Saturday, November 15, 2008

VolunTourism

VolunTourism - Top Sources for Finding Volunteer Travel and Vacations
These companies are skilled in arranging trips with volunteer components

By Lois Friedland, About.com
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Voluntourism - - Working in Kenya during a Meaningful Trip with i-to-i

World Volunteer Projects Abroad Youth Volunteer Volunteer Traveling Volunteers Abroad

VolunTourism – combining traditional travel with volunteer work – is a rapidly growing trend. "We travel a fair amount, but it's valuable to us to really feel connected with other communities above and beyond seeing tourist sites. It's understanding what we all have in common and getting beyond our own individual day-to-day aspirations and seeing the bigger picture." says Warren, a Hawaiian physician. He, his wife and two children, ages 11 and 16, spent two weeks over Christmas at a refuge for troubled boys near Guatemala City. "It was very rewarding and actually one of the most enjoyable vacations we've ever had."

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.