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Video: Friends Kelly and Jenny with Travel4Souls to Costa Rica

It is very difficult to speak about what we experienced as volunteers last July with Travel4Souls in Costa Rica. The most poignant photos that you managed to capture fail as visual aids. You unsuccessfully try to choke back tears as you speak of your time in the slums. The emotional conflict of not being able to relay the urgency of humankind’s need for a loving hand is simply overwhelming.

Fortunately, the first group to head to Costa Rica a few weeks ahead of ours had fellow volunteer/news anchor on their trip, Christine Maddela. Below is a great clip showcasing friends Kelly and Jenny; (see more on the Travel4Souls YouTube Channel). Watch Guthrie’s story to catch a glimpse of the rainforest that yours truly ziplined through. Yes. Me. They had to break out the pliers to loosen my helmet to fit my big head. Go ahead. Laugh.

Although it will help you to visualize my sense of place more, nothing will completely convey the trip to those who were not there. Which is why you MUST sign up soon 🙂

This page allows you to follow the Travel4Souls team across the world as they distribute shoes in the U.S. and around the world. Recent trips include India, Africa, Costa Rica and Haiti.

Read Katie Lentile’s blog here: http://www.thesoulexperience.com.

To find out how to go on a trip yourself, go tohttp://www.travel4souls.org.

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Winners Winners Coffee Dinner!

The Doka Coffee Estate: Costa Rica

Doka coffee is known to many as the best coffee in Costa Rica. I'd agree.

The winner of the blog subscription contests are: Kate Ouellette, Kimberly Ferencz, Chuck Robertson, Alison Despres, Daryl Poeira, Joseph Ho, Susannah Williamson, and Remy Haynes! You all will be receiving a thank you card, printed photo with a special back story from the trip (different for each winner), and some random little goodies from Costa Rica. All for just subscribing to this blog. What a deal. Please, if you have not yet, email or message me your mailing addresses. It will take a little while for me to gather everything, but I guarantee you it will be worth the wait. And the grand prize winner, who will be receiving all of the above and a bag of amazing coffee straight from the Doka Estate is Joseph Ho. This is some good stuff. The estate is located on the fertile slopes of the active Alajuela Poas Volcano, which we hiked to the top of after a day of distributing shoes.

All other donors and sponsors will receive a thank you card and photo. Please email me your mailing address or DM me on Twitter, as soon as possible. Lots more news to follow, including news of a return visit to the land that stole my heart in May of 2012. Check back soon.

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To donate to the Costa Rica Humanitarian Foundation, please click here. A permanent link is now at the top of the blog.

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