Not only is sport a way to channel a child's energy and talent, it can also be a catalyst for leadership development, conflict resolution and increased safety in dangerous situations.
From Gwyneth Paltrow's secret wedding spot to a private island resort perfect for Brad and Angelina, herein are nine fairy-tale destinations made for lovin'.
A new report published the Phnom Penh Post paints a picture of women as rights-less creatures who lack standing before the law and resources of their own. So it makes it easy to see how the exploitation and trafficking of women and girls could continue to exist today.
The hotel's brochure lists activities to do on the island, like "snorkeling, reef diving, waterfalls, hiking in virgin forests, shopping at the market..." at the very bottom of the list, on the back page is "Coconut Tree Prison."
Despite a day filled with marches and demonstrations, Phnom Penh remained relatively calm. The only government reaction: quietly relocating a dozen protesters who had camped outside the U.S. embassy. Fast forward a few weeks, and the demonstrations have taken a dramatic and deadly turn.
No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.
"I got sick -- some people told my mother to bury me because I looked so pale and was extremely weak. I was crying a lot and people worried that my cries would be heard by the Khmer Rouge."
These separate events are a direct consequence of the interconnected actions of the child protection organizations, the media, the donors and the general public -- all wanting the best for these children, but instead turning them into victims.
Though Cambodia's days of colonialization, war and genocide may be over, the country is still wrestling with political turmoil. At the start of the ne...
These are just a few examples of what a little seed money can do when put in the hands of someone with a vision and a plan to change the world. If you were given $1000, how would YOU seed the change?
Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or looking to experience new sights and sounds, our list of Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014 has a place to fit your broke-fancy.
Think about how many times you've used clean water today. Did you wake up and take a sip of water from the glass on your bedside table? Did you take a shower, brush your teeth, use the bathroom and wash your hands? Did you make a cup of coffee?
Having returned to Cambodia more than once in the post-Cold War era, my wife and I were surprisingly impressed by the extent to which this once battle-torn country was now coming to life, placing the memories of its past well behind it.
How much longer should we wait and how many more lives need to be lost before we act? From the old Peter Paul and Mary song, "how many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see?
The faster the internet goes, the faster misinformation can be spread. My anecdotal perspective is that we were at warp speed several years ago. Now what?
Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.