Category: Volunteering

Voluntourism: How Volunteer Tourism Is Changing World Travel

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It would be a mistake to believe that travelers are interested in simply seeing the world. In fact, it’s quite common for the intrepid explorer to develop a soft spot (if not fall completely in love with) the places they visit. It’s only natural then that they might want to volunteer some time and expertise while on their travels. It’s from t...

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AGRITOURISM: How Oklahoma Farmers Are Helping To Build Eco-Awareness

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Although for most people, tourism evokes the usual images it always has, there is much more to traveling now than ever before.  Tourism’s nuances have evolved beyond vacationers seeking sun, sand and sea – with good food and drink mixed in. Vacationers want something more.  It’s why sectors like Agritourism is enjoying such impressive growt...

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UGANDA: 3 Ecotourism Gems In The Pearl of Africa

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Like so many other African nations, Uganda has suffered periods of conflict and social unrest. Now making great strides, it too is rebuilding its infrastructures to capture a share of the growing ecotourism industry – a development seen as important in repairing society in general as much as the economy. As a multicultural and multi-tribal soc...

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Building Krittersville: How One Charity Is Planning A Greener Animal Sanctuary

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In practically every country you might travel to, animal homelessness is a very real issue. Whether caused as a result of families abandoning their pets, animals getting separated from their owners, or a population explosion, there are millions of hungry, sick and vulnerable strays wandering city streets. Combating the problem are animal rescuer...

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