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Volunteering Overseas Without Breaking the Bank

Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | Views [3515]

Photo by EDV Media Director As a traveler, volunteering offers among the most immersive experiences that you can get, a front row seat to the realities of life in a given place. There are few better ways to get to know people than by working alongside ... Read more >

Tags: budget travel, travel, volunteering


5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Wildlife Conservation Holiday

Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | Views [2057]

Travelers explore the Haida Gwaii World Heritage Site Ecotourism, green travel, sustainable tourism, call it what you will.   Whatever its title, reducing the negative impacts of travel is one of the fastest growing parts of the ... Read more >

Tags: conservation, ecotourism, nature, responsible travel, travel, wildlife


6 Tips for Shopping Sustainably Around the World

Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | Views [4325] | Comments [2]

One of the easiest ways to travel more responsibly is to shop more responsibly. Whether you’re buying ingredients at a local market to cook a meal, gifts for family or friends, or mementoes for yourself, all you need to do is follow our six tips ... Read more >

Tags: clothing, eco-tourism, france, local, organic, responsible travel, shopping, textiles, travel, vintage


Top 10 Emerging Green Destinations

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | Views [5076]

Given the increased popularity of ecotourism and greater understanding of its foundational pillars – namely local economic prosperity that raises standards of living, environmental reverence that lessens degradation and conservation education that ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, belize, botswana, croatia, ethiopia, green travel, guyana, jordan, poland, travel


Bridging the Gap: Volunteering as a Cultural Exchange

Thursday, 26 May 2011 | Views [2613]

If you’re interested in volunteering abroad you’ve probably at least heard a whisper of the debate: Are you really helping? I’m not here to answer that question. I’m here to say, that’s not what’s important. What is important, more so ... Read more >

Tags: cultural exchange, culture, homestays, languages, locals, projects, tourism, travel, volunteering, voluntourism


5 Wild Animals You Can Protect On Your Next Trip

Monday, 9 May 2011 | Views [10828]

It seems that every day another news article comes out about animals facing extinction.   The list of reasons is seemingly endless including loss of habitat, the wildlife trade, and climate change.   What the media rarely covers is the stories ... Read more >

Tags: animals, conservation, ecotourism, environment, national parks, nature, sea turtles. responsible travel, travel, wildlife, world


Confessions of a Sea Turtle Volunteer

Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | Views [2891]

I wasn’t always a sea turtle fanatic.   I didn’t grow up with a pet turtle, snorkel with green turtles in Hawaii, or even watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.   I had a pretty boring suburban US childhood without a lot of interaction with nature.... Read more >

Tags: central america, costa rica, responsible tourism, sea turtle conservation, see turtles, travel, turtles, volunteering, voluntourism, wildlife


Fast Five Profile: BikeHike Adventures

Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | Views [1178]

1.) Who are you? Hi, I'm Trish Sare. I started BikeHike 17 years ago because of my passion for travel, active adventures and other cultures around the world. I left home on a 5 year journey at 20, working my way around the world. I had ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, bikehike adventures, biking, cycling, hiking, responsible travel, travel


Fast Five Profile: Wandrian Aventures

Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | Views [6564]

1. Who are you?  Brief description of trips you offer. My name is Tracy and I'm the BDM for Wandrian Adventures . Yes that is me (with an assist from my Thai friends) petting the giant cat. We provide memories for a lifetime, the kind ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, fast 5 profile, responsible travel, tourism, wandrian adventures


Fast Five Profile: United Planet

Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | Views [1366]

1.   Who are you?  Brief description of trips you offer Dave Santulli, Founder and Director of http://www.unitedplanet.org/ An international non-profit organization, United Planet strives to create a world in which all people understand, respect, ... Read more >

Tags: culture, non-profit, organizations, relations, responsible-travel, volunteering


Community Tourism - Worth the Dirt?

Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | Views [2765]

Community-based tourism, a now popular buzzword among backpackers and eco-travelers, touts a more "authentic" experience, placing you in lives of local people in rural communities.  In theory, it sounds great - eat, learn, interact, play, ... Read more >

Tags: communities, ecuador, homestays, martens, rural, ted


How to Get Started with Voluntourism

Sunday, 22 Aug 2010 | Views [2105]

By Abbie Mood   In July 2009 I volunteered for 10 days in a Cambodian orphanage, and through that experience learned more about the country and the people than I ever could have on a sightseeing-only trip. By creating relationships with the ... Read more >

Tags: abbie mood, bootsnall, expert, health, organisations, peace corps, safety, volunteering, voluntourism


Fast Five Profile: Encountour

Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | Views [1368]

1.    Who are you?  Brief description of trips you offer Joshua Egan, Co-founder, and Director of Business Development for Encountour Encountour is a social enterprise dedicated to providing college students with an unfiltered look ... Read more >

Tags: fast five, guatemala, homestay, responsible travel, spring break travel, volunteer travel


Fast Five Profile: Ethical Traveler

Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | Views [1553] | Comments [1]

1. Who are you?   Jeff Greenwald / Executive Director of Ethical Traveler . The staff and members of Ethical Traveler are people who feel that travel has enriched our lives. We also believe that travel can be an incredibly powerful force for promoting ... Read more >

Tags: ethical traveler, fast five, oganization, responsible travel, shark finning, social responsibility


Thirteen Tips for the Accidental Ambassador

Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | Views [2528]

Have you ever arrived somewhere and suddenly thought 'I don't understand the culture, the customs or how to behave?' Well, not only might you be confused by the land you're in, but you've also just become an accidental ambassador for your own culture.... Read more >

Tags: ambassador, bargaining, culture, ethical travel, haggling, interpersonal skills, responsible travel, travel tips


Your Totally Awesome Guide to Volunteer Travel eBook; interview with author, Sarah Van Auken

Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | Views [1311] | Comments [2]

Why did you write the eBook? I wanted to provide a resource for those who didn’t know where to start looking for an international volunteer program. I also wanted to teach people about the benefits that come from global service—for the volunteer, ... Read more >

Tags: community, ebook, sarah van auken, volunteer global, volunteer guide, volunteer organization, volunteers, voluntourism


Fast Five Profile: SEE Turtles

Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | Views [1773] | Comments [1]

In this Fast Five Profile, we ask nature-based conservation travel project, SEE Turtles , to share their thoughts and tips on responsible travel 1. Who are you?  Brief description of trips you offer Brad Nahill, Director & Co-Founder, ... Read more >

Tags: conservation volunteers, fast five, marine conservation, mexico, see turtles, trinidad, turtles, voluntourism


Fast Five Profile: Globe Aware

Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | Views [2581] | Comments [1]

Continuing the Fast Five Profile series is Kimberly Haley-Coleman, discussing volunteer vacation company Globe Aware :  1. Who are you?  Brief description of trips you offer Kimberly Haley-Coleman, Executive Director, Globe Aware   Globe Aware ... Read more >

Tags: adventure travel, fast five, globe aware, non profit organisation, responsible travel, social responsibility, travel tips, voluntourism


Top 10 Tips for Environmentally-friendly travel

Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | Views [5967] | Comments [2]

It's one thing to want to be more eco-friendly, but sometimes hard to put that into action.  Eliza Anderson of Intrepid Travel has put together these top 10 practical tips for environmentally friendly travel.  1. Don't bag it You want ... Read more >

Tags: carbon offset travel, ecotourism, environment, green travel, travel tips


Fast Five Profile: Planeterra

Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | Views [3159] | Comments [1]

In the WorldNomads.com Responsible Travel blog, we've gone out to some of the biggest and smallest names in the Travel Industry to get a snapshot of who's who and find out what they're actively doing in voluntourism, green travel and socially responsible ... Read more >

Tags: adventure travel, fast five, gap adventures, non profit organisation, planeterra, responsible travel, social responsibility, travel tips, voluntourism


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