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From the Pharmacy to the Philippines: Tara Povey’s Incredible Personal Journey

On a hot day in 2014, in a small wooden boat anchored off the coast of the Philippines, Tara Povey felt happy. She’d just completed her level-one certification for freediving — an extreme sport...

Capturing a Lasting Legacy: The While I’m Here Project

“A hero is someone who does something extraordinary. I’m just doing ordinary things.” “The most important thing, I believe, is what I’m doing now — trying to go and make something out of myself before...

Capones Island, Philippines

It was our first trip to Southeast Asia. My boyfriend and I flew into Manila, Philippines, eager for exotic beach escapes: white sand, turquoise waters and bright orange sunsets. We quickly realized, however, that...

Kristine Pierce: Leave Home to Discover Your Roots

I was truly lucky to grow up in a household of travelers, a household where our parents encouraged me and my sister to push our boundaries by exploring the world. My mother often said...