For those who don’t like sandy beaches, the Earthwatch Institute allows people to join research expeditions into the Arctic. Past volunteers find the experience to be rewarding, taking part in actual climate change research.
Volunteers built and maintained many of America’s trails. The American Hiking Society organizes such volunteer trips across the country for a range of experience levels, doing everything from repairing bridges to clearing out invasive species.
Help protect our oceans by collecting data and translating research into policy proposals. Founded in 1969, the Oceanic Society organizes volunteers in Belize and Ulithi for conservation-focused trips, aiding projects like counting crocodile hatchlings and deploying underwater cameras.
For those interested in ecological design and permaculture, Kibbutz Lotan is an Israeli community that practices sustainability and living with a low environmental impact. Participants will take part in organic gardening, recycling projects and ecological education in their two-week stay.
The organization conducted its first global survey in 1997, confirming fishing and pollution were destroying our reefs. Since then they organized experienced divers to help collect data for scientific research around the world.
Many people travel to see the “Big Five,” but on the Enkosini Eco Experience in South Africa, you will help protect lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, rhinoceroses and the rest of the South African ecosystem. You will learn a variety of survival and navigation skills in addition to carrying out fieldwork on the animals.
Borgo Egnazia is more a small village than a hotel. The gorgeous fortified walls of the complex sit amid a picturesque backdrop of rolling hills and blue sea, and feels like something out of a fairytale. With its stunning views, luxurious accommodations and perfect placement near the seaside town of Savelletri, it’s no wonder the place is popular among celebrities.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Do you love national parks? Have you already seen the best of the best in the United States? Well, no worries. There are plenty of other national parks worth exploring around the world. Check out the national parks in these five countries.
Die-hard travelers are ready to get up and go at a moment’s notice and having a pre-packed, travel-ready bag can make the travel lifestyle much easier. Keep a pack on hand with these must-have items to make sure you’re always ready when the open road calls: