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Awakening to life through Volunteering

  My name is Millie.  I am a Trip Leader for Conservation Volunteers International Program (ConservationVIP®) in Machu Picchu – an experience I would not change for anything. I am a tireless traveler. I am also a historian, and as such I feel great passion for ancient cultures, their customs and traditions, and of course…

Despertando a la vida por medio del Voluntariado

Mi nombre es Millie. Soy Líder de Viaje para el Programa Internacional de Voluntarios en Conservación en Machu Picchu. Una experiencia no cambiaría por nada. Soy una viajera incansable. También soy historiadora, y como tal siento una gran pasión por las culturas antiguas, sus costumbres y tradiciones y por supuesto su legado histórico, pero lo…

Reminiscing

Editor’s Note: As this blog goes to print, Machu Picchu is closed to visitors due to COVID-19. Together with Peter Murphy, we are reminiscing about Machu Picchu, waiting for the day when we can return.  Hello from Peter Murphy (again).  I’m the sometimes videographer/photo volunteer helping to document the work performed by volunteers with ConservationVIP.  Working…

Remembering Saturnino

It saddened me to learn that Saturnino had passed on. He was someone special I met on a Machu Picchu volunteer trip. Saturnino…just his name was mystical. Named perhaps for the 6th planet from the sun or the Roman god of agriculture. We were clearly working on what he considered to be his plot of…

Spotlight on Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy, photographer and videographer extraordinaire, has generously shared his talents with ConservationVIP®, producing videos and photographs which vividly portray our volunteer trips. Because Peru and Machu Picchu hold special meaning to Peter, his first videos for us were focused on our Machu Picchu volunteer trip. I asked Peter to explain why he has been…

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