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.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
Florida prepares to welcome its newest point of pride, the brand-new Sunseeker Resort. Located right on the water in Charlotte Harbor, the resort welcomes its first guests Dec. 15 and is the result of an unprecedented private hotel investment transforming the area for visitors to Southwest Florida.