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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 …

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Offbeat Travel Ideas

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Travel has become popular leisure all over the world. Wherever you are located, you’d always aspire to visit different places and visit their most famous spots. These aspirations are no longer impossible with airfares getting more and more affordable. People travel to experience something new, to reinvigorate their souls and to escape from the day to day realities of life. …

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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 …

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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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 …

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. …