Douglas is a host and interviewer in Houston, Texas!
What is your Servas background? Had friends who were members in the 1980s, joined in the early 1990s when I returned to my home which had space for visitors.
How long you have been an interviewer? 10 or more years
Where have you traveled? More than 80 nations, mostly using the network of hostels
What is one great memory you have from Servas (as a traveler, host, or
interviewer)? The eruption of glee and giggles from a group of Chinese visitors upon seeing the Beer Can House in Houston, a folk art contraption covered with flattened beer cans and with wind chimes made of old pull tops.
What hobbies do you enjoy? Politics, movies, stamp collecting
What is one of your favorite quotes? Politics and travel are broadening. Through travel you learn that others do not live the same as you do, and through poltics that they do not think the same as you do.
Why are you involved with Servas, and why do you think that Servas is
important? Building peace, one friendship at a time.
Photo in the new Hostelling International-Houston, named for my late friend Morty Rich.