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My Favorite Memories from our trip to Guatemala with #CoEdGuatemala


[google1][pinit count=”vertical” url=”” float=”right”] Last week we were in Guatemala with a fantastic non-profit, Cooperative For Education. We had an amazing time traveling through the country and getting a behind-the-scenes look at the education system in Guatemala. We also saw magnificent vistas, tasted amazing new foods and saw an intimate side of the country we never would have seen on our own. Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing our Guatemalan experiences with you….

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Travel With Us This Week On Very Special Journey to Guatemala

Educational Opportunities

[google1][pinit count=”vertical” url=”” float=”right”] We’re really excited right now. When we started Beers & Beans two of the things we really wanted to do was volunteer and highlight all the great people in the world that are working hard to make a difference. Starting tomorrow we get to do just that. We’re headed to Guatemala on a very special trip with Cooperative for Education. During the Snapshot Tour we’ll visit several schools, get the chance…

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The Sweet Aroma of France: WWOOFing with aromatic plants in the south of France

France by Kristen Grennan

When Kristen asked if she could provide us with a story from her time in WWOOFing in France we couldn’t refuse! This is a guest post is provided by fellow travel blogger Kristen Grennan. Be sure to check out her full bio below. All photos in this post are provided by Kristen. While sitting on the front lawn of my French WWOOFing hosts’ modern home, I can’t help but stare in awed silence at the…

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First Impressions: Cortanovci and the Things I Learned with WWOOF Serbia

beersandbeans_serbian village

[google1] Standing in a darkened train compartment waving goodbye to Katarina Milenkovic, co-founder of WWOOF Serbia, at the Belgrade Station, I had the electric nervousness I often get when visiting a foreign place I know little about. As the old, reliable Soviet-era train rattled into the dark countryside, Beth and I sat silent, desperately grasping to the pronunciation of our stop: Cortanovci. I must have repeated the name fifty times in my head, but when…

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3 Things I learned from WWOOFing in Serbia


[google1] A big reason we like WWOOFing so much is that it enables us to mingle with locals on a daily basis, experiencing regional cuisine, culture and customs, while giving back to the farmer and ultimately the community. Last year, on our WWOOF farm in Italy, we got to experience firsthand the labor of love that is the annual grape harvest for wine production. The days were long, the lunches were divine, and the conversation…

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The Hazy Shade of Autumn Tour: Europe and Beyond

beth and me_plymouth

[google1] In less than 12 hours, we will be heading to Logan International Airport in Boston to embark on a three month journey through Europe, Turkey and a few points in between. As some of you may know, we never imagined we’d find ourselves back in Europe so soon after our trip there last fall. It’s not that we didn’t want to go back (we both adore Europe), we just knew that our budget couldn’t…

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Volunteering On The Road | We’re the new WWOOF ambassadors to SERBIA!!

The Tractor on the Farm in Tuscany.

[google1] I have some good news! Randy and I are planning the next leg of our journey. We’ve been putting together tentative itineraries and it looks like we’ll be headed back to Europe! We were planning on going directly to Thailand but a couple of really cool projects popped up in Europe that we simple can’t ignore. We are still in the planning phases but as soon as they are finalized (hopefully in the next week…

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