A couple of weeks ago I posted (read: pleaded) about an amazing opportunity to work with elephants in Thailand courtesy of an organization called DreamJobbing. Well, I’m thrilled to report that I made it to round two! Round two starts today and only lasts for 14 days, so I’m asking anyone with a passion for travel, people, animal welfare, and do-gooding to help me get there by casting votes here. To vote, you must create an account at DreamJobbing.com. Once you do, you can vote every day.
I’ve been so lucky over the last 10 years to have the proverbial red carpet rolled out for me in some of the world’s most breathtaking and exciting destinations, from Las Vegas and Reykjavik to Nairobi and Quito, and so many places in between. And while the five-star hotels, meals, and experiences have been the stuff of dreams, seldom do I leave a destination with the feeling that I’m returning home having left a positive, impactful footprint in my wake. Travel has given so much richness to my life, and now I want to give back.
In the mean time, here are some of my favorite elephant snaps from a trip to Kenya I took with Micato Safaris a few years back. In addition to going on traditional safaris, we also paid a visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a haven for orphaned and injured elephants. As you can imagine, those sweet baby pachyderms are enough to melt your heart. As for the big ones? Well, they’re just plain awesome.
Thank you all for voting!