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Page 26 of 79 27 N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 ISLANDS IN THE SUN 8 0 0 - 2 7 8 - 7 7 8 6 W W W. C R U S - S U N . C O M Russ and Susan for adding such a personal touch when I was afraid of Graham's special day being overlooked on our trip. After experiencing our cruise with Islands in the Sun and Fathom, we are huge fans of voluntourism trips. This style of traveling may not be the best fi t for everyone, but it's perfect for busy people like me who want to make a difference while still, somehow, fi tting down- time into my busy year to preserve my mental well-being. One of the words our impact guide used was "eudemonia," which they explained to us as Greek for "do good, feel good." This trip was good for both our hearts and our minds in that respect. Since setting foot back in the United States, Graham and I haven't stopped talking about the cruise and, in particular, our experi- ences with the generous and optimistic Domin- ican people we had the pleasure of meeting. By Graham Ricks Carlos, the taxi driver, was much better than Ashley at posing for pictures with the pigeons.

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