I've traveled with TGL on several occasions and would highly recommend the experience. I was able to see parts of the world that I may not have otherwise experienced on my own. There is comfort in traveling with experienced leaders and with a group of people with similar interest and mindsets. You'll be challenged; to be flexible; to step out of your comfort zone; to experience life that isn't easy. You'll be better for having participated and contributed. Regardless of your experience as a traveller and/or photographer, what you bring is valuable. If you're new? There's someone else that might identify with you. If you're a veteran? You'll be a source of information and a valuable resource. The Giving Lens is a tremendous organization with priorities in the right place. Giving back. Challenging travel to extraordinary places. Learning while doing. Growth. If you have the chance, sign up for a trip.