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Welcome to Craven to Travel!

This site follows my adventures along with the travel do’s and don’ts learned while abroad. Mixing in all my favorites – new friends, international cuisine, maybe a little work, and penguins – I first took a nine-month long journey from the sleepy southern US to all the “must sees” of my life! Now, I’m serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia, working at an NGO in Ozurgeti, Georgia, and loving every minute of it!

About Jessica

After graduating from the University of Georgia (go Dawgs – sic ‘em) in May 2011, this college grad decided to ditch a down economy and explore the world. I lived in the States basically my entire life, save for two years in Bermuda, and realized that there was more I still had to learn beyond my college textbooks. So I packed my entire life in an 85 Liter backpack and headed for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. After all, studying abroad in New Zealand fueled my love of traveling and truly experiencing different cultures, so why start anywhere else, right? With a few destinations and volunteer opportunities already in check, I left the rest to fate. In nine months, I traveled to 13 different countries on 5 different continents before returning home for my best friend’s wedding. After that, I started my 27 month service as a Peace Corps Volunteer here in the beautiful country of Georgia as a Community Economic Development volunteer. Here’s my journey of a southern girl reaching outside of the Mason-Dixon to see the “other” Georgia and beyond. Enjoy!

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Jessica Craven works as an Individual and Organizational Development Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia. The contents of this Peace Corps blog are the intellectual property of Jessica Craven and do not reflect the position, opinion, or views of the U.S. Government or the Peace Corps.