Top 5 Free and Unique Volunteer Opportunities Worldwide

There is something truly beautiful that all of us can bring to this world – whether it be the simply human, warm feeling of a hug you give to the little girl in the Bulgarian orphanage that never knew her parents, the smile of deep heartfelt gratitude on a mother’s face in Africa, who now can feel safe knowing that her child has something as basic as clean drinking water, or the little boy in the Tibetan community of India, whose heart and eyes light up with hope of the opportunity for a better life from the English lessons you are giving him. Even something that seems like such a small amount of help to you, can be such a huge sigh of relief for those who aren’t used to having anyone care about their plight.

We are so lucky in many parts of the world to have most of our basics covered, we can sometimes forget the suffering in other places. When we connect our will to our hearts and understanding of what is right, we can really find the inner strength and willpower to make our world a place with less suffering and more opportunities for everyone. I am a firm believer of this.

Today there are many, many genuinely free volunteer opportunities and organisations that let you do good for the world without lining the pockets of Wall Street executives.
I have separated them into four areas – Africa, Asia, Latin America, and worldwide. Read on to find the opportunity that is right for you.

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Top 5 Unique Tricks for Flying Cheap for the Hardcore Budget Traveler

How hardcore of a budget traveler are you? If you are kind of interested in saving some money then this post is not for you – but if you would do almost ANYTHING to save some cash, so that you can fly cheap and travel as long as possible – then you’ve come to the right place!

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Top 30 Unique Ways to Save Enough Money for your Dream Trip Today

Most people believe that their dream trip is unaffordable. The thing is, travel agencies don’t want you to know about the awesomely cheap places because they want to make top dollar off of you. It’s a lie, it’s unfair and it’s a ridiculous situation that stops many people from traveling. Read on to see step by step how you can make your dream trip a reality.

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Updated Top 5 Awesome Travel Jobs to Help You Travel Forever

5 Selling Your Travel Photos Online

Ever thought about how awesome your travel photos are? Why not sell some of them online to help fund your travels? There are many companies

like Dreamstime which accept amateur photographs (minimum of 3 megapixels) and sell them to companies that design magazines and websites

and then share the profits with you. The better they are and the sooner you submit them, the more cash you will make! Easy and fun!

Top 5 Unique Tricks for Flying Cheap for the Hardcore Budget Traveler

How hardcore of a budget traveler are you? If you are kind of interested in saving some money then this post is not for you – but if you would do almost ANYTHING to save some cash, so that you can travel as long as possible – then you’ve come to the right place.

1) Open your mind and stop doing what everyone else is doing. You will need an open mind to try out the following tips.

The Island of Crete, Greece. Notice the pink sand right at the water’s edge. The pink sand of Elafonissi is as beautiful as it is unique. It is forbidden to remove it from the beach, but sadly there are people who do it anyway…(seriously, what are people thinking?)

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2) Clothes  We all know how cheap it is to fly with airlines like Ryan air etc, but they charge insane amounts for checking in some luggage. If you really want to save some money on this, think about wearing as many layers of clothing as possible to the airport. Once you are on the plane, you can take them off – and if you are smart – you can bring a flexible material made bag that is only as big as what you put in it – small enough to pass the budget airline’s strict carry on luggage policy and then flexible enough to grow when you need to put your clothes in it after getting on the plane. Another option is to wear a jacket with many pockets where you can store your items.

Island of Crete, Greece.

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Top 10 Most Spectacular Holiday Islands in the world

These islands are known for having the most amazing vibes and atmosphere on Earth.

 

10. Zakynthos, Greece

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9.Ikaria, Greece

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8.  Satorini, Greece

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7.  Crete, Greece

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6. Lesbos, Greece

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5. Phuket, Thailand

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4.  Hawaii, USA

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3.  Ios, Greece

 

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2.  Hios / Chios, Greece

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1.  Anguilla, Caribbean Islands

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Top 10 WOW Travel Destinations on Earth

1. Phuket, Thailand

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2.Mykonos, Greece

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3.Santorini, Greece

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4.Zakynthos, Greece

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5.Rome, Italy

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6.Shanghai, China

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7.Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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8.Istanbul, Turkey

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9.New York, USA

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10.Belgrade, Serbia

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Top 5 Party Hostels in Asia

As winter approaches in Europe, it’s time to move our focus to where the party hostels with the most juice are now at – Asia. We’ve tasted the sweet, the nasty and everything in between in terms of party hostels and now we’re going to share it all with you.

 #5 Phuket Patong Beach, Thailand – Cheap Charlie’s Rooftop Beach Bar and Backpacker Lodge

“Oii! The party’s in here”
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Possibly the island that “The Beach” film made famous ( no one knows for sure), this island and this party hostel have become party central. The party starts early with the flirty girls behind the bar and the open atmosphere that makes even the most frigid loosen up and have a good time.

 

#4 Bangkok, Thailand – NapPark Hostel

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This city deserves to be in the top 5 purely for its name alone. The fact that is has amazing party hostels throughout the city help, but none of the party hostels can outdo this one – the atmosphere in Nappark is electric. People are here to have fun and it is only 2 minutes from the infamous Khao San party district (see above).

 

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LATEST UPDATE The 5 Most Liberating Party Destinations on Earth from the Love Sex and Backpacking on the cheap blog

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When it comes to backpacking, most of us (not just men) have one thing on our mind as a definite on our ‘to do list’ – and I don’t just mean encountering new cultures.

With the help of a good friend, who I’d refer to as a backpacker in the truest sense of the word, who has been traveling the world for several years, I have compiled a list of the 5 Most Liberating Party Destinations on Earth.

Here they are:

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Top 5 Safety Tips Americans and other Westerners need to know NOW before traveling to a third world country.

When traveling / backpacking, it is important to note that not all third world countries have the same dangers to watch out for, but here are some that apply to most.

5) PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL BOUNDARIES

Severe poverty can bring out real desperation in people, which means that in the poorer countries, people will push you as much as you let them. It is important to not allow yourself to overly react to these people, even tho it may seem your only choice when beggars come up to you repeatedly or follow you non stop. I had this experience in Egypt when I was there for a month, I became extremely cynical towards the locals and it ruined my experience.

I’ve found the better option is to..

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The 5 Most Liberating Party Destinations on Earth from the Love Sex and Backpacking on the cheap blog

When it comes to backpacking, most of us (not just men) have one thing
on our mind as a definite on our ‘to do list’ – and I don’t just mean
encountering new cultures.

With the help of a good friend, who I’d refer to as a backpacker in the truest sense of the word, who has been traveling the world for several years, I have compiled a list of the 5 Most Liberating Party Destinations on Earth.

Here they are:

5. Carnival, Rio De Janeiro


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If you haven’t heard of this Carnivale’, you are more than likely living in a cave.

This is the world’s most sensuous, vibrant, pulsating party on the planet.

Get ready to explode with joy and music as you move your body to the sensuous vibes
of Samba!

No one does sex appeal like the South Americans!

Although it is not so cheap to fly here, once you get to South America you’ll find it much more affordable and suitable for backpackers / travelers on a budget than Europe or the US etc.

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