Volunteer

Our Commitment to Ethical Volunteering & Tourism

person_outline Jürgen Himmelmann
Jul 9, 2018
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I, and the entire company, were upset to hear through a media mention in New Zealand that one of our travellers was disappointed in a recent trip to volunteer with Orangutans in Malaysia which fell short of the amazing experiences we strive to provide and, to make matters worse, that the follow up was overlooked due to an internal change over in staff.

For every single one of our customers we send overseas each year, we strive to maintain an above average customer satisfaction rating. We endeavour to not only provide our customers with life-changing travel experiences where they can live, breathe and become a part of a new culture abroad - but to make lasting, meaningful impacts to great causes along the way.

Volunteer

The Pros & Cons of Volunteering Abroad

person_outline Sophie Grove
Jul 3, 2018
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Gone are the days when Greenpeace was your only option of a decent volunteer experience. Today, it’s easier than ever to find well run, organised programs. However, while it is an admirable task, it’s worth discussing the potential pitfalls and the positives before you dive in. After all, the better you understand the risks and rewards, the better prepared you’ll be! Here are the pros and cons of volunteering abroad.

Travel Advice

Cultural Mistakes You Should Avoid in Southeast Asia

person_outline Tommy Walker
Jul 3, 2018
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In recent years it’s no secret that Southeast Asia has become one of the world’s major tourist destinations. With rich cultural identities, lush verdant jungles, out-of-this-world cuisine, paradisiac beaches and exotic wildlife, Southeast Asian region never needs a hard sell... Yet in Southeast Asia, made up of 11 countries, there are many laws and customs you should be very aware of. It’s all good going on holiday and being completely carefree, but in this part of the world, the nations that make up the region have strong cultural and religious identities that you should respect.

Destination Reviews

Global Destination Reviews: China Checklist

person_outline Sophie Grove
Jul 3, 2018
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At 9,596,960 square kms, China is huge. It’s just behind Russia, Canada and the US in terms of size. With its thriving population of over 1.4 billion people, and its thousand-year-old traditions there is so much to see and do in China. Come with as we explore one of the four great ancient civilizations and some of the world’s greatest treasures with our China Checklist.  

Destination Reviews

Global Destination Reviews: Singapore

person_outline Floor Noordanus
Jul 3, 2018
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Looking for the next destination to explore? Put the country of the future on your list! Singapore is a fairy-tale like, spotless and sophisticated country located on the continent of Asia. Oddly enough, Singapore is an island, a country and a capital city. There is something unique about seeing an ultramodern city with astonishing man-made attractions that also has so much greenery. An atmosphere that simply can’t be put into words, a dynastic city that oozes charm out of its multiculturalism and soaring skyscrapers. Find out what this awesome city has to offer!

Global Recommends...

12 Must See Music Festivals Around the World

person_outline Sophie Grove
Jul 2, 2018
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The psychedelic 60’s will forever be remembered as the era of Woodstock - the first model of a major music festival. But we’ve come a long way since then, with a festival for just about everyone.

Travel Advice

9 Tips for Solo Travellers

person_outline Sophie Grove
Jun 28, 2018
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News flash: Travelling solo doesn’t mean being alone! It's a sense of freedom, a time for you to discover yourself and it’s easier than you think. Ask anyone who has travelled solo and they’ll tell you what a one-of-a-kind-experience it was. Sure it comes with its downfalls - You can feel like you’re on top of the world one minute, and the next can remind you that you’re a tiny speck swallowed up in it all. But that’s all part of the journey! Here are 9 things all solo travellers must do to travel alone, but not be lonely!

Travel Advice

A Quick Guide to the Second Year Working Holiday Visa in Australia

person_outline Sophie Grove
Jun 25, 2018
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So you’ve come down under for a Working Holiday, fallen in love with Oz and now you want to stay longer? We don’t blame you. The good news is that you might be eligible for a second visa. But you will have to meet certain conditions first. Here’s our step by step guide on the Second Year Working Holiday Visa in Australia. From specific jobs to regional work and how to apply.

Destination Reviews

Global Destination Reviews: The Netherlands

person_outline Floor Noordanus
Jun 21, 2018
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‘Coffee’ shops, the best cheese in the world, canals, red light district... Ring any bells? Hop on a bike and discover The Netherlands with us! This Western European country might be small but it actually has a lot of things on offer to do & see. The famous and funky capital Amsterdam rightfully attracts many tourists every year (and in case you’ve been living under a rock, many tourists go to visit legal marijuana shops called “coffee” shops and the ‘Red light District’), but there is so much more to the country than that! Here are some of the best places in Holland to make sure that you don’t miss out.