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Volunteering Abroad: Projects Worth Checking Out

Green tree frog

olunteering abroad is a great way to travel and immerse deeply in local communities as well as doing some good if you choose your project wisely. Many people think that volunteering abroad is mainly focused around teaching, but there are lots of fantastic and surprising things you can do, from conservation to construction work. Below are […]

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Announcing our Giveaway Winners (and a Big Thank You for Your Support)!

Happy 2015! Hope your new year is off to a good start already! We rang in the New Year with the best news ever: we’ve reached our fundraising goal for the Rickshaw Run and you guys have helped us raise over $4,000 for charity!!! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us whether in […]

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Planeterra — Harnessing the Power of Travel to Change the World

When we first signed up for the Rickshaw Run and were given a choice on which charity to work with, we knew that we wanted to work with the Planeterra Foundation. Having worked with G Adventures for four years now, we’ve long known about the company’s non-profit foundation and wanted to partner up with them […]

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Save the Earth, One Tree at a Time

Ashaninka Girls Peru

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been screaming through the roof about our upcoming adventure: The Rickshaw Run. YES! We are driving an auto rickshaw with a whopping seven horsepower across one of the world’s biggest country!!! There is no set route, no back-up, no support and no way of knowing if we’re going to […]

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Support World Hunger Day – Join Us on the 12 Hour Fast Challenge

Helping children in need

Each year, the world celebrates World Hunger Day on the 28th May to inspire people in both the developed and developing worlds to show their solidarity and support to enable many more to end their own hunger and poverty and make the journey to self-reliance. The event celebrates sustainable solutions to ending extreme hunger and poverty. […]

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Tips on How to Arrange Volunteer Work Abroad

This is a sponsored guest post by So you’ve made the decision to go on a take a gap year and you want to do something worthwhile with your time. Volunteer projects are often the first port of call for travelers, but how can you go about arranging this part of your trip? It’s actually […]

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Memories of Tanzania, Africa

Ngorongoro crater walls in the distance, Tanzania

Last weekend, I received an email from a friend in Tanzania and it reminded me of all the beautiful times we had there almost three years ago. If you’ve been reading about my travels for awhile now, you’ll probably know that Tanzania has a special place in my heart. …

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Passports with Purpose

Cambodian children in school

A charity campaign initiated by fellow travel bloggers in a bid to raise funds for the less fortunate, Passports with Purpose is officially going into full swing today. This year, I’m joining them in this campaign , spreading the word to support a good cause. Last year, Passports with Purpose raised over $7000 …

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How to Make Money While Traveling

how to make money traveling

Wanna travel for a long period of time but have no money to do so? No ideas how to sustain your finances on the road? There are tons of ways to refuel your travelling funds as long as you have the means to do so. From teaching English in Spain to working as a dive […]

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7 Steps to Sustaining Long-term Travel

long-term travelling

Having received several emails from my readers, about how I sustain my long-term travels, both financially and professionally, I figured I might just share some of my own experience with you. (Thanks for writing to me, keep them coming!) Truth be told, long-term travelling is not easy, but if you set yourself some rules, …

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Peace Corps Volunteer Catherine Puzey murdered in Benin, West Africa

the late Catherine Puzey

It is extremely sad to hear the tragic news of  the death of a young Peace Corps volunteer, who had been volunteering in Benin, West Africa over the past two years. 3 days ago, the 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer from Georgia named Catherine Puzey, was found dead outside her home in a remote, …

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How to Take Baby Steps to Making the Big Move

Teaching in Tanzania

Through the past few years of moving from one city to another, many people have asked me these questions again and again, ‘How do you get all that money to travel?’, ‘Have you considered carefully about what it will do to your career?’ , and of course,’ What about your family and friends at home?’ […]

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