Happy Father’s Day: Frisbee Style

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Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Soon after it began, she hated the  commercialism and worked to remove it from the national events calendar. The first Father’s Day celebration was held on June 19, 1910 at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington, organized by Sonora Smart Dodd to honor her ...

The Summer Job that Got Away: Glacier National Park, Montana

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This is the Centennial Celebration year for our National Parks. I have visited just under half of the 58 parks under the National Park Service. My friends Charles and Serena, partially retired college professors, travel in their RV to work in a bookstore every summer in a different park. There are loads of summer, or seasonal ...

Become Part of the National Park Service’s Centennial Celebration

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This only happens once every 100 years! I promise more upcoming info on this great Centennial; however, there’s one thing I want to make absolutely sure that you know about first. The National Park Service offers a Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) Artists in Residence program: https://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm. Applications are open to visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, composers, craft artists and ...

An Exciting Cultural Travel Opportunity

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The beauty of an Immersion Traveler® on a volunteer vacation is that there’s always a new adventure around the corner. In June, 2015 I read about the new partnership between fathom.org and Carnival Cruise Lines offering cultural immersion and volunteer trips working together with community partners in the Dominican Republic and Cuba. I’ve planned many trips ...

El Sándwich Cubano

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Upon moving from Richmond, Virginia to a retirement home in Florida, Izzy didn’t talk much about his new lifestyle or the weather, but he raved, “The Cuban Sandwich is so great I cannot go a day without one.” I had to explore this delicacy myself. You can imagine my surprise when I learned that it ...