The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426204593

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

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Features tourist destinations around the world with volunteer opportunities, ranging from delivering food to Haitian children and helping women start a business in Benin to performing socially conscious karaoke for Cambodian children.

The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426206194

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 7572

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Travel statistics say that baby boomers travel more than any other age group in America—and that an ever increasing number of them are looking for ways to spend their leisure time in substantial, meaningful ways. One especially fast-growing area of interest is the "experience-driven" or "wellness" vacation, a proactive approach based on the idea that true recreation involves positive engagement: acquiring a new skill or volunteering to share your own expertise; exercising your intellect or extending yourself in some creative, physical, or spiritual way. In response to such aspirations, this timely book showcases a broad range of the most life-enriching getaways in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with something for every taste and every interest. Here are programs dedicated to kayaking lessons, mountain biking, yoga instruction, and more. Perhaps you'd prefer to spend an arts and crafts holiday focused on a creative activity like cooking, painting, or woodworking. Imagine studying French in a Maine village, learning about nutrition at a historic North Carolina spa, or helping rebuild the devastated communities of the Gulf Coast. Weave a Navajo rug; make a film in New York; learn to surf in Mexico; or choose any of scores of other possibilities. Elegantly designed and packed with attractive and fun descriptions, detailed travel information, lists of unique activities, and special sidebars, this unusual resource tells you all you need to know to ensure that your next vacation won't just be time off—it will be time well spent.

The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426203446

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Travelers are showing a huge interest in the fast-growing sector known as "experiential" tourism—vacations that encompass heritage, culture, nature, ecology, and soft adventure. In the footsteps of the briskly selling The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life featuring North American destinations, our new title extends these ardent travelers’ sights to global scale. From helping to build a health clinic in Tanzania to learning massage in Thailand to aiding green turtle conservation in Belize, The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life is full of fun, meaningful, and memorable possibilities for today’s discerning traveler. The lively text irresistibly conveys the charm and excitement of each location and delivers solid, reliable travel-planning information. Abundant sidebars reveal little known local facts, nearby places to visit, lists of things to do, and more. Other books on the market address singular aspects of experiential vacations around the world (learning, volunteering, culinary). But none presents the best of all categories in one comprehensive guide—until now. The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life holds great appeal for travelers of many interests who want to make the most of their vacations. And, with its elegant packaging, this deluxe trade paperback will catch the attention of gift-shoppers as an inspired and attractive choice.

Volunteer Vacations

Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others

Author: Bill McMillon,Doug Cutchins,Anne Geissinger

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569765278

Category: Reference

Page: 464

View: 1916

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For the increasing number of people looking for ways to make a difference while on vacation, this fully updated edition is filled with in-depth information to get them ready for their adventure, including contacts, locations, costs, dates, project details, and profiles of 150 select organizations that run thousands of programs in the United States and around the world. Including new details about long-term projects and organizations specifically tailored for families, seniors, and people with disabilities, this definitive sourcebook provides a wealth of opportunities for anyone interested in taking a truly meaningful vacation and provides new anecdotes about all kinds of jobs and the positive impact they had on volunteers' lives.

The 100 Best Affordable Vacations

Author: Jane Wooldridge,Larry Bleiberg

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426207395

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 8475

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Even in a weakened economy, research shows interest in travel is still strong and this book provides 100 great ways to satisfy your wanderlust without breaking the bank. Like the other books in this popular series, The 100 Best Affordable Vacations to Enrich Your Life features out of the ordinary opportunities. They will just be less expensive, with some even free! Vacation categories include Classic Americana; Learning Vacations; Wilderness Trips; and Mind, Body, and Soul themed getaways. With this mix, there are lots of creative ideas and appealing destinations for everybody, whatever their interests, schedule, or budget. This book also offers profiles of inspirational travelers, as well as fun, lively sidebars about off-season travel, how to be a traveler and not a tourist, and more.

Volunteer

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010015

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 2294

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Are you looking for a more meaningful travel experience? Do you want to give back to the communities you visit, make a genuine connection with locals, meet like-minded travellers and build your skills? International volunteering opens up all these opportunities and this book has all the advice you need to get there. Much more than just a resource directory, Volunteer is packed with invaluable information and full-colour inspiration to get you planning your perfect short- or long-term volunteer experience anywhere in the world. Whether it's monitoring sea turtles in Greece, helping set up handicraft businesses in Ghana or building community centres in Guatemala, you'll find amazing opportunities in this fully updated, comprehensive new edition. Written by passionate, well-travelled Lonely Planet writers advised by a team of experts in the field, this user-friendly guide promises to make your plans a reality. Chapters include: 1. International volunteering: an overview 2. Choosing your volunteer experience 3. The practicalities 4. Tying up loose ends 5. Organised volunteer programmes 6. Structured and self-funding volunteer programmes 7. Religious organisations 8. Do-it-yourself volunteer placements 9. Coming home 10. Starting your own charitable project About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die

A Traveler's Guide

Author: Nola Lee Kelsey

Publisher: Dogs Eye View Press

ISBN: 9780982549483

Category: Social Science

Page: 473

View: 2023

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Offering the most diverse listing of global volunteer projects available, this definitive guidebook on “voluntourism” includes tips from industry leaders, advice from renowned travel writers and serial volunteers, and coverage of issues facing volunteer travelers. Along with detailed project descriptions of more than 750 global philanthropic travel opportunities, this guide also provides an extensive index of projects comparable at a glance by skill, region, and type of travel. A unique introduction to awe-inspiring possibilities, it presents options and inspirations for every style of traveler: budget, families, teens, humanitarian, wildlife, education, conservation, builders, and business.

