Category Archives: Volunteering

Books that Help you Travel Better

This blog exists, of course, because of the book Keith and I wrote that shares our tips, methods and secrets (in detail) for how we travel for free or very close to it, on a regular basis. We wrote the … Continue reading

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The Passport Party Project Comes to Austin

With today being National Passport Day, I wanted to share an exciting initiative that myself and How to Travel for Free got involved with. Last Saturday, March 3, I was thrilled to be part of a new movement that is gifting … Continue reading

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How To Volunteer Overseas Without Paying An Expensive Agency

Today we have a guest post from Sarah who started a great website called The Ethical Volunteer, a site dedicated to accessing information on how to volunteer overseas without having to go through an expensive agency, and which addresses both … Continue reading

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A Passport to a Different World

It’s literally the ticket to the whole world…but only 30% of Americans have a passport. But a passport is about so much more than travel. It’s about witnessing different ways of life than your own, experiencing different cultures and ways of thinking, meeting and interacting with people who have a completely different lifestyle than your own. We were thrilled to hear about the Passport Party Project, which aims to gift 100 young girls with their very first passports. Continue reading

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Free Volunteer Vacations

Today we highlight the Continental Divide Trail Alliance. One of the most scenic ecosystems in the world,the CDT is a 3,100-mile primitive and challenging backcountry trail from Canada to Mexico along the backbone of America. Approximately 70% of the Trail is usable. However, many of those miles are in desperate need of repair, rerouting for sustainability, or removed from roads and motorized trails. If you are interested in seeing some of the most beautiful wilderness this country has to offer, from Montana to New Mexico, and having an excellent outdoor adventure, the CDTA volunteer program is something you might want to check out. Best of all – it’s FREE to volunteers! Continue reading

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Volunteer your Way around the World

Among the many creative ways to travel for free, or pretty damn close, we cover Volunteering quite a bit in How To Travel For Free. As the book points out, this one of a kind cultural immersion is a great … Continue reading

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