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Voluntourism: Don’t Do It For The ‘Gram

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For a generation that has been given the capacity and the means to travel, more and more people are given a chance to engage in Voluntourism. Voluntourism is an activity wherein volunteers would tie-up with an organization to conduct volunteer work in a developing country. Once there, you have options on what volunteer work to do based on the skills …

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Travel Volunteering: What You Need to Know

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We always look forward to our travels. It is a time we get to spend away from the realities of life. We consider the trip as our escape – an escape from the demands of our work, an escape from the bills we have to pay and an escape from any responsibilities. When we talk about vacation, we often see …

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Solo Travel Safety Tips For Women

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Solo travel can be a way to have time and fun with yourself. It’s freeing, exciting, and incredibly useful if you want to spend time alone. According to statistics, a lot of travelers would agree on this one. A recent survey stated that most of the people have already tried solo traveling or are already planning to. However, people who …

Types of Volunteering

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Traveling can be one of the best things one can do to replenish the heart, mind body and soul. It feels so good to set foot in a new place, explore it and be away from the daunting realities of life. We’ve always seen travel as a leisure activity. Our itinerary is often filled up with tours, make sure we …

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Volunteering Vs Voluntourism

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“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” -M.L. King First, let’s differentiate volunteering vs voluntourism. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, volunteerism is the act or practice of doing volunteer work in a community service. On the other hand, voluntourism is the act or practice of doing volunteer work in the community where …

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Why Your Boss Should Say Yes for Extra Time Off to Travel

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“Travel is more than seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Miriam Beard If you’re a person who loves to travel to new places, explore around the globe, and at the same time have a full-time job, then maybe the leave credits that you have will not be enough …

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Traveling to Developing Countries Like a Pro

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“Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.” -Mark Twain Traveling to developing countries is like an adventure of a lifetime. It can give you some …

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How to Make Humanitarian Trips More Meaningful

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“I interviewed my dad on video in his final weeks. When I asked about his work and finding meaning through helping others, he responded, “I don’t think you can be focused on, ‘Oh gee, I want to make a difference.’ It has to be spontaneous. If it’s not…there’s some kind of egotistical thing going on. That’s a red flag. You …

What Are the Benefits of Voluntourism?

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International travel is an excellent way to experience new things, explore different cultures and create great memories. But there’s a way to make traveling immensely more meaningful. Voluntourism (a mash-up between “volunteering” and “tourism”) allows travelers to play a part in the sustainable development of a specific community while exploring a new country and culture. It’s a way to give to the community …

Want to Make a Difference in the World? Become an Altruistic Traveler

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Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the world when you travel, but don’t know where to start? We get it. When you travel to places where you see signs of poverty, sickness and vulnerability all around you, it’s easy you get overwhelmed. But, all over the world, there are people who are making an impact; using their journey …