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It was a very, very powerful experience," McAleer said of her visit to the Siem Reap orphanage. Since then, she's been in contact with the Rosses via email, and they want to help with the project, serving as a conduit between Park City donors and the orphanage, since they are in the same city. Before reading the article, McAleer didn't know the Rosses, although she knew Brandon's father, Toby, who had been the Park City manager.
She was inspired after reading an article in The Park Record about a Cambodian bed and breakfast run by Parkite Brandon Ross and his wife Andrea. Andrea guesses that after five years they might consider leaving, depending on how well their business does. The Rosses aren't sure how long they'll stay in Cambodia.
Journeys Within offers English-speaking tourists the chance to take a break from Asia," according to the company's website, and spend time with other native English speakers in Western-type style and comfort. Brandon Ross has done what most Park City High School students only dream of: he's opened a small bed and breakfast in Cambodia. Another trip, called Give-and-Take, is a 14-day adventure that gets travelers involved as volunteers.
Although the company makes individual tours, it has seven established tours, including its signature 13-day, all bed-and-breakfast trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia; it starts in Bangkok at $3,950 a couple. We are able to not only show guests the beauty and spirit of Cambodia, but through them we are helping the Cambodian people. Her comments about how things are going and the kind of advice she offers travelers paint a spirited picture of life in one of the world's wondrous locales.
Such experiences left Andrea and Brandon drained but laughing at the end of many days. It's great to know that kids in Park City are thinking about those kids less fortunate than them and then to have the drive and tenacity to do something about it is truly commendable," Brandon said. Arriving at the school it was obvious the school needed a lot of help so I said I would do one thing then another and it snowballed to where we are today," Brandon told the Record in an email.
I never realized how distracted I often am during our trips because, I'm multitasking between attending to the needs of children and thinking about where we're heading to next. Instead of spending 45 minutes each morning figuring out the logistics of moving our family of 5 around for the day and arguing about the itinerary, we were able to focus on getting our kids ready for the day's adventures and immersing ourselves in the experiences of the day. Since we were the only ones in our tour group (yes, it is a fully customized tour), it never mattered whether we were late to start the day.
Our usually shy boys quickly warmed up to him and loved listening to the stories he told. Andrea had handpicked our guide because other families had reported back that he was great with kids and indeed he was. We started each day being greeted by our smiling driver and English speaking guide, Santu, ready to show us their wonderful country.
I think it was worth every extra penny we paid even before we stepped foot on the plane.