One for the Road: Smiling at the World

Here’s a feel-good travel memoir for the day after Christmas. Keep the good-tidings alive by curling up with Joyce Major’s memoir of her inspiring volunteer travels around the world. Maybe Smiling at the World will inspire you to plan some do-good travel in the coming year?

Major’s memoir recounts her year-long voluntourism adventures in South Africa, Thailand, China, Greece, Ireland, Italy, England, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. She volunteered for over ten different organizations, dealing with issues of restoration, sustainability, education and conservation. Brian Mullis, director of Sustainable Travel International calls Joyce a “conscientious traveler” who shares insight and ideas on how “responsible travel” can change and transform lives.

Joyce will be appearing at Distant Lands bookstore in Pasadena, CA on Monday, January 7, sharing stories and a slideshow from her travels.