This past May I was able to join VividRoots on a service adventure trip to Guatemala. The experience included a mix of service projects and adventures. For 3 days we worked in the local villages, helping to construct fences and roofs for the schools. It was so incredible to spend time with these kids and see the impact that we have on their lives, just by helping out in little ways. We got to interact with these kids that are filled with so much joy it's overwhelming. Truly a fulfilling experience.

The remainder of the trip included traveling around Guatemala and experiencing the diverse landscape and culture, from swimming in hot waterfalls to snorkeling in Belize We had a small group who started out as complete strangers and walked away as life-long friends. I always say the beauty of travel is not always the beautiful culture and landscape but the people you meet along the way.