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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Passports with Purpose

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Passports with PurposeBetween moving out of Sarasota and traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, I have been somewhat silent for the past two weeks. But things are settling down now and I can’t think of a better reason to get back into the swing than to tell you about a wonderful charity effort being mounted by my fellow travel writers through Passports With Purpose. This year, the Passports with Purpose fund raising effort is supporting American Assistance for Cambodia (AAfC), an independent,…

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Passports with Purpose

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Passports with PurposeWhen I look back on the years when I was immersed in the culture of corporate America, my biggest regret is that I didn’t do more to help others. Though I earned a healthy income, I am ashamed to say that I never volunteered and rarely gave to charity. Strangely, now that I am a struggling travel writer with barely enough income to keep me on the road, charity and volunteer work have become a much…

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Passports with Purpose

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Passports with PurposeAs I travel in developing countries around the world, I am often confronted by the lack of basic necessities that we take for granted in the United States. With each visit to Nepal I am reminded how difficult life is for residents of rural villages who walk miles each day, carrying large steel jugs of water on their shoulders for the needs of the family and their livestock. Children often miss out on education because their…