Naysayers will likely be disgruntled by the notion of paid voluntourism for decades to come, but zoologist/travel writer Nola Lee Kelsey offers some food for thought for travelers who still have an open mind on the topic of paying to volunteer.
The Dominican Republic sees hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, attracted by it's tropical climate and idyllic beaches. But sometimes it is the tourists themselves who provide the entertainment, as Tommy Trenchard discovers on a visit to Santo Domingo.
A West Coast couple makes an attempt to escape the cold weather for a few Santa Fe rays. This New Mexico destination at 7,000 feet boasts 300 days of annual sunshine and only 14 inches of precipitation. What were the odds they'd be rained on, let alone see snow?