Hello. My name is Matthew A. Hausman.  I am currently travelling around the world, trying to work on different volunteer and service projects.  I am using this website to share stories of my experiences, as well as other thoughts about different aspects of life if anyone is so inclined to read….

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Current Update

Wow.  I had not updated this section in a long time.  Sorry.  Well the journey has been over for a while now, and I’ve back in Illinois.  But I have a feeling some future adventures await.  I will be updating this website with new content accordingly. Stay tuned!

About Me

I grew up on a farm outside of the small village of Pesotum, Illinois, USA.  I have been fortunate to live in a few different places (Boulder, Colorado; Cork, Ireland; Los Angeles, California; and Bogotá, Colombia) and have a few different careers (Aerospace Engineer; Teacher; Coach; Farming; Nonprofit Management).  But I’ve always been curious as to what more there is out in the world.

A few months ago, I decided to begin travelling around the world and try to work on different service projects.  This website is the collection of my ongoing experiences…



When I decided to go abroad, I knew I wanted to do more than just travel and be a tourist. I wanted to interact with the community and do something productive and, hopefully, meaningful.  I was in the process of completing a program in Nonprofit Management through UCLA-Extension, so I thought this journey could be …

A Christmas Journey

Many years have passed Since my last Christmas tale Due to my holiday spirit Continuing to fail   Christmases came and went An annual time marker Each year, my views became Increasingly darker   Such evil in the world With no rhyme or reason How could I enjoy The Christmas season?   One night I …


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