Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The pretty colours are a mask for the challenges facing the Jalousie slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The neighbourhood of 50,000 sits on a secondary fault line and is without any water or sanitation system. (Chuck Bigger)

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The pretty colours are a mask for the challenges facing the Jalousie slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The neighbourhood of 50,000 sits on a secondary fault line and is without any water or sanitation system. (Chuck Bigger)

25 Things You Need To Know Before Going On A Mission Trip

25 Things You Need To Know Before Going On A Mission Trip

"Room for One More" by David Jesson - Haiti

"Room for One More" by David Jesson - Haiti

La Croix.  On the mountain above Cap Haitien, Haiti

La Croix. On the mountain above Cap Haitien, Haiti

Hacking Haitain Creole | Piktochart Infographic Editor

Hacking Haitain Creole | Piktochart Infographic Editor

Are you planning to go on a mission trip? Things may not always be as they seem. Having gone on a number of mission trips and adopted internationally, I have some tips to share before you head overseas.

Are you planning to go on a mission trip? Things may not always be as they seem. Having gone on a number of mission trips and adopted internationally, I have some tips to share before you head overseas.

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Old Town Jacmel, Haiti

Old Town Jacmel, Haiti

BUM BOATS OF #HAITI - Port-au-Prince, selling wooden carvings to guests of cruise ships, by Bulent Atalay

BUM BOATS OF #HAITI - Port-au-Prince, selling wooden carvings to guests of cruise ships, by Bulent Atalay

International travel to Haiti may very well be having a moment. According to the World Bank, from 2004 to 2014, the number of international travelers arriving in Haiti increased nearly 263 percent. Despite devastating setbacks like the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew this year, Haiti is working hard to add itself to the list of must-visit Caribbean destinations. So should you go? And how can you visit ethically?

International travel to Haiti may very well be having a moment. According to the World Bank, from 2004 to 2014, the number of international travelers arriving in Haiti increased nearly 263 percent. Despite devastating setbacks like the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew this year, Haiti is working hard to add itself to the list of must-visit Caribbean destinations. So should you go? And how can you visit ethically?

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