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Supporting moms and families around the world

Watch the video above to learn how one woman’s vision became the Yanamono Clinic, deep in the Amazon in Peru, providing life-saving medical care.  When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are… Read more »

Earth Day 2024

The garden at the Tloma Primary School, Tanzania. Narrated by Sandra Vaughan, GCF East Africa Project Manager Where despite disparities We all care to protect this world, This riddled blue marble, this little true marvel To muster the verve and the nerve To see how we can serve Our planet. You don’t need to be… Read more »

Strong women who we know and admire

  “There are two powers in the world; one is the sword, the other is the pen. There is a third power that is stronger than both, that of women.” ~ Malala Yousafzai  Dear Friend, International Women’s Day on March 8th is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women…. Read more »

Bringing books to rural Kenya

“The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” ~ Albert Einstein Donate here to send books to rural Kenya Dear Friend, As a former teacher, nothing makes me happier than to see a child excited about reading. Today I share the story of O.A.T traveler, Roy Austin, who feels… Read more »

Please help us support Morocco’s earthquake victims

“There is no beauty but the beauty of action.” ~ Moroccan Proverb Donate here to support earthquake survivors in Morocco   Dear Friend, On Saturday, I awoke to the news that a massive earthquake rocked western Morocco with its epicenter about fifty miles from Marrakesh. By the end of the day, the death toll was… Read more »

How you can help us protect the Amazon Rain Forest

“We are here, and we will continue here. Anglo America (mining) out! The people will continue to resist!” ~ Alessandra Korap Munduruku Dear friends, Last week I had the privilege to attend the Goldman Prize ceremony in Washington, DC as a guest of Amazon Watch.  These awards are considered one of the top recognitions for… Read more »

Continuing our support for Ukraine & Turkey

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~Maya Angelou Dear traveler, Last month the world marked the one year anniversary of the unjust invasion by Russia into Ukraine. At its onset, few of us could imagine that it would last so long given the… Read more »

Together, we are making an impact in Turkey and Syria

“En geveze kuş ümittir. Kalbimizde hiç susmaz.” (The most talkative bird is hope. It never stops in our hearts.) ~ Turkish proverb Donate Now to Support Earthquake Survivors This week, I have been reminded of how amazing our regional associates and trip experience leaders are. The Grand Circle family is so blessed to have so… Read more »

Support for Turkey’s earthquake victims

“Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say “What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?” If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness.” ~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk   … Read more »