Africa


While the tropical beach destinations and theme park vacations are standard for many, there are so many other unique trip opportunities around the world that you could be missing out on. Although they may not be the perfect choice for everyone, I’ve compiled a list of a few alternative vacation destinations that will keep things interesting for your next trip and are sure to leave a memorable...

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Can you believe 2014 is already coming to an end?! This year really flew by. One year ago I was preparing to depart for my volunteer program in Livingstone, Zambia. December 2013 marked my first Christmas away from home, making it an extra special holiday season! Something about doing the same thing every Christmas really struck me. Sure, it’s important to spend time with family...

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Sending a shoutout to African Impact on this very special day as they celebrate 10 years of leadership and innovation in responsible volunteer travel! In honor of their 10th anniversary, African Impact has launched an initiative called Beyond the Roots, where volunteers and staff will create 10 food gardens in different locations across Africa. These gardens will have long lasting impacts by continuing to provide...

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I recently put together this video as a memento of my time in Zambia, and to give others a small glimpse into how I spent my holidays. For more on my experiences volunteering check out my previous blog posts. Enjoy! Questions about Zambia or interested in more information on how you can volunteer abroad? Let me know in the comments and I will be sure to follow up...

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A few months ago I returned from Zambia on a volunteer teaching program. I went there to teach kids in the community. But I came back home with the discovery that not only did I teach them, but they taught me. Many of us are so concerned about having the newest car, the latest technology, or the biggest house. In reality, none of these material things...

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You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. Just 2 weeks later and Africa is already behind me. My time there went by so quickly, but the memories will stick with me forever. I will never forget the way the kids’ faces would light up when given a ball to play with or the first time...

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Our last day in Livingstone arrived so quickly, but we definitely made the most of it. We started out the day by visiting the Curio Market. Thinking about it in terms of US$, the prices were cheap regardless so it was a lot of fun to bargain with the shop owners. I bought a lot of cool gifts and handmade crafts. We returned back to...

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The morning involved waking up at 5 am and cleaning the mud off our feet with the muddy puddles of water. Good enough for the day! We had a cold breakfast to have something in our stomachs and ventured off to our first game drive at Chobe National Park. The first game drive was a bit chilly since it was so early in the morning,...

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Continuing on with Friday’s journey, we packed up the car and headed to Botswana! We would be going on a boat cruise in the evening, camping out overnight, and going on two game drives the next day before heading back to the volunteer house. Crossing the border into Botswana was interesting to say the least. We got randomly stopped a few different times on our...

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