Category: Travel & Adventure

I Got My Medical Clearance From the Peace Corps

  I GOT MY MEDICAL CLEARANCE FROM THE PEACE CORPS After numerous shots, blood tests, x-rays and doctor visits, I finally got my medical clearance from the Peace Corps. It's only been a year since I first applied...

Am I Going to Live on Papa in Lesotho?

I'm getting prepared for my 27 months in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, in southern Africa, and it looks like I'm going to live on Papa in Lesotho. Papa even has its own special wooden...

Less Stuff = Freedom + Happiness

I'm a "happy" person so why did I buy a book called, Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, by  Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D? Because it explains why I want to go back to Africa, and...

Ian Mathie: A Life of Adventure, Danger and Excitement in Africa

Ian Mathie, one of my favorite memoir authors, has packed more adventure, danger and excitement during his thirty years in Africa, than anyone living a 'normal' life at home. I spent a weekend with Ian and his wife, Gay,...

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Volunteer Teaching in Thailand With Bamboo-Project

I need experience teaching before serving with the Peace Corps in Lesotho, South Africa this year, and what better way than volunteer teaching in Thailand with Bamboo Project. Since I love tropical islands, I figured why not pick a...

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EatWith.com: Enjoy a Home-Cooked Meal Anywhere in the World

  If you want to experience a home-cooked meal, anywhere in the world, then you're in for a treat with eatwith.com. It all started with Yvonne, my new friend from volunteering at Vaughan Town in Spain. She invited me...

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Volunteer In Exchange For Free Hotel and Meals

Do you like meeting people from other countries? Would you like to volunteer in exchange for free hotel and meals? If so, Vaughan Town may be the ideal solution for you. There you get to help Spanish people improve their English...

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Have You Tried “Eat With”?

I'm in Spain volunteering with Vaughan Town, and met a lady from Israel who asked me, "Have you tried Eat With?" "No, what is that?" I asked. She told me that eatwith.com, is an Israeli startup website,...

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Differences Between a French, a British and an American Gym

  It's been 6 weeks since I left the U.S., and I've worked out at a British gym in Greenwich, London, and a French gym, in the suburbs of Paris. I'm going to share my personal observations...

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Serving with the Peace Corps in Lesotho

    For years, I've been telling my friends that I would serve with the Peace Corps when my  children were out of the house. It's something I started talking about ten years ago, and last week, I...

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