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Archive for July, 2010

Sat
31
Jul '10

Volunteering? Sure about that?

A life coach once told me about a client who thought he wanted to travel extensively. In the end he discovered he enjoyed planning trips, not taking them.  With that in mind, I researched international volunteering  before I applied. Here are the three I read most closely. Reality Check: Volunteering Abroad is one of several […]

Sat
31
Jul '10

This day brought to you by Science

One of the goodies the travel clinic gave me was typhoid vaccine pills. I feel a knee-jerk pang horror when I hear ‘typhoid’.  There’s typhoid in my fridge, next to the butter dish.   Reason explains calmly that it’s inactive, perfectly safe, backed by years of scientific research.  Instinct replies if Reason likes science so […]

Fri
30
Jul '10

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is one of those situations where we have to make a good choice with little experience. I spent a couple evenings researching the choices.

Mon
26
Jul '10

Mt. Auburn Hospital Travel Medicine Center

My first visit to the travel clinic.

Fri
16
Jul '10

Sojourn – About Me

I’m a software programmer from the Boston area. In 2010 I took advantage of a layoff to travel. I spent eight months in Siem Reap, Cambodia working on a software project for a children’s hospital. On the way home, I stayed with a family in Lyon, France for a monthlong cultural exchange program. It’s been […]