Richard’s 10 Greatest Adventures for 2018

I’ve been reconnoitering the backs of beyond since the exordium of modern adventure travel, and have reported about quite a few. So, I combed … [Read More...]

The Chaos and Richness of India: On Assignment with USAID

by Al Hirshen It is a testament to the unique visual and emotional richness of India that twenty-nine years after working there, everything is … [Read More...]

Working in the Land of Brown and Dank: An American USAID Consultant in Ukraine

by Al Hirshen In December 1995, when the Dayton Accord ended the war in the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia), USAID was instructed by … [Read More...]