Projects Abroad Travel Blog
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Ever considered volunteering abroad as a family? It’s a concept growing in popularity – spending part of your time on an overseas holiday helping out on long-term sustainable projects, kids and all! Family volunteer trips are wonderful way to introduce the concept of altruism to your children in a very hands-on way, showing them the power that one person has to help another, no matter how small.
So many of our volunteers fundraise to cover the cost of their trip, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start and what to do! Fear not, however – I’m here to talk you through potential ideas to help you meet your fundraising goals. I’ve rounded up some of the more interesting and unique fundraising ideas, as undertaken by our very own Projects Abroad volunteers, and I hope that you’ll find some inspiration for your own money-raising initiatives.
Jill Streeten and Sheena Kelly, older volunteers who chose to venture overseas with Projects Abroad, tell us about their experiences and give their advice to prospective volunteers. “It is a wonderful way to immerse oneself in the country's culture and volunteers are extremely well looked after by host families and Project Abroad staff,” says Jill.
Laos is the latest country to be added to our list of Projects Abroad volunteer destinations! Find out more about what makes this tranquil South East Asian country unique, from mysterious monuments to cultural celebrations.
What started out as a volunteering adventure has now turned into a fully-fledged career for Projects Abroad’s Roger Bruget. The Norwegian native arrived in Thailand a few years ago as a volunteer on our Diving & Marine Conservation project, and is now Conservation Project Manager at our Diving & Marine Conservation project on the island of Koh Sdach in Cambodia.
While the daily wearing of traditional attire has been in decline over the decades, it is still sometimes worn on special occasions and for celebrations. I take a look at the traditional wear in some of our destinations around the world.
With placements in 7 Latin American destinations, our staff here at Projects Abroad have been fortunate enough to visit a number of these beaches. We’ve discussed personal favourites, taken into account feedback from our volunteers, and have come up with a list of our best beaches in Latin America.
Travelling abroad is an exciting experience. You’ll try new foods, see new places and meet new people. However, nothing can ruin a good trip like getting sick. We suggest that you try some of the following tips to help keep you healthy while exploring the world.
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