A Thailand toy story in the northern hill tribes

Toys for Thailand, the Gathering RoadThe aftermath of the Asian Tsunami, nearly 10 years ago, prompted the Toys for Thailand programs, first in the Phuket area and later deep in the North Hill Tribe country of Thailand. Director Maria Miller, Faculty Emeritus at Palomar College in San Diego County, talks about the latest Toys for Thailand programs.

Hear about the development of the program, their Hill Tribe Fashion and Gift Show fundraiser as well as the annual Small World Maehongson Festival, which brings together international visitors and hundreds of isolated village Hill Tribe school children to celebrate their cultural traditions.

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The Gathering Road podcast – Stories courage, passion and uncommon adventure. Hosted by dedicated traveler, Elaine J. Masters, Indie Excellence award-winning author and international scuba diver. The Indie Excellence Best Audio award winning author of Drivetime Yoga and Flytime Yoga is also a freelance travel writer and founder of the Tripwellness.com blog

When she’s not on the road, Elaine is the co-organizer of the Travel Massive San Diego,  bringing together travel writers and industry professionals, a part of the global network of those working in the travel industry.

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