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1. Posted by eightdream (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Happy 2010!
I have decided to live my "best life". For me that means combining rewarding vacation with meaningful vocation.
While searching for a path which allowed me to use my many blessings to help others, I discovered my path began within nature. Nature is my altar and has always provided me with spiritual balance, peace and clear priorities.When I am surrounded by the grace of nature, I am most able to connect to other human beings through compassion, understanding, courage and hope.

I began to imagine myself visiting breathtaking destinations and reaching out to the local communities. How amazing it would be to indulge in adventure, while also immersing myself in cultures, traditions, struggles and joys through local volunteer opportunities. This is my path. This is how I can change the world.

I am interested in any advise about:
1. this type of travel
2. any of the locations
- Grand Canyon
- Great Barrier Reef
- Mt. Everest
- Bhutan
- Victoria Falls
- Harbour of Rio de Janeiro
- Mt. Paricutin
- Iceland to see Aurora Borealis to raise money for a trip around the world

I would be glad to guide you to my blog if you are interested in learning more.
With Gratitude,

2. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Have you thought about teaching English? People are desperate to learn.

3. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member 146 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Well, you can opt to work for/in a cruise ship. Working in a cruise ship allows you to travel around the world and it gives you the chance to interact with a lot of people. People from different places and cultures. Certain cruise ships hire lecturers and with this job, you can share your knowledge about nature and on how you can help them help change the world...

4. Posted by elliottk (Inactive 40 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Not sure. Seen a lot of organizations on the web hooking people up with volunteer gigs but they always cost money. I've had acquaintances who just go to the country they are interested in first and ask around while they are there. One ended up working 3 months on an organic farm in Guatemala, the other is in Nicaragua right now. I think she's doing something related to clean water. If you are from the U.S. there is also the Peace Corps which will set you up for 2 years in a foreign volunteer gig with expenses paid including airfare to and from the country of service. They do environmental work with local communities in some of the programs.

5. Posted by birsoni (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hello ! Your IDEA sounds really good and I wish you can get involved with right type of organisation.
I am from India and preparing for RWT by motorcycle starting from 2011-2015 where will visit 100 countries and will organize workshop session on Human Rights and Millennium Development Goal .
For this trip I am looking for partner who may join part or full trip across globe.If you are intersted to know more about it log in at -snip-. I will be happy to help you out.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

6. Posted by Adri204 (Budding Member 82 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

When it comes to the tiny Mountain Kingdom of Bhuton. You will need a permit to get in. Check differnt websites because most people explore Bhuton as part of a tour as this country limits the amount of Tourists in its country. If you go in the spring check out the Hymalian Blue Poppie its a beatiful flower that is native to the area. Happy travels,

Adri :)

7. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

You will probably want to check out the Thailand/Laos/Cambodia part of the world. I think fabyomama's idea on teaching English is actually a good one - do an onling ESOL teaching course and you'll be prepped to teach the locals of some amazing locations

8. Posted by (Budding Member 30 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Teaching English is the way to go for longterm travel. I am teaching English in China right now and am able to check out SE Asia from here. I dont know where I will go next but I will probably use the experience I gained from teaching to get me there. Plus Its a job that pays and normally provides free accommodation for teachers. Good luck on your journey!