About Other Places Publishing
Other Places Publishing is a start-up publisher focused on a new series of travel guides that bring local insight, culture and adventure to the intrepid traveler. What makes our series of travel guides so unique is that each book is written and researched by long-time residents of each country. Not only do our writers live in-country, they are all former Peace Corps Volunteers having experienced a culture and people like few outsiders can.
Peace Corps sends adventurous volunteers overseas for 27 months of service, including intensive cultural and language training. During their service, Peace Corps Volunteers often live with local families, become intricate parts of their communities, and experience everything their countries have to offer. PCVs can hardly be considered as “expatriates,” but rather as locals. Living, working and playing all while making their host country a second home (in fact, many of our writers remained in country after their service).
With only a small, monthly stipend, PCVs are notorious for discovering hidden eateries often flocked by working locals. They know those “most bang for your buck” guesthouses with million dollar views. And traveling across country while making friends and discovering new spots is no problem either.
We sometimes venture into the realm of publishing other works, including travelogues and photographic works. All of our titles, however, have a travel theme (hence Other Places).
The perspectives and experiences of PCVs are truly unique. We hope you check out our new series of travel guide and be sure to let us know what you think: email@example.com.
About the Peace Corps
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.
Peace Corps Volunteers submerge themselves in local culture as part of their training. In order to help the people they serve, they must live, work and learn alongside locals. Peace Corps Volunteers are on the front lines tackling issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Since John F. Kennedy called those to serve, over 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
Other Places Pubishing has no affiliation nor assocation with the U.S. Peace Corps. All of our writers and researchers are former Peace Corps Volunteers.