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Planning a Family Trip: How to Get Kids Involved

Taking a family trip offers an exciting opportunity for bonding, learning, and exploring a new place together. Involving everyone in the trip-planning process is just as important as involving everyone in the trip itself, and that includes the kids! Children may have varying levels of interest in the idea of “trip planning.” But they’re sure to become enthusiastic … Continued

7 Travel Photography Tips for Photographing Other Cultures

Photography is a big part of travel these days. Everyone wants to capture their awe-inspiring travel experiences to share with friends and family back home. Thanks to social media, we can do so almost instantly (depending on the availability of wifi). While it’s great that the proliferation of stories and photos can spread so quickly and … Continued

Celebrate World Elephant Day with 20 Fascinating Facts About Elephants

With their enormous, lumbering bodies; their kind, thoughtful eyes; and those long, silly trunks, elephants are skilled at capturing our hearts and imaginations. People around the world adore elephants. Yet humans are persistently the most harmful threat to the largest land mammals on Earth. August 12 is World Elephant Day— a chance to celebrate elephants and bring … Continued

Why Volunteer Service is Vital to NGOs

If you’ve ever wondered how much of an impact you can really have with your volunteer service, consider how vital those roles are to NGOs. “NGO” is short for “non-governmental organization,” and the label applies to any non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group. These are organizations specifically designed to work on helping people, animals, and the planet as … Continued

7 Benefits of Immersive Travel Experiences

We travel to discover new things — about ourselves and about the world around us. Immersive travel allows us to dive headfirst into the experiences that allow us to do just that, and so much more. While some travel styles involve dipping a toe in the pool of a new culture, immersive travel means just what … Continued

7 Things To Do In Bali

The mention of Bali evokes images of white sand beaches and clear blue water. It’s true: This tiny island is a tropical paradise. But it’s not just for travelers looking to plop their lounge chair in the sand and drift away to the sound of lapping waves. There are myriad different things to do in Bali. Bali has something … Continued

What to do in Costa Rica with Kids

  What to do in Costa Rica with Kids If happy is the way you like your family holidays, then Costa Rica—an annual inclusion in lists of the world’s happiest countries— might be the perfect place for the next one. But it’s not just smiles your kids will be wearing: They’ll need to pack their swimsuits, … Continued