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Famous for all the Wrong Reasons, Robben Island

September 11, 2014

Sitting nearly seven kilometers off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa is a small island that is famous for all of the wrong reasons. Robben Island, named by the Dutch which translates to Seal Island, served as home to Nelson Mandela for 18 years. Although Mandela won a Nobel and served as the president of his country, first he was a political prisoner for 27 years. Robben Island was first used as a prison in the 17th century and finally completed its role as such in 1996. Over the years it also housed a leper colony, a whaling station and even an artillery battery during WWII. read more

Milestones, Lavish Mansions and Burgers in Newport, Rhode Island

September 8, 2014

[Maynard's View] Rhode Island might be the smallest of the states, but big things come in small packages. We only had one day to see what we could of this great state, and the consensus seemed to be to head for Newport. On top of the excitement of exploring new territory, Rhode Island marked the culmination of Glinda’s quest to visit all 50 states; that’s a huge milestone. I used to joke with my friend all the time that if you blinked you could miss her home state altogether that would not turn out to be the case at all. Newport has character; from classic homes with sidewalks shaded by grand trees to ocean views. read more

Volunteer Abroad by Kathryn and Mike Pisco

September 7, 2014

Kathryn Pisco is a social entrepreneur from Chicago with a passion for travel and giving back.  She grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications and Business.  After years of working in sales for large corporations, she took a career break with her husband and traveled the world doing a mix of personal travel and volunteer work.  She returned from the trip inspired to create her own social venture –Unearth the World- that focuses on service learning and responsibly pairing volunteers with international nonprofits. Unearth the World is an international volunteer placement company that focuses on volunteer education (pre and post-trip), community impact and financial transparency. read more

Travelationship High Fives: Our Favorite Ways to Kill Time in Transit

September 5, 2014

{Glinda’s View} Games: Maynard prints out Sudoku puzzles.  A deck of cards or your favorite travel version game is a great way to kill some time. For the 2 of us, we like Phase 10, Uno and Card Monopoly. If you are able to recruit some players, try Duple, Anomia or Quao. read more

Boston: A City for Everyone

August 25, 2014

[Maynard's View] We had big plans for Boston, and were excited to hit the ground running. We had planned our time to a “T” and then a hurricane decided to crash the party. Needless to say our time on the ground in Boston was drastically cut short. We managed to get a taste of this great city, which only left us wanting more. Boston is chalk full of history, good food and friendly people. read more

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