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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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Auschwitz in Poland
Auschwitz in Poland
Royal Castle Square, Warsaw Poland
Royal castle square, Warsaw, Poland
Teaching ESL in Spain
Teaching English in Valencia, Spain A Great Place to Vacation--and teaching pays the bills By Susanne Eineigel You may think of Spain as a great place to go for a vacation—sun, beaches, and all-night celebrations. Imagine yourself living there. Last year I taught English in Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city and capital of the regi ...
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Domain Blue Lavender Farm in Magog, Quebec
Domain Blue lavender farm in Magog, Quebeck
Panama's Wild Side: An Undiscovere Eco-traveler's Paradise | GoNOMAD
Sony Stark visits the wild regions of Panama, talking with conservation experts about conserving the rainforest and its people and promoting eco-tourism with a new Discovery Center in Soberania National Park.
Dijon, France by Segway Scooter
Taking a tour of downtown Dijon, France by Segway Scooter is a great fun way to see the sights.

Travel Sounds 7 minute Interview segments. Listen to all 15 clips

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Listen to GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne talk travel:

NEW! Porquerelles, France, Rep of Georgia Vancouver 
Big Bear Lake CA
Lewiston, Maine, Toulouse 
Sevierville,  Tennessee, 
Nord Pas-de-Calais France 
Nova Scotia,   Champagne France

Educating through Travel: Pave Your Own Path
Educating through travel: Pave your own path.Together with their three kids, Jon and Pamela have traveled across Central America.
Equitrekking: Off the Bus and into the Saddle
Kathleen Broadhurst writes about equitrekking, horseback riding vacations and her PBS TV show Equitrekking
Quy Nhon: Biggest Smiles in Vietnam
Quy Nhon: Biggest smiles in Vietnam.
Mexico: Painting and Dancing on the Pacific Coast
Mexico:Max Hartshorne visits Casa de los Artistas in Boca de Tomaltan for painting and dance lessons.
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
Cuba: New Laws Loosen Travel Restrictions to Cuba | GoNOMAD
Cuba-travel to cuba-Havana: After the U.S. government eased travel restrictions to Cuba this year, travel companies and tour operators are gearing up to welcome more visitors to this fascinating and long-secluded island nation.
Utila Honduras: Killing Lionfish to Save the Seas | GoNOMAD
Utila, Honduras is where divers are hunting lionfish to help save other fish species.
Japan's Goodwill Guides: Personal Tour guides For Language Help
Japan's Goodwill Guides offer Private tour guides in exchange for English language practice.
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
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 Undiscovered Paradise for the Eco-Traveler a story by Sonja Stark about the great ecotourism of the Panama jungles
Sustainable Travel Vacations Give Back More than they Cost
Sarah Freddie writes about sustainable travel, and how travelers can promote environmental protection and contribute to the economies of the countries they visit.'
Learning, Volunteer and Alternative Travel - GoNOMAD - Page 2
GoNOMAD Alternatives section provides you with directories to find teaching jobs, worldwide volunteering opportunities, and language schools, plus feature stories
Learning, Volunteer and Alternative Travel - GoNOMAD
GoNOMAD Alternatives section provides you with directories to find teaching jobs, worldwide volunteering opportunities, and language schools, plus feature stories
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