Planing to volunteer abroad or do a voluntourism trip? Filipa Chatillon shares her personal experience as a volunteer and volunteer coordinator and what you should look for when choosing your project/company.
The newly-minted African country of Namibia may still be cutting its safari teeth, but that is just what we like about it. Besides booking your next great adventure, here are three ways to give back to a country that has plenty to give in return.
Have a traveler on your holiday shopping list? Instead of buying them something that will take up space in their backpack, why not help them stock an Afghan library with books, or provide someone with 20 years of clean water? Here, Susan Shain lists ten charitable gifts perfect for your favorite traveler this holiday season.
One of the first and biggest challenges that RTW planners face is trying to decide where to go on your RTW trip. From cycling the Pan American highway to visiting all the countries of the former Soviet Union, here are a few ideas to get you started.
With a bit of consideration, pre-planning and sensitivity, there’s no reason why traveling in the developing world can’t be a positive experience all-round. Zoë Smith offers some food-for-thought advice for traveling in the world’s poorest regions.
Every year hundreds or thousands of us leave our dogs with family members, pet sitters and friends in order to heed the call of the open road. Leaving your children behind, no matter how many legs they have, is never easy. Yet, we go. For volunteer travelers, however, there may be some solace.
As the effects of the Gulf Coast oil disaster continue to loom, as many people have canceled their trip plans to travel elsewhere, Spencer Spellman gives six reasons why there's never been a better time to travel to the Gulf.
Most people never experience the way people in the hilltribes of Northern Thailand live. Caroline Eubanks had the experience of spending a week with the Lahu and Chinese residents of Muang Na and playing with their adorable children.
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.