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Every person is extraordinary. Experience is more important than things. Learning never ends. Travel is an essential part of education. Going to new places is a good thing for the young, the old and for everyone else in between. Each of us is responsible for our health and safety at home and abroad.
When I was twelve I made a list of places I wanted to see when I grew up. Number one was I wanted to go on safari in Africa. I have slept in a five star hotel in Venice, a hammock in the mountains in the Dominican Republic, a bunk in a youth hostel in Cork, a couch in Lithuania, a train in Russia, a tent in the Serengeti, a boat going through the Panama Canal, an apartment in Rome, and a bed and breakfast in Paris. There are many more places I need to see before I am through.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS TRAVELERS
While people travel for many different reasons – business, to volunteer, for pleasure, to visit friends and family, being prepared is critical for a safe and healthy experience. When traveling to low resource countries I think we have a responsibility to leave the smallest health care foot print behind and not utilize resources that others so desperately need. Having done medical volunteer work and visited hospitals in Russia, Lithuania, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic, I have seen firsthand how people cope with such limited resources.