Tranquilo Traveler in National Geographic!

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. . . in the National Geographic Inside Traveler Blog, that is. The authors of IT interviewed me in Boulder last week for this post about Voluntourism:

Writer Joshua Berman’s blog The Tranquilo Traveler offers a personal perspective on this burgeoning travel trend as he details his 16-month-long honeymoon volunteering in Northern India, Sri Lanka, and Africa with the American Jewish World Service Volunteer Corp.


I love that I first read the piece in the middle of the Belizean jungle (literally!), on my lodge’s satellite WiFi, listening to howler monkeys, drinking local coffee, and recovering from my morning canoe ride with crocodiles (which, incidentally, are quite a bit smaller than the Katchikally fertility crocs Tay and I touched in Africa).

In other National Geographic news, I was included as a panelist in a survey they conducted about World Heritage Sites around the world, at least a dozen of which we visited in the last year and a half.

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