Posts Tagged ‘Travel’ (16)

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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Staying Safe upon Arrival

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

My sweet neighbor Harriet contacted me the other day because her granddaughter Jaclyn had just received a medical fellowship to work in a small village in Peru. Apparently Jaclyn is to fly into Lima, then catch a bus to her …

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Financing your Adventurous Life

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

In this selfie-video, I not only define adventure philanthropy, but also chat about how to embark on an adventure philanthropist life and how to finance one.

Tune in to hear how you too can be an Adventure Philanthropist—whether you’re interested …

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Video Q&A: Volunteering Overseas

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Little Angel in Classroom

This month, our video Q&A features questions from three readers which I’ve never met in person, but who took the time to write in with questions – too cool!

Two of these questions are about finding volunteers opportunities overseas and …

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A Charmed Life

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

As I think back over my trip, I’m mildly surprised that I came through the two years relatively unscathed.

I managed to hold onto my valuables such as cash, credit cards and my passport (with the exception of some bank …

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Hostel or Hostile Living?

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Most travelers never set foot in a hostel, and for good reason. Hostel – or hostile – living is an acquired taste.

I used to limit my hostel stays at the beginning of my trip, but now as I’m nearing …

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aTypical Travel Day *Video*

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Travel days usually last more than 24 hours and require some degree of mental preparation. I find I need to psych myself up (or rather down), and enter a trace-like state where long delays, blatant rip offs, and unforeseen changes …

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A Second Look: Revisiting Cities

Monday, September 24th, 2012

At this point, I’ve traveled to so many countries (92 and counting) and international cities (144 just in the past 20 months) that it’s no wonder that I’m starting to double up. In fact, quite a few cities top my …

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My Foreigner Freak Out

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Yesterday I had a Grade A foreigner freak out. And boy was it a doozey – I was shouting some internationally recognized bad words and I tried to get the police involved. Whoa….

After more than 20 months on the …

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Packing: European Holiday *Video*

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Brits famously say: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothes.” I’ll remember that next time I’m in Stonehenge being pelted with marble-sized hail stones and 70 mph winds!

As I left Borneo, I donated my flimsy …

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