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The Voluntourist by Ken Budd
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May 27, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: travel

Ken Budd is trying to come to terms with the reality that he desperately wants children and his wife, just as firmly, does not. His beloved father passes away and Budd realizes that there will be no children in his life to mourn his passing. He decides to use this passion to raise children to help others and volunteers for a series of trips to assist others. In the course of this book, he ventures to New Orleans after Katrina, China to work with special needs students, Costa Rica to teach English, Ecuador to explore the effect of global warming, the West Bank to help Palestinians, and Africa to work with orphans.

In the process, Budd teaches us all that there are ways to effectively work through what appears to be a no-win situation.

A different kind of travel memoir.

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