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Three Reasons Why You Should Visit Iceland

Known for Bjork, fish, ice and ash clouds, Iceland is a truly unique location. This Nordic island is often compared to the moon, thanks to its lunar-like landscape, sculpted by lava flows and volcanic activity. It’s also home to some amazing spectacles of nature and some of the happiest people in the world.

Known for Bjork, fish, ice and ash clouds, Iceland is a truly unique location. This Nordic island is often compared to the moon, thanks to its lunar-like landscape, sculpted by lava flows and volcanic activity. It’s also home to some amazing spectacles of nature and some of the happiest people in the world.

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Maptia is a beautiful way to tell stories about places. It is a new platform designed for thoughtful, inspiring stories that make us want to get out there and explore the world, and each story has its own unique map.

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How We’re Rethinking 911 Around the Globe

At Trek Medics, we’re improving emergency medical care in developing countries. Our long-term goal is to champion a comprehensive, integrated approach to emergency medical system development that enables communities to build their own systems, on their own terms, using their own resources, and in a way that matches their specific needs.

After teaching English in Central America for a few years, I returned to the U.S. and knew I wanted to do something different, but I wasn’t quite sure what that should be. I learned a lot from the experience and really enjoyed it, but after 20 plus years as a student and then teacher, I wanted to get out of the classroom. One of the things I realized was that education was something of a professional "backstage pass"—a job skill that, generally speaking, was in high demand and could do a lot to help find work pretty much anywhere. As an American, speaking Spanish was another one of these passes. So when I started looking for a new career path, I began focusing on jobs that offered experience with wide practical application. After ruling out law, politics, accounting, and farming, I found an Emergency Medical Technician class and signed up, figuring emergencies happen everywhere and people are always looking for help.

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Anyone who has visited an orphanage in India with caring leaders can tell you that it is a place full of contrasts. There is a palpable love that transcends the sadness. Some of the children in these orphanages had a family at one time. Others were abandoned since birth, or their mothers died of disease. But, there is a sense of team, of a family knowing that they’re in it together, even if there are persistent food shortages, water borne illnesses, and discrimination from people outside the orphanage. The amazing caregivers live on a silk thread of faith that they can feed the children and against all odds, they do.

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Guor Marial’s dream was to run in the Olympics. Fourteen years ago he left Sudan after being kidnapped twice and forced to do manual labor as an eight year old. During the civil war in Sudan, he even experienced the deaths of his eight siblings.

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