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Journeys for Good wins 3 Telly Awards for Cambodia Voluntourism Video

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We are pleased to announce that the Telly Awards has named Bayside Entertainment as a winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for Journeys for Good:Cambodia. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

 For its 34th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners. Your votes made a difference, bringing us a Silver People’s Telly Award for the second year in a row! 

In addition to the People’s Telly, we also won 2 Bronze awards for documentary and editing.

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This is a true passion project for Steve and me, so it feels great to have this recognition as we continue to develop the project for broadcast and the web. 

Thanks again for your continued support. It means so much to us.

Volunteer travel videos up for Telly Award


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Our most recent Cambodia voluntourism video is up for a People’s Telly Award and we need your vote. Please click here and give us a “thumbs up” now.  It only takes a second and it would mean so much to us.  And please “tweet” and “post” to your heart’s content to help us spread the word.

We won 2 Telly’s last year for our Tanzania documentary, so we’d love to continue the winning streak for Journeys for Good.

Thanks everyone for supporting our dream to create inspirational volunteer travel content.  If you haven’t done so already, follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to get updates and notifications when new content is posted.  There’s more content coming soon from our family voluntourism adventure in Cambodia with non-profit Globe Aware, so please stay tuned.

Journeys for Good builds wheelchairs in Cambodia with voluntour partner Globe Aware – Part 1 Video

Journeys for Good celebrated the New Year in Siem Reap, Cambodia on a volunteer vacation with non-profit partner, Globe Aware. We traveled with a wonderful group of diverse volunteers — single professionals, couples, and families. We were there to explore the culture and beauty of Cambodia and, with our volunteer projects, to give back a bit while we were there.

Our first project was to assemble 28 wheelchairs. Sadly, because of landmines and leftover ordnance from the war, Cambodia has one of the highest per capita rates for amputees. Many others have been disabled due to diseases like Polio. Resources are not readily available for wheelchairs and special services in this impoverished nation, so this was a chance to contribute a very tangible positive benefit.

This video is part 1 of the process. Hear from the volunteers themselves what is was like to participate in the project.

Check back soon for part 2 of the experience when the group delivers the wheelchairs to local disabled people.

Silly behind-the-scenes clip from voluntourism trip to Cambodia

As promised, we will start to post some video clips from our recent volunteer trip to Cambodia.  Most of these clips will focus on the volunteer projects, like building wheelchairs or teaching English.  This one, however, is just for fun.

As a mom, sometimes we do things at the request of our children that we would otherwise never do.  My 9 year-old son begged me to get the famous “fish massage” in Siem Reap.  These tanks line the main drag there and tourists dip their feet in for a necrotic cleaning of dead skin. (Ewwww, right?).  Anyway, he’d done it twice already with the other boys on our trip and pleaded with me, “Pleeeeeeease, Mom, you’ve GOT to do it!!”  We’ll there you have it….and here it is, somewhat embarassing but also part of the adventure of travel.

Stay tuned for more to come from our Cambodia volunteer trip with Globe Aware.  And sign up for our free mailing list if you’d like to be notified when new content is posted.

Journeys for Good Sends Holiday Wishes

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Hi All,

This year, we will ring in the New Year in Journeys for Good style — volunteering with Globe Aware in Cambodia.  Please check back starting Dec. 30th for blog updates from the field.  We are excited to share this, our most recent adventure, with all of you.