Hello from Zambia! Please excuse the formating as I'm posting from my phone. It's been over a month since we arrived in Philadelphia to meet our cohort and get situated before flying over to Zambia. A lot has happened and we haven't had much time to process it all. Here's a basic run down of … Continue reading Peace Corps Zambia: First Month of Pre-service Training
What kind of Peace Corps blog doesn’t have a packing list? I read through dozens upon dozens of lists and no two are the same. What you pack obviously depends on your host country, your work, and your personal preferences. I am packing everything in a 70-L Osprey backpack (bought this off a friend in Korea … Continue reading Peace Corps Zambia RAP 2018 – Packing List
If you're reading this, perhaps you already know that Adam and I will be serving with the Peace Corps in Zambia. What is the Peace Corps and why did we join? Where is Lusaka? Read all about it! Time is winding down since we first applied to serve in the Peace Corps last April (check … Continue reading One Week until Peace Corps Zambia!
No matter our travel style differences -- budget, luxury, adventure, shoestring -- we travelers all have one thing in common: we love to explore the world! If you are a world lover, shouldn’t you be an Earth lover, too? We can all benefit from reducing our negative impact when we travel by being responsible travelers. … Continue reading Responsible Travel #1: Reducing Waste with Plastic-Free Alternatives
Maybe you’re here because you’ve applied to the Peace Corps and are under consideration. Congratulations! The next step of the application process is the interview.
When Adam and I first visited Japan in 2014, I found it a pleasant and refreshing visit coming from Korea. I knew I wanted to come back to live to explore life here deeper than I could as a tourist. So, I made it happen. Last year, I lived in Nagoya and Tokyo in 2016 … Continue reading 9 Things I Love about Living in Japan
Adam and I are so excited to announce that we will be serving in Zambia as Peace Corps volunteers starting February 2018! We have been in the lengthy application process for 6 months and only recently had we officially been given legal and medical clearance. I added a menu to write about Peace Corps service … Continue reading We’re Joining the Peace Corps Zambia