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Arizona – Volunteering for Friends of the Phoenix Public Library

During my childhood, libraries were my playground. There was always the promise of something both soothing and exciting between the shelves lined with books. I would spend hours amongst characters that became as familiar as friends. As we moved from state to state, these characters were the familiar amongst the frightening and unknown. I could live in a town where I knew no one, yet feel at home in any library the first time I…
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Ohio – Volunteering at Weathervane Playhouse

Although I am not very long into my journey, I can safely guess that volunteering at Weathervane Playhouse will be one of my most favorite stops. Weathervane has been my “home” for the past few years. The people – my family. I had always planned for this to be my “Ohio stop” on my journey, and so just a few short weeks after officially leaving, I made my return in order to volunteer during one…
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10 Things I Have Learned About “Capsule Wardrobe” Packing for Travel

I am not much of a fashionista. You should know that right up front. My wardrobe consists of a lot of black skirts, (too many) t-shirts and a plethora of socks of all designs and colors. I can’t remember the last time I bought a “new” piece of clothing (outside of socks, leggings, tights and under clothes) – preferring to shop at thrift stores and Goodwill on the rare occasion I do shop. But somehow,…
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My Favorite Podcasts

I absolutely love driving across country. I’m not such a fan of sitting in traffic and navigating cities, but get me on the open road and I am in travel heaven! Most of the 30,000+ miles I have driven over the past year or so have been solo trips. Some people seem to think this is strange – my preference for driving alone rising with each hour added to a road trip. When traveling by…
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Want to help? Buy a shirt!

Buy a shirt, fund a dream. There are many ways that I will work to fund this journey of volunteerism. Instead of doing a traditional “crowdfunding” campaign (where I ask you for money in exchange for a token “thank-you”) – I’ve decided to try Fundly to help with a new project of mine: sharing a meal or coffee with one homeless person in each state I volunteer. The idea is this: you buy a shirt…
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Ongoing List of Thank Yous!

There are many people that have already assisted in making this dream of traveling the country to volunteer in every state a reality. I would not be able to do this without the encouragement, advice, offers of places to stay, the occasional free meal, gifts, work opportunities, etc. from so many people. Thank you, thank you – from the bottom of my heart – thank you! Your support – in whatever form – is so…
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