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Why A Holiday On Horseback Is Definitely Not Just For Kids

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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 taste the warm air as it rushes into my nose and mouth, the smell of speed and animal sweat is […]

How To Volunteer With WWOOFs

Sunday, June 24, 2012

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 some locations, Willing Workers on Organic Farms, is one of the last great strongholds of inexpensive volunteer travel. It’s the […]

Something To Chew On This Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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 feeling bad about yourself. What’s not to love? More interestingly perhaps, Thanksgiving is also the time to give thanks and […]

6 Ways To Volunteer Abroad From Home

Monday, October 24, 2011

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 to take off of work and fly to another country to volunteer. This, however, does not mean that the opportunity […]

Be A Traveler Who Saves A Life

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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 in faraway lands. We’ve seen beggars reach a withered hand towards us longingly with dishes filled with coins. We have […]

7 Things To Consider Before Volunteering Abroad

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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. Volunteering abroad, however, is an entirely different cup of soup. Screw the free T-shirt from the benefit walk at the […]

Thinking of Joining The Peace Corps? Think Again

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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, motivated spirits. Heck, what could be better than living abroad for an extended period of time, while at the same […]

A Community Comes Together In Mexico

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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 kids were amazed at the sight of this huge, monstrous truck, and they were running around with unbridled excitement and […]

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

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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 who partook in international voluntravel, Peru was the most popular (16%), followed by Costa Rica (14%) and South Africa (13%). […]

With A Little HELP From Your Friends In India

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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 ways that one can travel while conserving, and preserving, the area. The goal of Help Tourism, in India, is as […]

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