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How to Help Others by Volunteering During COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Wondering how to help during the novel coronavirus pandemic that has affected the entire world in unprecedented ways? There are actually numerous local and at home (online) volunteer opportunities for those who want to help while COVID-19 continues to cause widespread pain to people, communities, and livelihoods. Entire industries are crippled. Small businesses all over […]

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Community Service Offered Abroad Can Be Just As Powerful at Home

“Community service” is an interesting term. Technically, it is simply another phrase synonymous with volunteering. The word’s connotation, however, implies a style of volunteering with a much more tangible and direct impact, often on underserved populations and projects within a community. Let us therefore look at community-driven volunteering and how it plays out in your […]

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40+ Green Gift Ideas for Greenies!

Fa-la-la, y’all! The holidays are coming. Mention this factoid in a mixed group right now, and one is liable to elicit reactions ranging from gleeful excitement to naked terror—with an individual’s feelings largely contingent on how much progress they’ve made on their holiday shopping. Now’s the time, however, to start at least planning the best green gift […]

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8 Behaviors of Responsible Travelers

“Responsible tourism” is a buzzword these days. Pair it with “sustainble tourism” and you have the magic words that hotels, tour operators, and businesses throw around to catch onto a trend. It’s a good trend, at its heart. Travelers are increasingly aware of the need for an integrated, responsible approach to travel and tourism. But what […]

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Vietnam Responsible Travel & Social Enterprise Guide

While nearby Thailand gets a ton of buzz internationally because it has a well-developed tourism industry at every end of the spectrum—both high-end and budget, and everything in between—Vietnam deserves a closer look for anyone heading to Southeast Asia. This long and skinny country has thousands of miles of coastline, every type of terrain imaginable, […]

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How Long Should You Volunteer?

How long you volunteer for is entirely personal, but your time commitment has a large effect on which type of volunteering is right for you. There is a debate to be made about if you should even volunteer for most types of international travel. There are only specific scenarios where volunteering is a good choice, […]

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Where to Volunteer Locally in New York & New Jersey

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, people across the northeast were united by in the aftermath of the storm’s wrath—many were not lucky in being spared the full effects of this storm. Displaced New York and New Jersey residents were huddled in gas lines or bus lines with just about every aspect of […]

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How to Clean Up Ocean Trash While Traveling (And Why You Should!)

Thailand: Pristine white beaches and crystal clear waters on secluded tropical islands. It is perfect image for a holiday relaxing in the sun. Right? The reality is a far cry different in many places around the country, and in touristy beaches around the world. Thai beaches are not always as pristine as you may imagine. […]

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Myanmar Responsible Travel & Social Enterprise Guide

Myanmar is one of the loveliest countries in Southeast Asia thanks in no small part to decades of isolation that left the culture and old customs in place while also preserving many important historical sites. Like most of Southeast Asia, colonialism, location, and history profoundly shaped the country. You see these lingering legacies in everything […]

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Thailand Responsible Travel & Social Enterprise Guide

Thailand is a huge hub for tourists of every nationality and from every corner of the world. It’s one of the best marketed destinations in Southeast Asia, and for good reason—the transportation infrastructure is solid, the food is incredible, and the culture is accessible. It’s no wonder that backpackers, travelers, and digital nomads flock to […]