In The Heart of Haiti – Bloggers Make a Difference

by Sandra Foyt on February 3, 2012

in Service Projects

Last summer, when I took my kids on a volunteer vacation in the Dominican Republic, I had a chance to travel into Haiti with my teenage daughter. We crossed over the Dajabón border to the open market where Haitians trade in goods donated from around the world for basic staples, fruits, vegetables, and livestock.

Family travel to Dajabon Market Haiti, teen poses in front of stream of Haitian carrying wares.

Our visit was brief, but it was one of those life-affirming and teachable moments that I know will long impact my child as it has her mother.

I think that’s one of the reasons that I was so moved when I saw the EVERYWHERE Travels to the Heart of Haiti video. Then again, when a video provokes both tears and a smile, you know that it contains something powerful. Travels to the Heart of Haiti carries a message that demands to be shared.

EVERYWHERE Travels to the Heart of Haiti


Learn more about Bloggers4Haiti:

Volunteer Vacation in the Dominican Republic:

Go See It!

Dajabón Market
Open Mondays and Friday at 7AM.
Caribe Tours operates a bus service from Monte Cristi (and/or Santo Domingo.) Reservations can be made here or visit Caribe Tours (English version.)

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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