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At UGO we combine life changing volunteer experiences with life coaching for people who want to find clarity, more meaning, or a sense of purpose. This is anything but a traditional volunteer abroad trip. With pre trip, on trip and post trip programming, we zero in on what makes you tick or what is getting in your way, so you can get more from your life, all while connecting with and helping others.
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What is Transformational Travel?

Have you ever gone on a trip that changed your life? Perhaps it pushed you out of your comfort zone and you grew, or something happened to profoundly shift your perspective or values. Travel has an incredible innate power to transform us and transformational travel is...

5 Confidence Killers to Conquer

Confidence is one of the most important traits when it comes to living a happy and fulfilling life.  Without confidence in ourselves and our abilities we will struggle to thrive and achieve our potential, we’ll have issues being true to ourselves, and it will inhibit...

What I learned from climbing Kilimanjaro TWICE!

In 2007 while volunteering in Tanzania, I decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a local friend I had met.  We did the Marangu “easy Coca-Cola” route, with Hut Accommodation.  We hiked through the days, had dinner, played cards, and got a cozy night of...

What Really Lights You Up?

"This above all. To thine own self be true," says Shakespeare’s Polonius in Hamlet. Sounds easy enough but the truth is, living true to one’s self is actually quite difficult, especially when you don’t even know your self. For years I worked 9-5 jobs where...

From Chaos to Costa Rica – Reflections from Far Away on a Bumpy Bus

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