Archive - April 4, 2018

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Review — WHY TRAVEL MATTERS by Craig Storti (Morocco)
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Many fans, friends and family of Jody Olsen attend her swearing-in at the Peace Corps Office

Review — WHY TRAVEL MATTERS by Craig Storti (Morocco)

  Why Travel Matters: A Guide to the Life-Changing Effects of Travel by Craig Storti (Morocco 1970- 72) Nicholas Brealey Publisher April, 2018 202 pages $24.95 (hardcover), $13.99 (Kindle) Reviewed by John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64) • Most RPCV think of themselves as seasoned travelers. (Well, maybe only me.) Still, after my first trip anywhere in 1962 as a PCV to Ethiopia, I did travel to Europe, lived for several months on one of the Balearic Islands and later spent ten months hitch hiking through twenty-seven countries in Africa. After that, as a travel writer for Travel & Leisure, Diversion, and LuxuryWeb Magazine, I went in 1979 to China, and on dozens of assignments to Europe, Central America, and Brazil. Recently I was on the first NPCA tour to Cuba. I like to think of myself as someone who knows his way around the world. Or, at least as I boast, “I . . .

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Many fans, friends and family of Jody Olsen attend her swearing-in at the Peace Corps Office

On March 30, 2018, Dr. Josephine (Jody) Olsen took the oath of office to become the 20thDirector of the Peace Corps. The oath was administered by Acting Director of Human Resource Management Tina Williams. Jody was accompanied by her daughter Kirsten Andersen.  Olsen has previously served the agency in various capacities, including as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia from 1966-1968.

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