Archive for August, 2014

Saudi Arabia: To Go or Not to Go?

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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A friend recently asked me if I wanted to visit Saudi Arabia to speak at a girls’ school. My instant reply: Yes! But then I thought a bit more about it and now I’m not so sure.

Last May, I …

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Posted in Arab Region | 11 Comments »

Sobering Travel Realities

Friday, August 22nd, 2014


Last week, my good friend Marianna asked me during one of my recent readings how I had changed after my two years abroad. I said I was more serious. She gave me a sad face. But it’s true.

I think …

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Posted in How to Cope | 1 Comment »

Embracing my Buddha Bowl

Friday, August 15th, 2014

BB3I’m getting into my Buddha Bowl these days. In fact, I’m on a health kit and have decided to have a Buddha Bowl at least 4 times a week. It think it will help me focus on clean eating and …

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Posted in Food & Drink | No Comments »

Philanthropy on a Budget

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Food Bank JulyNow that I’m back working in the States, I’m in re-build mode—re-building my savings and my business after years of traveling abroad.

I’m trying to balance this need to be responsible (and therefore ensure an independent future for myself) with …

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Posted in The Giving Guide | 2 Comments »

8 Tips for Solo Travelers to Stay Healthy

Friday, August 1st, 2014

A recent article in the New York Times sadly recounts how a 23-year old Peace Corps volunteer died during his assignment in rural China. Even though he sought care from a Peace Corps-approved doctor, he was not given the proper …

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Posted in On the Road | 4 Comments »

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