A lot of people think that you have to be wealthy and privileged in order to afford long-term travel. Well, I’m here to tell you why that’s not the case at all. Of course, you need to have some money to support yourself, but just how much you need entirely depends on you.
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Costa Rica is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting, exciting and enjoyable places in the world to travel. I’ve always been an admirer of the country, and I love to travel off the beaten track and in unconventional ways.
I ended up traveling through northern Thailand by accident. My trip started out as a beach break to the southern Thai islands. I pictured 5 weeks of pure relaxation and island hopping in the sun, massages on the beach, and plentiful beer and food. That’s what Thailand is about, right?
Every budding traveler has seen pictures of Thailand and dreamt about visiting one day. The white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, and lush jungles have been enticing people for years, and have made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, if not the world. Read more “11 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Thailand”
Traveling abroad is one of the greatest pleasures in life. It can teach you about yourself, as well as the rest of the world, more than you could ever hope to learn from a book or by staying at home. Read more “6 Easy Ways to Become Best Friends With Everyone You Meet Abroad”
Do the grim, dreary depths of winter get you down and make you long for some real sun? Do you want to experience new, exciting things every day? Then maybe a visit to Costa Rica this spring is the perfect remedy for you. Continue reading “7 Reasons To Travel To Costa Rica This Spring”
The beautiful West African country of Ghana may not be as popular as some of the more well-known countries in Africa, but it has everything any visitor could want. It has amazing weather year-round, unbeatable scenery and nature, and some of the kindest people that you could ever meet. Continue reading “The Top 7 Perks of Volunteering in Ghana”
West Africa is a large region of the African continent, covering over 5,000,000km2 of land. Over 350,000,000 people live in this area, which is generally said to be composed of 18 countries – Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Benin, Mauritania, Liberia, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, and Saint Helena. Continue reading “What Makes West Africa Such A Great Travel Destination?”
Thailand is a hugely popular destination for tourists of all kinds. For many, it has become a mandatory stop on the backpacker trail. It provides a sort of proving ground for budding backpackers, with a unique hybrid of Eastern and Western cultures, somehow holding them together in a gloriously chaotic harmony. Continue reading “Top Tips for Backpacking Around Thailand”
When you think of Costa Rica, you might imagine relaxing by a pool with a cold beer or strolling down a tropical beach at sunset. While these ways of kicking back and tuning out for a while can be a great way to spend a vacation, but there is another side to Costa Rica. Continue reading “11 Extreme Sports You Should Try In Costa Rica”
Costa Rica has to be one of the greatest tourist destinations on Earth. Seriously, it has it all. You can see stunning scenery, try out heart-stopping extreme sports, eat delicious exotic foods, experience some of the world’s warmest people, and much much more. Continue reading “10 Reasons Why Costa Rica Will Be Your New Favourite Destination”
Thailand is a popular destination for backpackers taking their first trip abroad. That’s because it’s safe, cheap, and friendly and the experiences you have will stay with you for a lifetime. Continue reading “The Top 3 Perks of Volunteering in Thailand”
Despite its relatively unknown status as a tourist destination, Ghana is a vibrant place with a surprising amount of hidden gems waiting for you to explore. The West African country has a thriving, up-and-coming tourism industry, so now is the perfect time to visit. There are countless worthwhile things to see and do, but there aren’t yet the hoards of tourists to fight through. Continue reading “8 Things Not To Miss On Your Trip To Ghana”
Going on a gap year can be a hugely significant choice in your life. It can mark the graduation from adolescence into adulthood, or the end of being a student and starting a career. For many, it is one of the most exciting, fulfilling experiences of their lives. If you want to make the most of your big trip, you’ll need to make sure you plan right. Continue reading “5 Steps To Planning An Unforgettable Gap Year”
While Ghana may not seem the most obvious choice for a solo trip abroad, it offers so much for every traveler that you won’t regret choosing it. Volunteering in Ghana with uVolunteer helps ease you into the African way of life which makes it the perfect choice, especially if it’s your first time traveling solo. Continue reading “8 Reasons to be Excited about Volunteering in Ghana Traveling Solo”
Whether it’s your first trip abroad or your fiftieth you’ll be sure to have your own reasons as to why you’re travelling and what you want to get out of the experience. Volunteering abroad gives you the opportunity to gain independence, learn how to adapt to different cultures, help you escape from the monotony of daily life and allow you to give back to the community in a way that normal travel does not. Continue reading “6 Former Volunteers Share Their Best Tips”
Thailand has gradually become one of the world’s top tourist destinations. This is no surprise, as the incredible country is blessed with some of the most beautiful landscapes and scenery on earth. The country boasts a seemingly endless array of jaw-dropping sights, from beaches to inland jungles and even the metropolitan areas. So many in fact, that it can be hard to choose which ones to visit during your time there. Continue reading “Must-See Places In Thailand That Will Spice Up Your Instagram Feed”
When planning your big volunteering trip abroad, you might think you need to bring heaps of outfits, shoes, beauty products etc. What if you look underdressed? What if you run out of clean clothes? Don’t worry, following a few guidelines can really help you to pack light, keeping you mobile and potentially even saving you money on your flight. Continue reading “How To Pack Compact For Your Volunteer Trip”
One of the most fulfilling and exciting volunteer projects you can do is teaching sports and physical education in Costa Rica. If you’re passionate about sports and fitness, then chances are you’ve already got what it takes to volunteer to teach sports at a school or community center. Continue reading “5 reasons you should volunteer to teach sports in Costa Rica”
Volunteering abroad, when done right, can be a life-changing experience. But you need to do more than just show up. At the end of the day, you’ll only get out of the trip as much as you put into it, so here are some tips to make the most of your volunteering abroad. Continue reading “11 easy ways to make the most of your volunteer vacation”