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The Resource Wide-open world : how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever, John Marshall

Wide-open world : how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever, John Marshall

Label
Wide-open world : how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever
Title
Wide-open world
Title remainder
how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever
Statement of responsibility
John Marshall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, routines and responsibilities. He didn't have the money for resorts or luxury tours, but he did have an idea that would make traveling the globe more affordable and more meaningful than he'd ever imagined: The family would volunteer their time and energy to others in far-flung locales. Wide-Open World is the inspiring true story of the six months that changed the Marshall family forever. Once they'd made the pivotal decision to go, John and his wife, Traca, quit their jobs, pulled their kids out of school, and embarked on a journey that would take them far off the beaten path, and far out of their comfort zones. Here is the totally engaging, bluntly honest chronicle of the Marshalls' life-altering adventure from Central America to East Asia. It was no fairy tale. The trip offered little rest, even less relaxation, and virtually no certainty of what was to come. But it did give the Marshalls something far more valuable: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer personal fears, strengthen family bonds, and find their true selves by helping those in need. In the end, as John discovered, he and his family did not change the world. It was the world that changed them
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, John
Dewey number
910.4/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
G156.5.V64
LC item number
M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshall family
  • Marshall, John
  • Volunteer tourism
  • Volunteers
Label
Wide-open world : how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever, John Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Before the trip -- The Osa Wildlife Sanctuary -- WWOOF -- Volunthai -- The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission -- The Siddhartha School -- After the trip -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345549648
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014033285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 2285317
  • (OCoLC)879915403
  • (OCoLC)ocn879915403
  • 2216100
  • 2285317
Label
Wide-open world : how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever, John Marshall
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Before the trip -- The Osa Wildlife Sanctuary -- WWOOF -- Volunthai -- The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission -- The Siddhartha School -- After the trip -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345549648
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014033285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 2285317
  • (OCoLC)879915403
  • (OCoLC)ocn879915403
  • 2216100
  • 2285317

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