For years I have wanted to travel to Peru. It has been top on my bucket list for travel destinations for as long as I can remember. I would ask friends to go with me but it never worked out that they could. Finally, in February 2016, I decided that I was going on my own. I have never traveled outside of the United States alone. This was a very scary yet empowering decision.
Have you ever been away from your routine, say on vacation or a business trip, and thought to yourself “I can’t do my normal workout” and then you end up falling off your own bandwagon just because you miss a few days of your “regular” activity? Well, as you may or may not know, you should be mixing up your routine anyway so why not try adding in some of these exercises I’ll give you that you can do anywhere with little to no equipment? Sounds simple, right? Get to moving …
Volunteering just in general is good for your own soul but volunteering abroad … that will be so much more soul bearing than you could ever imagine!
First of all, let me squash a misconception that I had myself and that I heard a few times from others: “I don’t have any special skill that would be useful.” You do not need to have any special skills to volunteer abroad. You just have to be willing to put your own needs aside and help others. There will be many opportunities for you if you open your heart to this.
I set out from Cusco, Peru on a 4-day trek to my number 1 bucket list travel destination, Machu Picchu. I left Cusco in the wee hours of the morning and I was off on my journey that would take me over 87 km through mountains and back and forth across the rocky river.