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Are you Confused? Good!

Contrary to what you have been told, confusion can be a positive state of mind. Continue reading

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Traveling with a Stay-at-Home Spouse

Im planning to visit Australia next year to visit my cousin on the Gold Coast. Im a 60+ lady traveling with a lady friend, my hubby is a stay-at-home type.
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Unlocking the “Girl Effect” in Guatemala

An educated girl can change the world. Read about the indigenous Maya educational and mentorship program in Guatemala by Starfish One by One. Continue reading

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Americans Too Busy to Notice a Medical Solution?

He says, dont you qualify for Medicare? No, you little twerp… Im not that old. I dont tell him that, but thats what Im thinking. I just say Medicare isnt an option… I have to pay out of pocket. Continue reading

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Starfish One by One Empowers Young Women

We are doing one thing – girls empowerment — and given our model, we cannot expand beyond 300. We want to do a lot for a few instead of doing a little for a lot. ‘The Girl Effect’ is the best way to tackle the otherwise daunting list of problems in Guatemala like malnutrition, environmental degradation, or economic exclusion. Continue reading

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Lodging and Local Happenings in Panajachel

Are you renting an apartment for this long stay. Would you mind revealing how much you pay per month and I would love to hear how the expat community, and you, are involved in local happenings. Continue reading

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Identifying Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

I know bad things happen everywhere, including the U.S. I also recognize that the majority of native Latin Americans, as well as expats are goodhearted peopled. Do you all have any suggestions about how to identify wolves in sheep’s clothing? Continue reading

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Installing Solar Coffee Bean Driers – Guatemala

Bored in retirement? Enjoy this guest post by Ben Etnier who helped install solar coffee bean driers at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for the local Maya coffee workers. Mix adventure with helping others. Continue reading

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A Reader Asks About Volunteering in Chiang Mai

Hi Akaisha and Billy, We’ve spoken in the past and I’ve found your encouragement and information valuable. While I’ve moved to San Miguel de Allende, I’m currently exploring SE Asia. I find myself in Chiang Mai, enjoying the city but, … Continue reading

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Spending My Retirement Helping Others

Where is the least expensive place I can retire and live like a king and help the people and children of that area? I have retired and am looking to maybe do like you all did for a while. Travel around for low dollars and live well with people. Continue reading

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