"Travel is vital, especially in the worst of times. I would say that, though, wouldn’t I, as a journalist who runs toward danger, not away from it? But in both good and difficult times alike, traveling & meeting people with different & opposing ideas is as important as finding the most inviting beaches, visiting the best restaurants, and seeing the sights." -Christian Amanpour
Congratulations! We Helped Build a School

Congratulations! We Helped Build a School

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Congratulations to my friends and fans who helped build a school in Laos! From your donations, song downloads and support, we were able to raise enough money to help finish the Phouluang Tai Pre and Primary School with the organizations Pencils of Promise. This school is in an extremely remote area and difficult to access, so the opportunity to bring education for kids here was so welcomed.  

It feels good to help. I know there is so much to focus on in our own turf, let alone the rest of the planet, but this small movement cast a huge light on a place in the world that, through my travels, saw would be maximized. We know how profound the the impact of education is, and with organizations like PoP on the ground working with the communities, the follow-through is there.

It’s the intention that you all put out and that’s what promotes change, even through a tiny little school in the outback of Laos. You’ve helped a lot of kids.

You Rock. xoSamantha

Images courtesy of Pencils of Promise.

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Going on a Wanderung in Franconian Switzerland

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