Dear Future Peace Corps Volunteer

When the pandemic swept around the world, Peace Corps was forced to evacuate all of their volunteers, nearly 7000, from the sites that they were serving in. Two years later Peace Corps has been slowly returning volunteers to these countries it once served. Madagascar, the country in which I served for 3 years, finally got its first volunteers since the evacuation. Having finished up 11 weeks of training in Mantasoa, Madagascar, the volunteers swore in yesterday to begin their journey as Peace Corps Volunteers in Madagascar. 

While watching their swearing in I was reminded of my service, the amazing and life changing experience I had, and all of the work that was done and has continued to be done in Madagascar. This blog was started as a way to chronical my time in Madagascar; my life and work as a volunteer, the culture of the Malagasy people, and the Peace Corps experience as a whole. In light of the new volunteers starting their own service I wanted to share a post I wrote as a letter to future Peace Corps Volunteers.
 

Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Travelers [Updated: 2022]

Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Travelers

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for that traveler in your life?  Buying for travelers can be a hard task.  What do you get for someone that is always on the go?  In my experience, most travelers like to pack light and we like to only take those things that are useful or will make our trip easier. 

 

So, skip the money belt this year and buy your modern nomad something they will actually love and use.  Here is a list of the best travel gifts for wanderlust travelers, no matter what your budget.

 

Explore Colonial Williamsburg: Best Guide to America's Revolutionary City

Explore Colonial Williamsburg: Best Guide to America's Revolutionary City

Colonial Williamsburg bring history to life. Once the capital of Virginia, Williamsburg is arguably the birthplace of the American Revolution. This historic site is the country’s largest outdoor history museum and quite literally a theater in the streets. Where historic figures like George Washington and James Madison tell you about their lives, where cobblers make colonial shoes from scratch, and the buildings that surround you date before the American Revolution.

 

Mount Greylock: A Visit to the Vibrant Fall Colored Mountain

Mount Greylock: A Visit to the Vibrant Fall Colored Mountain


Mount Greylock State Reservation is not only home to Massachusetts tallest mountain but also to the state’s oldest wilderness park. The summit of Mount Greylock itself sits at 3,491 feet and awards views of 5 states on a clear day. Known as one of the best hiking locations in Massachusetts its 50-miles of trails offer amazing views of old growth forests, waterfalls, overlooks. It is during the Fall season that the park really shines; when its trees turn a vivid array of colors and its rolling mountain sides become a scene made for poets.

 

Jaco: A Popular Costa Rican Beach Town - All You Need to Know

Jaco A Popular Costa Rican Beach Town

Jaco is the closest beach town to the capital city of San Jose making it a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. Beachgoers flock for some fun in the sun, surfers are lured by its great waves, partygoers are attracted by the bars and nightlife, and families go for a convenient and budget friendly getaway from the big city. If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track beach location, Jaco is not your spot. But, if you are looking for a fun, energetic town with a great beach and atmosphere, Jaco might just be the place for you.

 

11 Amazing Places to See in Old Québec City - Travel Guide

11 Amazing Places to See in Old Québec City
 

Old Québec City has 400 years of history and culture in its cobble streets, French style architecture, and fortifications. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this walled city might be small, but packs a lot of amazing sites and experiences in its tiny size. 

 

A Complete Travel Guide to the Beautiful Fundy National Park

A Complete Travel Guide to the Beautiful Fundy National Park

Home to dense forests, rugged terrain, and the world’s highest tides, Fundy National Park is in a place of its own. Its northern area is made up of Canadian highlands and home to plunging waterfalls, deep forests, mountain lakes, and a 3,000-year-old bog. While its southern territory is home to coastal cliffs that dive into the Bay of Fundy. All this beauty, along with the over 100 km of trails, make Fundy National Park a hiker’s paradise and a place everyone should explore.

 

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