Member since 2008 Couchsurfing is a worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit. Participate in creating a better world, one couch at a time. www.couchsurfing.com
Member since 1978 With every true friendship we build a basis for world peace. Servas International: www.servas.org
Lesbian and Gay Hospitality Exchange International
Join one or more of these organizations and expand your awareness and knowledge of people around the world, whether you travel and stay with them or remain at home to host them.
Jay's booklet, 301 Tips for Socially Responsible Travelers, includes helpful information in several areas of concern for travelers: getting ready, what to pack, luggage, personal appearance, money, shopping, hotels, culture and interaction with locals, food, health, safety, getting around, dating and sex, and maintaining international connections. You can get an idea about the contents of this informative booklet by reading the introduction.
During many of Jay's journeys, he has spent time visiting the homes of people who live where he travels. Likewise, he has hosted hundreds of travelers who have visited his home in San Francisco and also in Nouakchott, Mauritania when he was a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Member since 2010 LGHEI (pronounced elle-gay) is an expanding worldwide network of the LGBT community who offer each other the gift of short-term hospitality during their travels. www.lghei.org
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When Jay joined the Peace Corps in 2003, Mauritania was the 41st country he had visited. As of 2018, he has traveled to 127 countries, in which he has treasured his interactions with local inhabitants. He was a socially responsible traveler even before that term was in general use.
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