Between 2016 and 2018, the number of United States citizens holding a passport grew exponentially, from fewer than 20% to over 40%. It’s difficult to track just how those passport holders are spending their time overseas. But given the scarcity of passport holders in...
If you’re into incredible beaches with turquoise oceans, exciting diving destinations, tacos to die for, cultural richness, and meeting new people, then volunteering in Mexico will be the experience of a lifetime. 1) Relax on beautiful beaches It’s widely known that...
If you plan on volunteering abroad in this island nation, make sure you explore the best things to do in Fiji. Fiji’s 330 islands lie scattered through the Pacific Ocean, fringed with palm trees and lapped by calm blue water. The archipelago is straight out of a...
After many holidays doing the usual, sitting on the beach, sipping cocktails and seeing the sights, I started looking into locations where I could have a more fulfilling experience. Having discovered GVI online and scrolling through their various program options and...
Our oceans cover three quarters of the earth’s surface, yet only around 5–7% of them are currently looked after and conserved in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The health of our oceans is vital for marine life and ecosystems, but also human life. The water stores more...
All of the sea turtle species that nest on Cosa Rica’s beaches are under threat. Learn more about the challenges facing Costa Rica sea turtles, and what you can do to help. With both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, Costa Rica has beaches that attract sunbathers and...
An abandoned feather lies across your path. It’s the perfect ornament for your hat. But should you take it? The things that travel with us can have a negative impact on the environment and communities we visit. Take only memories, leave only footprints – this...
People take sabbaticals for many different reasons. But one thing is for sure – all career break ideas should have a purpose. So how can volunteering fulfill your goal? Why take a career break? Career breaks (often called sabbaticals) differ from holidays in that they...
Zambia’s wildlife is incredible, diverse, and under threat. The challenges facing the country’s wildlife have created a need for innovative approaches to conservation. Zambia’s remote wilderness areas set the stage for mesmerising animal encounters. This landlocked...
Original photo: "Boats on the beach, on the sea" by Maxime Guilbot is licenced under CC BY 2.0 Malaysia's Perhentian Islands contain a treasure chest of natural resources. Tourism has injected wealth in to the community. However, this marine ecosystem is fragile, so...
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