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Majestic Windmills of Amsterdam

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Backpacking, Biking, Birdwatching, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Features, Garden Tours, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Holland, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Planning, Romance, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Style, Voluntourism

Majestic Windmill by Njaj Amsterdam is the beautiful capital city of the Netherlands. It is a city steeped deep in 17th century history through its buildings, streets and canal ways. It is home to windmills or windmolen as they say in Dutch – the language of Holland. There was
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Top 5 Things to do in Ireland

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Backpacking, Biking, Birdwatching, Camping, Europe, Family Travel, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Hiking, Historical travel, Lodging, Planning, Rafting, Solo Travel, Style, The Journey, United Kingdom, Voluntourism, Wild Life

Irelands Lush Countryside by Florian Fuchs When you think of the country Ireland, the color green may instantly comes to mind, as do its green patchwork and grassy hillsides. Officially known as the Republic of Ireland and nicknamed the Emerald Isle, its magical scenery attracts visitors from around the globe
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Speaking for your Supper

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Posted in Activities, Solo Travel, Spain, Voluntourism

The monastery at Rascafria, Spain My new walking companion Maria sniffed apologetically and told me she was suffering from bad constipation. I was a little perturbed. I know the Spaniards are outgoing and flamboyant, but I hadn’t expected her to share this much information. Then she sniffed again and told
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The Vaughantown Experience: The Untour of Spain

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Posted in Activities, Europe, Voluntourism

Spain has its intricate architecture, its exquisite museums and its delectable cuisine, but its people are one of its greatest assets. If you seek an atypical travel experience that allows you to get up close and personal with the Spanish people, while receiving a week of free room and board,
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Voluntourism: Giving Back without Breaking the Bank

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Posted in Backpacking, Europe, Germany, Voluntourism

Volunteers at a historic renovation project in Germany Sure, we’d all love to quit our jobs, run off to some unpronounceable locale and join the Peace Corps. But what if you can’t quit your job or commit to a 27-month stint away from home? Long-term placements aren’t for everyone, but
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Have Your Cake and Eat it too: Work and Travel Abroad

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Backpacking, Europe, Holiday Travel, New Zealand, Travel IQ, Voluntourism

Dear Travel IQ: I’ve decided I would like to live abroad for a year. I’m not flush with cash, just nerve. What are my pennyless options? Signed: Expat to be in Charleston, SC

Dear Expat: We’ve all felt it: that longing sadness that sinks to the bottom of your stomach
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A Marine Conservation Voluntourism Holiday in Scotland

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Posted in Europe, Scotland, Voluntourism, Wild Life

I love animals and decided to devote the better part of my summer vacation volunteering with animals, which was how I found myself on a marine conservation voluntourism holiday off the west coast of Scotland through the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.  Its website promised that volunteers would conduct cetacean
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Three Unique ‘Voluntourism’ Opportunities

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Posted in Africa, Green Travel, South and Central America, Voluntourism

Giving back while getting away, or voluntourism,  is becoming increasingly popular. During the last nine years I’ve spent abroad, I’ve had many chances to volunteer in schools, cities, and with regional wildlife, and have always had a richer experience because of it. There’s no shortage of organizations that need support,
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