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  • Travel…

    Whether you want to incorporate short-term volunteering into your vacation plans or if you’re simply looking for a quick getaway, Time Travel Plans has you covered!

  • Give…

    Time Travel Plans will arrange a volunteer opportunity that suits your interests and that fits into your custom designed itinerary so that you can experience the best of both volunteering and vacationing!  

  • Gain…

    Deeper travel experiences, connecting with locals, and the knowledge that you’ve made a positive impact in a new destination are just a few of the gifts of voluntourism. “For it is in giving that we receive.” ― St. Francis of Assisi

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  • On Being 34 and Evolving Travel Priorities

    Last week, I took my first week off from blogging since I published my first post nearly two years ago. It wasn’t an intentional break – I had posts planned. But I just couldn’t seem to find the energy to edit pictures, edit my thoughts, and hit “publish.”  I guess I was still in recovery […]

  • Rediscovering Santa Ynez Valley

    zv7qrnb I’ve been to Solvang a few times – once as a kid and again during my teenage years when I third-wheeled a wine tasting trip with my parents. During both of those visits, I didn’t fully appreciate the appeal of this Santa Barbara County town that was founded in 1911 by westward bound Danish pioneers […]

  • Smells Like Fragonard

    When I heard that Fragonard has a perfume museum in the heart of Paris, I knew that we had to make a visit. Not because I was all that familiar with the brand or anything like that (perhaps I’d seen their ads in a few fashion magazines; I really don’t recall), but because I’m a […]