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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 …

Do Good as You Travel: 4 Tips for the Impact-Minded Globetrotter

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How do you picture your next travel adventure? Do you want the experience to be about more than just taking photos and hanging out at crowded tourist places? Do you want it to be meaningful and generate a positive impact? There are many ways to do good as you travel and actually give back to local communities you meet in your journey. …

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Never Too Old to Volunteer

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“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off the journey.” -Pat Conroy Are you too old for a vacation? Much more a volunteer vacation? Hold your answers first and let me share to you the benefits of voluntourism. Voluntourism is a new …

Backpacking Essentials

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Planning a backpacking trip can be a challenge, especially when you add up the question of what to bring in your journey. It’s not a secret that traveling light is the key to one of the most memorable backpacking experiences regardless of where you’re going. To help you ease the burden of planning your trip, we’ve come up with a …

Travel to Volunteer: How to Choose an Organization

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We all have different reasons for traveling. Each of us at some point in our lives, has dreamt of travelling abroad. Some would do it for work and many will do it for pleasure, but others will do it for both. It is possible that you can enjoy traveling, learning a different culture, and exploring different countries while working. Or …

Traveling for a Cause

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Traveling is becoming popular with almost everyone from every generation. People prefer to spend more on experiences rather than on material things and studies back up this claim. Traveling makes people happier, especially millennials. They are spending to tour Vietnam and Cambodia on rented scooters, attending music festivals, or even go hiking on Machu Picchu. However, a lot more people …