Archive - August 12, 2013

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Travel Smart Article on The Peace Corps
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Nominate Your Favorite Book Published by an RPCV in 2012

Travel Smart Article on The Peace Corps

Travel Smart, a monthly newsletter that Money Magazine calls “Best newsletter for travelers on a budget” has a piece entitled “Yes Virginia, There Is Still A Peace Corps” in their August 15, 2013 issue. Check out the publication, if only because I wrote the piece on ‘today’s Peace Corps’. This small publication, TravelSmart, is jammed with traval information, current facts, and what is happening around the world. In the current issue, besides the Peace Corps article, there is information on the Top Ten Travel Deals, information on the USA’s  Global Entry program, Postcards From Germany, a detail report on Denver (Part II), how to travel to Cuba, legally, riding the rails in Great Britain, plus tips on travel gizmons, gadgets & gear. And a lead story on “Smart Cards’ how in the rest of the world ‘chip and PIN’ technology has become standard, and the US card companies haven’t yet . . .

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Nominate Your Favorite Book Published by an RPCV in 2012

It is time to nominate your favorite Peace Corps book published in 2012 for the Peace Corps Writers annual awards. Make your nomination(s) in the comment section following this announcement so people can see what books have been recognized. You may nominate your own book; books written by friends; books written by total strangers. The books can be about the Peace Corps or on any topic. The books must have been published in 2012. The awards will be announced in August. Thank you for nominating your favorite book written by a PCV, RPCV or Peace Corps Staff. A framed certificate and money are given to the winners. Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award First given in 1990, the Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award was named to honor Paul Cowan, a Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Ecuador. Cowan wrote The Making of An Un-American about his experiences as a Volunteer in Latin America in the sixties. . . .

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