Voluntourism​​

Why A Holiday On Horseback Is Definitely Not Just For Kids
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Why A Holiday On Horseback Is Definitely Not Just For Kids

The dry river bed curves away into the distance, walls of the steep ravine closing in on either side, towering up to meet the cloudless intensity of blue arching above. My vision blurs. I can […]

How To Volunteer With WWOOFs
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How To Volunteer With WWOOFs

What are WWOOFs and How Do You Volunteer With WWOOFs? Although volunteer travel has been booming for the last few years years, WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), or as it is known in […]

Something To Chew On This Thanksgiving
Something To Chew On This Thanksgiving

Something To Chew On This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to spend with your friends and family, listen to Uncle John’s childhood stories, eagerly eat roast turkey with cranberry sauce and agree to yet another slice of pumpkin pie without […]

6 Ways To Volunteer Abroad From Home
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6 Ways To Volunteer Abroad From Home

Orphaned children in Africa, equality for women in India, sex-trafficking in Thailand; these are just some of the issues people wish they could get involved in helping to address. Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability […]

Be A Traveler Who Saves A Life
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Be A Traveler Who Saves A Life

Be part of our international campaign today to “Break the Bitter Chains of Slavery”! Dear Expeditioner Readers, As travelers I think all of us have stared into the face of unfortunate souls living desperate lives […]

7 Things To Consider Before Volunteering Abroad
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7 Things To Consider Before Volunteering Abroad

There is that special feeling associated with knowing you are a part of something that directly increases the overall good in the world, and this is certainly a crucial reason people volunteer in any capacity. […]

Thinking of Joining The Peace Corps? Think Again
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Thinking of Joining The Peace Corps? Think Again

Many die-hard travelers, at one time or another, have dreamed about volunteering in a small village in some remote region of the planet. The prospects for such a journey could seem extremely promising for young, […]

A Community Comes Together In Mexico
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A Community Comes Together In Mexico

by Katherine Fisher I showed up around 10 a.m. and the buzz was already going, loudly. When I arrived, the cement truck was already there, ready to unload as much concrete as we needed. The […]

Voluntourism: Who’s Doing What, Where, And How
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Voluntourism: Who’s Doing What, Where, And How

ChaCha has this handy graphic about travel’s newest trend, voluntourism, showing who’s doing it, where they’re going, and what they’re doing. Turns out the top three spots for the million or so Americans in 2009 […]

With A Little HELP From Your Friends In India
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With A Little HELP From Your Friends In India

The merits of travel to poorer areas of the world are constantly being debated. Some believe it helps communities, while others believe it helps to destroy them. However, as many travelers already know, there are […]