Volunteer Travel

Volunteering in Madagascar

Volunteering in Madagascar

Wooden huts, sand under feet, a cold water tap among the free roaming chickens; if you’ve never visited a developing country or been anywhere out of your comfort zone it’s hard to …
Five benefits of professional volunteering in India

Five benefits of professional volunteering in India

Most people go to India as observers, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of a country far different from their own. After teacher training college I remember some of my classmates …
8 Voluntourism Programs Just for Teens

8 Voluntourism Programs Just for Teens

The field of volunteer tourism, or “voluntourism”, has been growing in popularity. There are programs for just about every interest, they take place in foreign countries, usually off the the beaten tourist …
Learning Ethics from Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Learning Ethics from Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

It’s not quite what you expect when you arrive at your holiday accommodations. Instead of:  ”Welcome, there is chocolate on your pillow and happy hour starts at 5?” my visit to the …
Volunteering with the “Cat Ladies” – Lana’i Animal Rescue Center

Volunteering with the “Cat Ladies” – Lana’i Animal Rescue Center

Kathy Carroll talks with humor about her nickname as the “cat lady” on Lanai. If that nickname makes you think of an old-lady recluse with a dozen cats, then you have the …
WWOOFing in Sicily

WWOOFing in Sicily

The working day  doesn’t start too early at La Casa delle Acque, a small organic orange farm at the foot of Mount Etna in Sicily. It’s around 8 O’clock. The sun has lit …
Wildlife Conservation Projects around the World

Wildlife Conservation Projects around the World

Slowly edging our way along the river bank, the light from our torch scanned for the unmistakable orange glint reflected in the eyes of this night-time killer. A close relative of the …
Best Meal Ever – Tijuana, Mexico – Daily Photo

Best Meal Ever – Tijuana, Mexico – Daily Photo

Amateur Traveler uses smugmug for its travel photos.Ralph Velasco On Travel Photography: 101 Tips eBook Sometimes a great meal is great because of the cuisine. Sometimes it is the companions or the …
New Spanish Immersion Program / Volunteer Program in Oaxaco, Mexico

New Spanish Immersion Program / Volunteer Program in Oaxaco, Mexico

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Volunteer Travel to West Africa (Sierra Leone & Liberia) – Episode 272

Volunteer Travel to West Africa (Sierra Leone & Liberia) – Episode 272

The Amateur Traveler Expedia.ca: Book your Travel with Expedia: Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada in Montreal!Book Now and Save at hotels.com talks to Chris Guillebeau from the Art of Non-Conformity about …