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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. 

 

Find articles about Alternative Travel

 

Teach English in Japan
Teach English in Japan
Ise: Japan's Holiest Shrine
Ryan Cole describes a visit to Ise, Japan's holiest Shinto shrine.
Northwest Vietnam: Friendly People and Breathtaking Landscapes
Siobhan McGeady describes her travels among the hill tribes of Northwest Vietnam.
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Sea Kayaking in British Columbia
Sea Kayaking in British Columbia
Building a House in Guatemala: The Gift of a Home
a fourteen-year-old from Seattle joins his cousins to help build a house for a needy person in Guatemala
Caring for the Rejected: Helping People Living with HIV/AIDS in Thailand
Natalie Lefevre shares her experience working with orphans and AIDS patients at the Camillian Social Center in Rayong, Thailand.

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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.
Dartmoor, England: Preserving an Ancient Man-Made Wilderness
Dartmoor, England: Preserving an ancient man-made wilderness.
Restoring Ancient French Castles
Linda Handiak describes a program restoring ancienet castles in Provence, France.
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A Homestay with the Aymara on Lake Titicaca
Peru: Lake Titicaca.Eva Riccozzi describes a homestay with the Aymara people on Lake Titicaca.
Hiking Along the Great Wall of China
Fiona Tunstall describes hiking along little known sections of the Great Wall of China.
Hiking to the Base of Mt. Everest
David Rich describes his journey to the base of Mt. Everest, explaining some of the dangers, including ice falls and altitude sickness, lukla to everest base camp
Volunteering for Relief Programs
Volunteering for Relief Programs
English Language Immersion in the Rolling Hills of Tuscany
English language immersion in the rolling hills of tuscany.
Desire, Los Cabos, Mexico: The World's Sexiest and Best Couples-Only Resort
Sex therapist and syndicated talk show host Sue McGarvie visits Desire Los Cabos, a couples-only resort in Mexico. - nude couples
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
Finding and Choosing an Alternative Travel Vacation
Finding and Choosing an Alternative Travel Vacation
Goa on Foot: A Trek to Remember
Mridula Dwivedi describes a family hike through the forests of Goa.
From Touring to Learning: Alternative Travel in Southeast Asia
From Touring to Learning: Alternative Travel in Southeast Asia

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