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Volunteering in the Dominican Republic - Part 3

Transportation in the Dominican RepublicTransportation in the Dominican RepublicNever before have I been in a car going nearly 80 km on the wrong side of the highway crossing a bridge into oncoming traffic. I was frozen with fear, completely white...

Volunteering in the Dominican Republic - Part 2

Volunteer VacationsVolunteer VacationsWe arrived for our 20-minute orientation that lasted a full 2 hours - welcome to Dominican time. Not that I complained. I adapted quickly, happily shedding the highly driven...

Volunteering in the Dominican Republic - Part 1

I decided to go with an organization and signed up to teach English to young children in an impoverished area just outside of Santo Domingo for 12 weeks. The organization that I travelled with Dominican Republic VolunteeringDominican Republic Volunteeringrequired that all teachers complete a "Teaching English as a Foreign Language" course ($1,000). It was also required that we pay in advance for the cost of our accommodations and food...

Fairmont Hotels - Luxury + Eco-Friendly = Green Travel

Fairmont Olympic in SeattleFairmont Olympic in SeattleVoluntourism, eco-friendly vacations... slowly but surely these forms of traveling are becoming the norm, but they're usually characterized by a dirt-under-your-nails charm...

Ste. Anne's Nurtures Your Mind and Body and the Earth

Green Science SpaGreen Science SpaWhat makes one spa better than another? It can be service - that attentiveness maternity ward nurses perfect. It can be luxurious treatments that uncoil our tangled muscles and nudge our inner perfection closer to the surface. But sometimes it can be as simple as a reminder that we're more than merely inhabitants of the planet - we're part of it - and we have a responsibility to live up to our potential.

Costa Rica Voluncations for Families - Part 3

Costa Rica Volunteer VacationsCosta Rica Volunteer VacationsTaking the kids on a volunteer vacation is a lot more work than parking yourself on a tropical beach for a week while staffers keep your kids busy. But if you're the kind of parent that actually likes spending time with the kids and enjoys learning alongside them, a volunteer vacation is the perfect choice.

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