Posts Categorized: Africa

Volunteering in Tanzania: Economic Empowerment through Sustainable Livelihood

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In this guest post, Steph shares her tips and experiences for volunteering in Tanzania with Mikono Yetu – an organisation working for female empowerment. Thanks Steph for this guest post about volunteering in Tanzania! This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania to volunteer with a grassroots, women-led, non-profit organization called Mikono Yetu… Read more »

Homestays: An Authentic Experience Abroad

Homestays are a wonderful way to experience a new culture and even become part of a community while you are travelling. Most countries around the world offer homestay experiences either through websites, local language schools, or cultural exchange programs. Or even informal homestays through friends of friends! My experience: Homestay in Guatemala When I first… Read more »

Volunteering in Kenya – sustainable building

Thanks Erika for this guest post on volunteering in Kenya! Who is Erika? Erika has studied architecture and civil engineering, and her studies have focused on sustainable building. She has always loved traveling, and during her studies, she discovered how inspiring and rewarding traveling and volunteering can be from a professional point of view. She… Read more »

Volunteering in South Africa…with sharks!

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Thanks Sadie for this guest post! Who is Sadie? Sadie has been traveling the world off and on for the last 8 years looking for volunteer opportunities focused on animal and environmental conservation. She has slept amongst the African Big 5, helped restore the coral reef and much much more. You can follow Sadie on her… Read more »

4 reasons why travellers should love eco-hostels

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When researching hostels, there are a few common things that we all look for – location, price, availability and atmosphere. Should we start adding ‘eco-friendly’ to our list? I know what you are thinking – eco-hostels have to be really expensive, vegan, and without TV’s or WiFi. Well, think again. Here are 4 reasons why travellers should… Read more »

Volunteering in South Africa – Baboon Rehabilitation

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Thanks Sam for this Guest post! Who is Sam? Meet Sam from Yoko Meshi. She loved her time volunteering in South Africa at C.A.R.E in baboon rehabilitation and was kind enough to share her story. She is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse living in London with a keen interest in exotic and wild animals. In her spare time,… Read more »

Collaboration: It feels like home when….

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Many expats or travellers find themselves spending months or even years in a new city. But at what point does this new place start to feel like home? When you find that perfect coffee shop? When you have a local bank account and a lease? Or when you have made long-lasting friends? Roxana, a Sydney based… Read more »

Stolen passport, how to cope: Guest Post

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I’m a bit of a travel snob. I’m the person that secretly (but loudly) judges you when you do a travel tour. What’s that you purchased six Lonely Planet books on special? Bless. What? You haven’t had surprise meat prepared on a random island off of New Caledonia? That’s cute. All hail Sue the Queen of #authentic travel!… Read more »

Human trafficking: The hidden victims of supply and demand

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Human trafficking is a crime which effects virtually every country around the world, not just developing countries. While efforts to protect victims and prosecute traffickers are improving internationally, millions of people continue to live in slavery and progress to protect victims and prosecute offenders has been relatively slow. What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is… Read more »