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Building a new Trail to The Towers

That’s Right! No doubt about it. Ask anyone. I am one of the Hardest-Working, Fun-Seeking, Glass-Full, Patagonia-Loving, Volunteer Leaders you will ever know! And I love Torres del Paine! I took my first trip to Patagonia in 2004. At the time I was taking a vacation from my job as District Ranger on the Inyo…

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…

Cinque Terre

Have any of you heard whispers regarding a possible ConservationVIP® work project in Italy? Well it’s TRUE!  I have been working to develop meaningful, hands-on work projects in Cinque Terre, our next volunteer trip destination. For me, it began with a passion for a place that I’ve been to and projects and community needs that…

Volunteering in Yosemite

There is no place like Yosemite. I first visited there in 2011. I had just finished a photography class at UCLA and decided to drive up to the famous park and test out my newly acquired skills. I entered the Valley on Highway 120 and was immediately awestruck by the golden granite cliffs and sparkling…

Thinking about the Boardwalk Project

In 2015, CONAF – the Chilean agency entrusted to manage Torres del Paine National Park – asked ConservationVIP® about the viability of converting a horse trail in the park into a hiking trail. A new trail would relieve severe overcrowding on a section of the hiking trail known as “the W”.  We responded that it…

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