Category Archive: 2012

“The Ball”

TWB team member and Pan African Film Festival coordinator Medea Brown sent us “The Ball,” this delightful 2 minute short by filmmaker Shams Bhanji about the magic a soccer ball brings to a small village in… Continue reading


Kayla Denova,of Prarieville, Louisiana is definitely someone who knows how to Travel With Balls: on her recent trip to the Dominican Republic Kayla couldn’t find a soccer ball anywhere, but she didn’t allow… Continue reading


On the last couple days of our swing through Europe, we spent hours driving through small villages and combing the outskirts of cities in the Czech Republic for kids to give a soccer… Continue reading


We got a late start out of Budapest yesterday (we didn’t take off until 10:30 and then drove in circles for an hour trying to find the right highway…) so we pushed pedal… Continue reading


G-O-A-LLLLLLLLLLLLL  SLOVAKIA!!!! William and I were driving through the Slovakian countryside on our way to the Hungarian border and the splendors of Budapest yesterday when we passed by a small village.  We decided… Continue reading

We Finally Got Balls in Slovakia!

Greetings from the High Tatras in Slovakia, a mountain range that isn’t all that high (it tops out around 7,000 feet) but is nonetheless that tallest range in all of Eastern Europe. What… Continue reading

Soccer Balls And Traveling Season…Team TWB Is Going Back Out On The Road

It’s summertime here in Los Angeles, California — which means fun! This young man from Japan was showing off his incredible soccer ball handling skills on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. … Continue reading

It’s Summer And You Know What That Means…

It’s summer — get out there and Travel With Balls! Peace & Blessings, Jan


The mission of TWB is to encourage people traveling in developing countries (or visiting disadvantaged neighborhoods in more affluent countries…) to give a soccer ball away to kids. Why? Because it’s a simple… Continue reading

Dancing ‘Round the World — The Joy of it All!

Even though this Matt guy isn’t passing out soccer balls on his globe-trotting adventures, he sure has the Travel With Balls spirit — look at how much joy he is creating —  his joie… Continue reading