved has several specific benefits for expats in particular.

Today is International Charity Day, as established by the United Nations in 2013 in honor of Mother Teresa. I've already...

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Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women Tour

Date Posted: July 18, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Invisible Edinburgh tours of the city centre

By far one of the most interesting and admirable projects I’ve come across lately has to be Invisible Edinburgh. This social enterprise (read: What is a Social Enterprise and How Can I Get Involved?) offers training to individuals coming from homelessness so they can become walking tour guides. Taking the Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women tour was a truly enlightening experience for this new expat in Edinburgh.

By far one of the most interesting and admirable projects I've come across lately has to be Invisible Edinburgh. This so...

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Music Festival for the Angels in Roatan

Date Posted: March 9, 2016
Posted in: All About Roatan

Roatan fundraiser

Roatan residents are incredibly community-oriented, ensuring that new transplants to the island are welcomed and that neighbors are supported for the greater good. You can see from the number of posts I’ve done on fundraising events and community gatherings that this isn’t a one-off annual charity event kind of place. Roatan is filled with people doing good all year long.

Roatan residents are incredibly community-oriented, ensuring that new transplants to the island are welcomed and that ne...

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Save Lives When You Travel

Date Posted: January 19, 2016
Posted in: Travel Tales

save lives when you travel

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post on December 29, 2015. See the original, How to Save Lives When You Travel, here.


Traveling ignites something in the soul – there’s no denying that. Every new experience, every new place explored, and every cultural barrier knocked down brings about a change in our perspectives and in the very way we live our lives.

Travel inspires us to do more and to be more. Travel unites us.

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post on December 29, 2015. See the original, How to Save Lives When Y...

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Win a Week Stay in Roatan!

Date Posted: September 18, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Roatan charity

As we like to do in Roatan, it’s time for another fundraising event! But this one comes with a whopper of a benefit to you if you win: a week stay in Roatan at one of three different vacation rental properties! Just imagine: you win this raffle and get to take a week off during the worst of the winter to head to paradise and spend your days on the beach instead. Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it?

As we like to do in Roatan, it's time for another fundraising event! But this one comes with a whopper of a benefit to y...

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