Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

March 27, 2020

Hey Toters, what’s Athen-in’?

Back in 2019, travelers Eileen and Lesley visited Athens, Greece. They loved it so much that they wanted to encourage you to visit “the city of the violet crown” someday too. If you ever get the chance to go to Athens,

…you Odyssey the Porch of the Caryatids on the north side of the Acropolis

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Crème brûlée of the crop

Crème brûlée of the crop

March 19, 2020

Traveler Tim Gibson loves seeing new parts of the world. His latest ventures took him to the southwest of France.

From visiting his nephew high in the Pyrenees, to enjoying the glorious mountain views of the region, and to partaking in the spectacular French cuisine.

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Old and New

Old and New

March 13, 2020

"Singapore is a country where old and new exist side-by-side.

From walking downtown through the streets lined with gleaming skyscrapers, to stumbling upon temples that are over a hundred years old, and to discovering a carefully preserved city block of traditional shop-fronts that date back to colonial days.

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Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

March 06, 2020

Traveler Harriet had a beret good time exploring France.

One of her favorite places was Sault, a small town in the heart of lavender country.

Here is what she had to Marseille about her visit:

"Sault is a small, charming, Provençal town with a lovely fabric shop—Un Air De Provence.

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Aaron the Explorer

Aaron the Explorer

February 28, 2020

There have been many famous explorers in the history of mankind (other than Dora and the internet browser of course).

Marco Polo, Lewis and Clark, Neil Armstrong, and many other explorers earned their way into our history books.

In our age of Google Maps and satellite imagery, exploration is a little different. But that doesn’t discourage Aaron John from going to some of the least known places where few travelers ever go.

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Tropic like it's hot

Tropic like it's hot

February 21, 2020

Traveler Aaron wanted to go somewhere that few people ever go. So he decided to travel off the beaten path and go to one of the least visited countries on the planet.

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Leaving a Footprint

Leaving a Footprint

February 14, 2020

Well, it's Valentine's Day and I'm sure you've already been bombarded with messages about romance, love, and all that mushy stuff. So why not talk about something different instead?

Perhaps one of the longest relationships you'll ever have is the one you have with planet Earth.

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Valentine's Day with your Seoul-mate

Valentine's Day with your Seoul-mate

February 07, 2020

We know it’s still a week away, but we wanted to send out a special message before Valentine’s Day!

This one is for the person who rocks your world,

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One in a Chameleon

One in a Chameleon

January 31, 2020

Uganda isn’t called the Pearl of Africa for no reason. It's full of breathtaking views, tasty food, and awesome people. And it's also where the idea for Taaluma Totes sprang from!

Traveler Carli recently got to experience the awesomeness of Uganda when she visited her college roommate.

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A few of our favorite things

A few of our favorite things

January 24, 2020

Traveler Tim recently visited one of his favorite places in the world, a small village near Bamako, Mali.

Back in 2017, Tim helped open a middle school with a foundation called Mali Rising, which focuses on building schools in remote areas to spread education to the youth.

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Once Taiwan a Time

Once Taiwan a Time

January 17, 2020

Traveler Matthew recently traveled to Taipei, Taiwan to visit his cousin. 

The trip left him feeling bubbly since there were plen-tea of amazing things to do.

From going on a wok in the park

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Australia Wildfire Relief

Australia Wildfire Relief

January 15, 2020

Last week, we attempted something we have never done before. 

We asked for help to support a cause that was outside our traditional microloan program.

Learning of the devastating impacts of the Australia bush fires, we wanted to personally help. We turned to our community to amplify our efforts.

And you did not disappoint.

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