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Lessons to Learn When Backpacking

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Traveling isn’t solely just about having fun and killing time by exploring places you’ve never been before. Yes, that’s part of the fun, but the main thing to look forward to whenever you’re traveling is learning. Traveling is about expanding your knowledge about the world, yourself, and just everything. This is one of the main reasons why backpacking has always …

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Watch Your Back: A Guide On How To Backpack Safely

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Backpacking is a fun activity, especially if you’re the adventurous type. Backpacking has become incredibly accessible to the point where people actually consider implementing it into their lifestyle. Venturing into unfamiliar places with your backpack and maybe even a few friends can feel liberating, exciting, and incredibly fun too! However, if you don’t take the right precautions, you can be …

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Voluntourism: Doing Good or Feeling Good?

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Volunteer tourism also known as voluntourism, is an increasing trend in the world of travel as more and more people yearn to have meaningful experiences in their excursions. More than going home with a bunch of pictures and the experience of visiting the best the country has to offer, people are starting to consider a different kind of experience. This …

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 …

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 …

A Closer Look at Altruistic Travel to Developing Countries

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  “To understand what’s going on in the world, you have to see the world.” -Aerin Lauder   Traveling is not just a form of leisure or vacation. If you’ve been traveling to different places for quite some time, you’d understand the difference of a vacationer and a person immersing himself to the community. It is when a regular backpacker …