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updated: 6/21/2013 9:37 AM

Vernon Hills man leaves family for two-year Peace Corps tour in Lesotho

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  • Travis Wohlrab, a Vernon Hills High School graduate, is traveling to southern Africa for a two-year volunteer commitment with the Peace Corps.

       Travis Wohlrab, a Vernon Hills High School graduate, is traveling to southern Africa for a two-year volunteer commitment with the Peace Corps.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Travis Wohlrab shows his mom, Linda, a solar charging device for his cellphone as he packs for his trip to Africa for the Peace Corps.

       Travis Wohlrab shows his mom, Linda, a solar charging device for his cellphone as he packs for his trip to Africa for the Peace Corps.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Travis Wohlrab of Vernon Hills is heading to the country of Lesotho in southern Africa for a two-year commitment with the Peace Corps.

       Travis Wohlrab of Vernon Hills is heading to the country of Lesotho in southern Africa for a two-year commitment with the Peace Corps.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
By Abby Scalf
ascalf@dailyherald.com

Travis wohlrab will miss watching his favorite chicago sports teams. he will miss burritos from his favorite restaurant. and, of course, he'll miss family and friends. but wohlrab left his vernon hills home june 5 and looked forward to traveling 8,500 miles to help people less fortunate for the next two years through the peace corps.

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