Volunteer Tourism

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Helping the Syrian Refugees in Bodrum, Turkey

By Travelin’ Kait Global traveler, citizen of the world and avid volunteer who has (so far) visited more than 60 countries on six continents. She is also co-founder of Kids Unite 4 Hope, inspired by her time volunteering at a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. | For one month we volunteered with the Syrian refugees in Bodrum, Turkey who were getting ready to cross the Aegean Sea to reach Greece. It was the most life-changing time of our lives and...

How to Travel When You Are a Teenager

Are you filled with wanderlust while your parents prefer to be homebodies? Or maybe they have these pesty little things called jobs while you are just itching for blue skies and blue seas. Here are a few ways to hit the road, sail your ship and aim for the sky from Audrey Bergner, otherwise known as “That Backpacker.” Enjoy! ย  | ย By Audrey Berner, That Backpackerย  | Several times a month, I get emails from teens who have dreams of...

Thailand: Together We Can Help a Village

By Kaden Arias de Cordoba Tenth grader at Kalani High School in Honolulu, Hawaii This is a true story about my friend Ken Hagerman, whose memory lives on through support of the Rain Tree Foundation. Thisย social welfare organization helps the poor in Thailand, including providing access to clean water. My family first went to Thailand in 2005 when I was four and my sister was two. I lived in a town called Chiang Mai and it was in the north...