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Prints For Prints preserving the spirit of developing communities

In our modern world so beautifully illustrated in digital images it’s easy to forget the value of the printed photograph. With literally billions of pictures making their way through cyber space every second of every day few of us take the time to preserve those fleeting moments of our lives that are quickly forgotten but […]

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Help Ammon

I have a soft spot in my heart for anyone with the audacity to believe he can fly. I’m even more impressed by those who actually figure out a way to make it happen. So whenever I see one of these wonderful maniacs fall I want to do all that I can to help them […]

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Afghan Cycles

  I first met Shannon Galpin in 2007, about a year after she created her non-profit Mountain 2 Mountain. Hoping to find a common bond between the alpine culture of her home community in Breckenridge Colorado and rugged the high altitude provinces of Afghanistan she works to create empowerment opportunities for women and girls to […]

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High Ground Screening in Madison

The Joy Trip Project is pleased to present a free screening of the film High Ground by Michael Brown at the Marquee Theater in Union South on the UW Madison Campus on March 5th at 7PM. This inspiring feature follows the true story of 11 wounded Iraq and Afghan war veterans who overcome their injuries […]

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Afghan Dreamers

Following up her 2012 “Streets of Afghanistan” project social activist Shannon Galpin has launched a new initiative to raise awareness for the plight of women and girls in Central Asia. Afghan Dreamers is a new book now in production with the help of Make Stuff Sharp that aims to further incorporate art as a powerful […]

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From Slums to Summits

National Geographic Young Explorer Asa Firestone wants to inspire kids through climbing. Though not a particularly original concept in itself, the idea aims to gain traction in a unique location: the crime-ridden slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Armed with an MBA from the Marshal School of Business at the University of Southern California, Firestone […]

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Engaging Youth Outdoors

  On a Saturday in early fall 2012 environmental activist Christian Alvarado dedicated a few hours of his time in service to nature. He lead a group of students on a work project to clean up trash and remove graffiti along the banks of the Connecticut River. Helping to restore the esthetic beauty of Riverside […]

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Elephant Engima

http://media.blubrry.com/joytripproject/p/joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ElephantEnigma.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Subscribe to the Joy Trip ProjectVeterinarian and photographer Dag Goering is the co-founder with his wife author Maria Coffey in the adventure touring business Hidden Places Travel. For many years he’s worked at combining his love […]

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Vertically Challenged

After a long summer of travel I’m home for almost a month. Between Joy Trips I’m spending the next few weeks getting some perspective on what this project is all about. A recent note from climber Steve Richert helped me to remember why it’s important to find passion in our daily lives and to encourage […]

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Move Shake: Shannon Galpin

A review of the new film from Red Reel Media directed by Allie Bombach Women’s empowerment advocate Shannon Galpin was one of the many incredible people whose story inspired the creation of the Joy Trip Project. As the founder of the non-profit Mountain 2 Mountain her selfless dedication and sacrifice in service to women and […]

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