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Alternative Travel:  Going for
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At GoNOMAD, we know there's more to travel than sightseeing


To really get close to the people and places you visit, you have to get involved. Take a language or cooking course, volunteer with children or community development, study Tibetan Buddhism or participate in an archaeological dig, teach English or work on a farm for a few days, weeks, or months. No matter your age or interest, there's an alternative travel opportunity for you at GoNOMAD.

Below you'll find articles about volunteering around the world, or slightly offbeat types of trips...definitely not your run of the mill, sit on the beach vacation. Some people want to learn a new language, others want to teach English, and others just want to do something they've never done before. 

 

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Ise: Japan's Holiest Shrine

Ise: Japan's  Holiest Shrine
Ryan Cole describes a visit to Ise, Japan's holiest Shinto shrine.

Teach a Man To Fish: Volunteering in Nicaragua and Around the World

Teach a Man To Fish:  Volunteering in Nicaragua and Around the World
Nicaragua: a volunteering organization called Teach a Man to Fish operates farms in Nicaragua to teach agriculture skills

Equitrekking: Off the Bus and into the Saddle

Equitrekking: Off the Bus and into the Saddle
Kathleen Broadhurst writes about equitrekking, horseback riding vacations and her PBS TV show Equitrekking

Teaching in China

Teaching in China
Teaching in China | Adjusting to the stares, attention, and the endless fascination with exotic Western Women

The Good Traveler, an Ethical Traveller's Guide

The Good Traveler, an Ethical Traveller's Guide
A collection of excerpts from Lucy Popescu's latest book, The Good Tourist

Experiencing Corsica Like a Local through Help Exchange

Experiencing Corsica Like a Local through Help Exchange
Corsica volunteering: Jamille Wallick, an young American college grad, finds a short term job on a farm and enjoys the splendor and richness of life in Corsica, France

Panama's Wild Side: An Undiscovere Eco-traveler's Paradise | GoNOMAD

Panama's Wild Side: An Undiscovere Eco-traveler's Paradise | GoNOMAD
Panama's Wild Side: An Undiscovered Paradise for the Eco-Traveler a story by Sonja Stark about the great ecotourism of the Panama jungles

Cuernavaca, Mexico: The Perfect Place to Study Spanish

Cuernavaca, Mexico: The Perfect Place to Study Spanish
Cuernavaca, Mexico: The Perfect Place to Study Spanish

An Eco-Adventure in Trinidad Tobago

An Eco-Adventure in Trinidad Tobago
Ginger Warder visits the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and hikes in the rainforest and watches giant sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach.

Weaving the Silk of the Sea in Sardinia

Weaving the Silk of the Sea in Sardinia
Angela Corrias visits Sant'Antioco, Sardinia, where she meets a woman who weaves silk from a seashell to create priceless works of art.

What is Burning Man and Why Should You Go?

What is Burning Man and Why Should You Go?
Questions and answers about the famous Burning Man Festival held in the Nevada desert each summer.

With Projects Abroad, High School Students Make a Difference and Take Joy in Doing It

With Projects Abroad, High School Students Make a Difference and Take Joy in Doing It
Projects Abroad gives high school students the opportunity to travel abroad during summer vacation and experience new cultures through volunteering

Working with Elephants in Sri Lanka

Working with Elephants in Sri Lanka
An account of volunteering in Sri Lanka taking care of elephants.

A Semester in Uruguay: Opening up to New Experiences

A Semester in Uruguay: Opening up to New Experiences
Kylie Jelley writes about her semester abroad in Uruguay and the close connection she formed with her host family and the country as a whole.

Down on the Farm: Farmstays Around the World

Down on the Farm: Farmstays Around the World
Down on the Farm: Farmstays Around the World

 
 


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