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Portugal – 6 Captivating Towns & Cities

Portugal – 6 Captivating Towns & Cities

Beware of Portugal.  She will steal your breath with her beauty, captivate your mind with her melodic language, seduce your heart with sumptuous food and wine, while perched innocently on the sea ever scanning the westward horizon.  Perhaps it was that very view into the vast unknown that first drew her master navigators into the … Continue reading

HFHI Women Build 2017 Paraguay – Farewell

HFHI Women Build 2017 Paraguay – Farewell

You may not think five days of manual labor goes by as quickly as it did for our team of 16 Global Village volunteers, at least if you aren’t used to digging ditches, back-filling foundations and mixing concrete by hand.  Let me assure you, not one of us does any of these things as our … Continue reading

In Defense of Leaving Home

In Defense of Leaving Home

Growing up in a blue-collar middle class family in western Pennsylvania, leaving home meant visiting my grandparents who lived about a 20-minute car ride away.   Their small home in the city was my favorite place to be and if felt different enough from my split level suburban house to satiate my desire to travel.  Leaving … Continue reading