A book review and excerpt of the book, “Learning Service: The Essential Guide for Volunteers to Consider”.
This year I tried Workaway for the first time and immediately became a huge promoter of the platform. If you’re not familiar with Workaway experiences or the greater Workaway international exchange program, here’s the lowdown: you trade your skills and volunteer services for free accommodation, cultural exchange, and sometimes meals (!) with hosts from around […]
Slow travel – are you familiar with it? I hadn’t heard of this concept until the past year or so when I started meeting people who worked remotely or traveled for a living. (Yes, those people do exist, making a living off of sharing their travel stories through blog, video, and the like. I can […]
I’m doing it! I’m halfway through my round-the-world trip, maybe just a little more, and so far I’m surviving. Sometimes I’m even thriving! Sometimes not so much. I left on May 13 and I’m writing and posting this sometime in late August/early September. (I’m was zipping through Russia on a train, on the longest […]
In May, I officially took the plunge and left for a round-the-world trip. I converted my full-time role to a part-time remote gig. I joined the group of “digital nomads” as they say. But as I reflected on how I ended up here, I realized my path was probably difficult to replicate. I’ve had a […]
Hello to any friends, family, and other travelers who might have found their way onto my blog! Thanks for checking out Suitcase Six and tuning in to my adventures. I’m a week and some days into my round-the-world (RTW) trip and I thought it would be a good idea to tell you all my plans […]
Why the country’s criminal justice system is ranked #4 in the world. 2016 was a big year for Singapore prisons systems and criminal justice. There was a change of command with Mr. Desmond Chin taking over as commissioner for the Singapore Prison Service (SPS), replacing Mr. Soh Wai Wah. The SPS also “unveiled new core […]
I spent a lot of time researching travel careers and jobs that require travel as I entered college. For the most part, I found the same few opportunities. I could volunteer for a few years with Peace Corps, become a travel blogger or social media star with a big enough following to turn a profit, […]
The good, the bad, and the ugly sides of the United States juvenile justice system.
For the past few years, I have worked in a position for a mentoring program called HOPE. The short version of my job is that I train college students to be job coaches and mentors to teens in prison. This means that sometimes my office is a cubicle on a college campus. Other times, I […]