Sara loves to travel around the world and twist balloons for new friends. She has visited 45 countries so far and is always looking for new adventures. Here are some favorites when balloons made an appearance. To read more about her travels, visit her global education blog,


Dominican Republic: Volunteering with Dove Missions
April 2015: 

Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Botswana: Making a Few New Friends
July/August 2011: I traveled through Southern Africa and made a few balloons along the way.

El Salvador: Teaching the Locals to Balloon Twist
April 2009: Working with several NGOs, I taught 4 workshops for local Salvadorans.
I was just in El Salvador for one week, but I taught many locals to make their own balloon hats and animals. 

Mali (West Africa): Hippo Ballet and More
Summer 2007: Volunteer Teaching and Twisting
I volunteered in Mali at the Institute for Popular Education. Among other projects, I made balloon masks and hats to serve as costumes for a school dance production of a local legend, The Story of Sadio and the Hippopotamus. Click the link above to see photos from this show, and much more! Also, my wonderful co-teacher and I kept a thorough travel blog, which you can view at

Mexico: Surprising a Neighborhood with Balloons
February, 2007: Visiting the "Wrong" Side of Town
I went on a short vacation in Akumal, Mexico, and spent a fun afternoon getting away from the tourist area to twist for some local children.

Guatemala: "Todo El Mundo Le Gustan GLOBOS!"
Summer, 2006: Everyone Loves Balloons
I spent just over 3 weeks in Guatemala, studying Spanish and exploring the sites. While I had many amazing experiences, the link above focuses on the times where I pulled out my balloons.

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