Note: This is the third entry in a series of posts about my first visit to Haiti on Dec 30-Jan 2. You can read the first post here, and the second post here. The events in this post took place on January 1, 2011. It was New Year’s Day in Haiti and we woke up […]


Note: This is the first post in series reviewing my first four days in Haiti, on my first trip to Haiti. I know I probably sound like a silly American in my posts, but please bear with me. Thanks! I didn’t sleep the night before my flight to Port Au Prince, due to my nervousness […]


Back From Haiti

January 3, 2011

in #Haiti,Faith,Travel

Back from Haiti. Sad that I was only able to be there for four days. Wish I had spent more time there with the team.Awesome way to bring in the New Year. Haiti was great. The country is beautiful. So are the people. It’s not nearly as scary as Western media would have you think. […]


According to my calendar I am supposed to be in Haiti right now. Oh, but I am not. Instead, I am laying in bed in my apartment in Manhattan. Let’s rewind, shall we? Sunday morning around 5 am I was on my way to my friend Karen’s apartment. Karen is someone I have met through […]


Travel Meds

December 23, 2010

in #Haiti,Travel

Sooo. I don’t have health insurance (yet). I managed to get the hook up on a prescription for malaria pills and the typhoid vaccine, which meant I didn’t have to pay for a doctor visit fee ($75-$90). Score! Except. My meds cost $135! This post is just to say…OMG and Thank You. I am thankful […]

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I’m about 10 days out from my trip to  Haiti and I am feeling a bit anxious. But first, some updates. Everyone keeps asking me when am I going to Haiti, so here’s a reminder: December 26 – January 2. Eight days. I had optometry clinic training this weekend, a follow up from my training […]


I finally booked my ticket to Haiti. $596. December 26th to January 2nd. I’m not sure if that is a good price or not, but I do know I was looking at ticket prices all weekend and I was preparing to have to pay $780, so this is a win for me. My seat selections […]


I’ve been keeping a secret for some time now and I guess it is finally time to let it all hang out. I have been invited to be a Blogger At Large for the 53rd GRAMMY Awards! You may remember that I was a GRAMMY Community Blogger At Large earlier this year for the 52nd […]


ACK! I feel like SOOO much has happened since I last wrote about my trip to Haiti. Since my first team meeting, we have had one more team meeting, as well as some social and fundraising events and trainings. Meetings and Trainings At our last meeting we went over committee fundraising and awareness events. We […]


Biking Across Africa

October 17, 2010

in Travel

The other day, Natalie Sission of tweeted about how she signed up to bike across Africa. The tweet caught my eye because…who bikes across (or in this case, down?) an entire continent? Like, how is that even possible? I did a little clicking around and discovered Natalie is doing this trip with Tour d’Afrique, […]


Why I’m Going To Haiti

September 30, 2010

in #Haiti,Travel

As you may know, I have a bit of a travel bug and I’m always looking for places to travel. A few years ago I made it a personal goal to take at least one international vacation every year. My next international trip will be to Haiti. Haiti is a peculiar “vacation” destination, and the […]