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My Volunteer Experience in Cuba

The trip was a combination of helping our host community and a wonderful cultural learning experience for a group of Americans, most of whom, had never been to Cuba. Continue reading

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Life Changing, Changing Lives

These beautiful women and children were living in various conditions, often with lots of family members in one room, many times without a flushing toilet, predictably with chickens, and a cow out back, and usually their small villages were far from grocery stores or medical help. Continue reading

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Giving Back in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Observations from a resident living in SMA

Our local Rotary club recognize a SMA “Citizen of the Year” every year. These average people are doing extraordinary things and loving their meaningful lives. Continue reading

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Worried about defining your identity once retired?

Our jobs often come to define a core part of our identity. So, what does this mean upon reaching retirement? Continue reading

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How to Make Friends and Build Your Social Network When You Travel Solo

By stepping into the shoes of someone local to the region I’m visiting and caring for their home and pets, I also inherit their friends, relatives and neighbors who form the basis of my social circle and help me integrate into the community during my stay. Continue reading

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Magic Classroom Bringing Education to Rural Villages

In Guatemala 40% of children do not make it through 1st grade. Continue reading

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Retired But Got the Blues? How Can that Be?!

After returning from this incredible 3 month trip, something weird happened. I began to mope around and waste my days fretting about what was next in life. Had I made a huge mistake by retiring early? Continue reading

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The World Is Your Oyster

  Hi Akaisha and Billy, Boy, I sure needed to see your e-mail and  the following statement as I’ve been retired (age 57) for a year now and am feeling quite lost not knowing what to do with my life.  … Continue reading

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Honor, Respect and a Purple Eggplant

All the hotels I could afford were locked tight and my only option was to beg and bribe a watchman to let me stay in the stairwell behind iron gates. Continue reading

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Thinking of Volunteering on Your Trip to Thailand? Start Here!

Using these tips to prepare to volunteer in Thailand will ensure that you make the most out of your time in Thailand while having an amazing, life-changing experience. Continue reading

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