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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 11:07

Canadians Seek Meaningful Travel Pursuits

Travel is a way of life for many young people, including many Canadians. However, finding the ideal, unique and life-changing destination and adventure is difficult. Instead of lounging on a beach, drinking to excess and being herded about with hundreds of other tourists, the goal, for many, is to take…

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  • Source Self
Recent events in the Middle East have put travelers on edge. Here are some tips on staying safe if you plan on travelling to the region in the near future.   ‘Maintain a high level of vigilance’ — travel security experts advise caution when traveling to the Middle East Jan…

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  • Source Market Watch
Friday, 10 January 2020 12:48

Awesome Solo Travel Ideas for 2020

New year, new travel opportunities. Volunteer travel and volunteer vacations are but one unique solo-travel opportunities you can take to experience new countries, cultures and communities. Here are some other destinations to help you map out travel in the new year. 50 Awesome Solo Travel Destinations To Visit In 2020…

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  • Source The Huffington Post
Thursday, 26 December 2019 13:06

Tips on traveling abroad for the first time

Traveling to a foreign country for the first time can be both exhilarating and anxiety inducing: have you considered all the required information, devices, social protocols and social etiquette? How about finances, security and insurance? Much to consider. Here are some tips on how best to navigate. 10 Things You…

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  • Source Parade
Thursday, 17 December 2020 12:09

Looking for travel inspiration?

New year, new travel adventures. Looking for a unique destination and fresh adventure can be a challenge. You can always take a volunteer vacation which will immerse you in a community and culture completely new to you. Or you could travel to a destination you had preconceptions about only to…

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  • Source Self
Sunday, 01 December 2019 12:28

Surviving Holiday Travel

Holiday travel is hectic: busy airports, overwhelmed airline staff, weather delays, high ticket prices are but a few of the challenges. Katherine Parker-Magyar writing for Forbes shares some collected wisdom from popular travel writers on how best to survive and thrive during the Christmas and holiday travel season. 15 Travel Writers…

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  • Source Forbes
Saturday, 30 November 2019 11:58

Tips on Preventing Lost Luggage

If you are taking a volunteer vacation, a family trip to Disneyland or a Mediterranean cruise, few things put a damper on events like lost luggage. Lost clothes, toiletries, medications and electronics can drastically impact plans and enjoyment. Aimee Robinson, writing for Express Newspapers shares some tips that will help…

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  • Source Express Newspapers
Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:00

Travel safely

Safety is always paramount when considering a travel destination. There is a lot of turmoil in the world and minimizing exposure to violence, crime and public unrest - especially when travelling with children and loved ones - is very important. To help in trip planning, Lonely Planet has released its…

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  • Source Lonely Planet
Friday, 01 November 2019 13:46

Life-changing Volunteer Vacations

For many people, family vacations create the longest lasting, happiest memories that are carried and shared for a lifetime. A family volunteer vacation has the added element of a new country, community and culture and changing personal outlooks as families give back while receiving a profound, eye-opening experience. Here is…

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  • Source Chesapeake Family Life
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 10:52

Changes to Cuba-U.S. Flight Rules

The current U.S. administration announced Oct. 25, 2019  that all flights to Cuba would be stopped to any city other than Havana. Globe Aware's volunteer vacation programs are based in Havana and will continue to function.

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  • Source Washington Post
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