WHERE THE HOMELESS SHOULD GO: Tiny Houses, Church Sites, and Civil Obligation


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For the last three days I have been in Seattle Washington exploring with a group of scholars, civil leaders, and non-profit agency workers and volunteers ways to solve homelessness.  I thought I would take a few minutes to write about homelessness where I live in Savannah.

Savannah Georgia has a dramatically large homeless population compared to its population.   According to annual counts by the homeless authority, the number of homeless in Savannah has risen every year for the last three years, most recently up to more than 4600 homeless residents.  There are a number of factors that lead to the rise of homelessness — many of which are systematic and reflect our preferences for single family housing options, tourist occupants, and our disdain for public programs that seek to mitigate the underlying issues leading to homelessness.

One of the more visible projects that has emerged in recent years is…

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Rome, The Capuchin Crypt



Museo dei Frati Minori Cappuccini e Cripta Ossario
Via Vittorio Veneto 27 Rome
06 88803695
open daily 9:00 to 6:00

A visit to the Capuchin Crypt is eye opening and bone rattling.

Ah, la Dolce Vita! Anita Ekberg, Marcello Mastroianni, the very essence of Italian glam! Only in Italy could La Dolce Vita have existed; only in Italy’s Eternal City could it have existed cheek to jowl with La Cripta dei Cappucchini, one of the world’s top ossuaries.

Sometimes it seems that wherever there is spendid Italian style there is also some seriously ghoulish substance nearby and Via Veneto is no exception. Long before Federico Fellini was filming nightlife along Via Veneto, the Marquis de Sade, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Mark Twain were all moved to write about the scary sight they had seen there by day: the Capuchin Crypt.

Capuchins wear hooded brown habits belted with rope and sandals on their feet. They…

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Go Travel + Live LOOTB


Life Out of the Box

Life Out of the Box

Life Out of the Box represents stepping out of your “box” to pursue your dream. Great things never came from comfort zones, so we encourage you to get out of yours and see the world. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. We hope this video inspires you to travel to places that you have only dreamt of.

Life Out of the Box takes thinking outside the box one step further by actually putting those thoughts into action. We want you to make all of your dreams real and while you’re at it, help others make theirs real too. You have one life to live so make it count, travel the world and live your Life Out of the Box.

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We’re excited to announce a brand new style of LOOTB Moroccan leather bracelets. Each…

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