While it goes without saying that we’re loving every minute of our luxurious hotel stays and our incredible meals, we haven’t forgotten that one of our goals for this year of travel is to spend a significant amount of time doing community service work.  Internet research has uncovered some very viable service options, but we’re still in search of some reputable places to lend a hand–far too many websites offer the opportunity to assist “Real, Live, Impoverished Asian People” if only we’re willing to pay $300 a day to do so…

We head to China in less than a week.  We plan to spend about six weeks there, traveling around the country, and we would really like to do some volunteer work. Here’s where we’re hoping that someone reading this knows someone (who knows someone who knows someone) who can point us in the direction of a good Chinese service project.  And, if you know of a good project someplace else along our planned travel route, we’re all ears.  This past month has been an amazing reminder of how lucky we are to be traveling like this, so now it’s time to switch gears a bit to start trying to be of some service.