How goes the travelling volunteer?

April 16, 2010

Using world travel as a basic framework for volunteering is a noble pursuit, maybe, but it’s not necessarily as easy as it sounds. It’s a challenge to find work-for-nothing jobs, and that is very frustrating. However, being persistent usually pays off and sometimes all we need, often found between the covers of a great book, is a little inspiration.

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Vagabonding, and the art of world travel

March 16, 2010

If you’re traveling, or at least giving it some serious consideration, then you need to do some preparation and this is most importantly mental preparation. The book ‘Vagabonding’, by Rolf Potts is an essential part of your toolkit to get you started down this road.

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It’s rarely just a coconut

February 12, 2010
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Like most capital cities, Vientiane is not representative of how the majority of the population live. It is a small city with two or three main streets within which you will find most of the things you need.  I did very little in the way of touristy sight-seeing while I was there and opted instead […]

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Working to live vs. living to work

May 4, 2009

Are you living each day for your work? Have you misplaced the role that work plays in your life – that is as a facilitator. When you’re working overtime to pay the bills and feed you and your family, you’re trading in your most valuable asset – time – for stuff. Is it worth it?

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