The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life

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National Geographic Books, May 19, 2009 - Travel - 288 pages
Travel industry experts report that more and more people are combining vacations with volunteer work—the growing phenomenon called "voluntourism." Professionals predict this will be a key growth area for years to come; the voluntourists themselves find it a rewarding activity, good for body and soul.

And nobody provides such a fun, inviting overview of the possibilities as savvy travel writer Pam Grout in the latest title in our 100 Best Vacations series. With its elegant two-color design, playful cover, and winningly positive goal, it’s a travel guide with heart, inexpensive yet inspiring—an ideal gift book for people who care to share.

From building houses in Appalachia to saving sea turtles in Costa Rica to teaching English in Thailand, this book is a rich resource of ways to use your skills to help out the world and reap some lasting benefits yourself. Like its two predecessors, it includes an engagingly descriptive menu of choices for tastes and talents of all kinds, along with detailed specifics to turn good intentions into satisfying reality. Throughout, sidebars describe nearby places to visit, little-known facts, and more, providing depth and variety, while a comprehensive resource listing gives additional information about the different organizations offering volunteer vacations.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION PAGE
8
CHAPTER
57
CHAPTER THREE
95
CHAPTER FOUR
135
CHAPTER FIVE
159
CHAPTER
201
CHAPTER SEVEN
243
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS PAGE
274
INDEX PAGE
281
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Pam Grout is the author of 14 books, including The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life and The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life.

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