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In 2017, I spent some time in Kenya. I decided to take the time between seasons of Love It or List It to volunteer, so I taught in a small rural village north of Nairobi before heading to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust‘s elephant orphanage. In the Kenyan village where I taught for three weeks, the well had run dry. I learned firsthand how disastrous it is when there’s no water to drink, to bathe with, to cook with, to wash with. And I was only there for three weeks. Imagine that this is your life. That’s why I’ve partnered…

Go there on holiday.  spend your money with small local businesses whenever possible, rather than large multinationals (although even that helps – they still employ Greeks). Your tourism is a form of resistance. You will have the time of your life while helping a nation brought to its knees by international monetary interests.

Many families are planning summer vacations and in Canada, camping is a very popular way to spend those long summer nights! My camping experiences have been miserable. Beginning with my mother sending us off for summer camping with Forest School Camps. I swear the tents were WW1 army surplus. Heavy, leaky, canvas. English summer being what they are, I endured squelchy, wet, cold, miserable weeks under the canvas. The food was horrible. I have memories of porridge for breakfast that had a consistency of mortar. We should have built a house rather than try to eat it! In spite of…