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Wide-open world [electronic resource] : How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever. John Marshall.

Marshall, John. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780345549655 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There's a name for this kind of endeavor--voluntourism--and it might just be the future of travel. Oppressive heat, grueling bus rides, backbreaking work, and one vicious spider monkey . . . Best family vacation ever! John Marshall needed a change. His twenty-year marriage was falling apart, his seventeen-year-old son was about to leave home, and his fourteen-year-old daughter was lost in cyberspace. Desperate to get out of a rut and reconnect with his family, John dreamed of a trip around the world, a chance to leave behind, if only just for a while,...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Ballantine Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7120 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Sociology.
Travel.
Genre: Electronic books.

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