Frommer's 500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference

Author: Andrew Mersmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470160616

Category: Travel

Page: 480

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Make a Profound Difference in How You Travel This guidebook leads you to places around the globe where you can serve communities while exploring them in a unique, connected way. From caring for orphans in Delhi, India, to teaching English on the beaches of Salvador, Brazil, to tracking dolphins in Oahu, Hawaii, or building a school in Madagascar, you'll find an adventure that matches your interests and lets you see your destination with new eyes. The book will inspire you with both short- and long-term travel choices, while giving you accurate pricing, trip provider contact information, suggestions on nearby sites to visit, and advice on how to pick the right trip for you. See the World in Extraordinary Ways Care for baby elephants in Sri Lanka Restore a medieval village in Tuscany, Italy Work with scientists inside the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Live with the Maasai people in Kenya Teach swimming to children in Fiji Study mammoth bones in South Dakota

Volunteer

A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World

Author: Lonely Planet Publications,Lonely Planet,Charlotte Hindle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743216897

Category: Travel

Page: 271

View: 1986

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Presents a travel guide for individuals who want to make a difference in the world, describing a wide variety of global volunteer opportunities with advice on organizations, locations, travel arrangements, packing, and adjustment to the volunteer experience.

My Father, the Captain

My Life with Jacques Cousteau

Author: Jean-Michel Cousteau,Daniel Paisner

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 9939

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Provides a look at the challenging father-son relationship and recounts the life and career of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau.

The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426206194

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 2715

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Travel statistics say that baby boomers travel more than any other age group in America—and that an ever increasing number of them are looking for ways to spend their leisure time in substantial, meaningful ways. One especially fast-growing area of interest is the "experience-driven" or "wellness" vacation, a proactive approach based on the idea that true recreation involves positive engagement: acquiring a new skill or volunteering to share your own expertise; exercising your intellect or extending yourself in some creative, physical, or spiritual way. In response to such aspirations, this timely book showcases a broad range of the most life-enriching getaways in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with something for every taste and every interest. Here are programs dedicated to kayaking lessons, mountain biking, yoga instruction, and more. Perhaps you'd prefer to spend an arts and crafts holiday focused on a creative activity like cooking, painting, or woodworking. Imagine studying French in a Maine village, learning about nutrition at a historic North Carolina spa, or helping rebuild the devastated communities of the Gulf Coast. Weave a Navajo rug; make a film in New York; learn to surf in Mexico; or choose any of scores of other possibilities. Elegantly designed and packed with attractive and fun descriptions, detailed travel information, lists of unique activities, and special sidebars, this unusual resource tells you all you need to know to ensure that your next vacation won't just be time off—it will be time well spent.

Immersion Travel USA

The Best and Most Meaningful Volunteering, Living, and Learning Excursions

Author: Sheryl Kayne

Publisher: Countryman Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 996

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Awarded the 2009 Silver Medal in the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation's annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition: the first and only travel book devoted solely to immersion travel—volunteering, living, and learning trips within the United States! This book will absolutely changes lives and the way you think about travel in the United States. Designed to be a resource and idea book, this guide provides practical information about immersion travel; special considerations and costs; how to plan and take vacations, sabbaticals, side trips, and more. There are chapters filled with candid, warm stories from travelers who have been there, done that. It's exciting to visit a national park, but it's a lifetime experience to live inside one for an extended amount of time. Help others and enjoy yourself by biking and building homes across the country. Learn the fine art of making an authentic Windsor chair. Work as a caretaker and live in a lighthouse. Care about returning the wolf to its natural habitat. Play in the High Sierra Mountains backpacking and camping.

Anywhere Travel Guide

75 Prompts for Discovering the Unexpected, Wherever Your Journey Leads

Author: Magda Lipka Falck

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452137994

Category: Self-Help

Page: 75

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A creative travel guide for anywhere, this handy ebook includes 75 pages to inspire exploration. With a unique mix of concrete actions and whimsical prompts—from "Ask the next person you meet where his/her favorite street is. Go there" to "Write down what you like about this city on a small piece of paper. Leave it where someone else will find it later"—Anywhere encourages users to see things differently while discovering both new and familiar places.

Explore the Cosmos like Neil deGrasse Tyson

A Space Science Journey

Author: CAP Saucier

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 163388015X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 177

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This introduction to space science for children uses the story of Neil deGrasse Tyson's life and career to frame the journey. Catch the thrill of the cosmos and space science through the life of Neil deGrasse Tyson—the popular astrophysicist, science communicator, and host of FOX-TV’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. In language neither too simple nor overly technical, author CAP Saucier interweaves up-to-date information about the universe and the science of astrophysics with a biographical portrait of the famous astrophysicist. Quotes from Tyson appear throughout each chapter, personalizing the science. Illustrated with striking images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the story of one man's successful life in space science may inspire kids to follow a similar path. As Tyson makes clear, there is still much to do for future space scientists: diverting asteroids, unraveling the mystery of dark matter, finding life elsewhere in the universe, and more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Citizens of the Sea

Wonderous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life

Author: Nancy Knowlton

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206436

Category: Nature

Page: 209

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"The incredible variety of marine life--in numbers, body form, behavior, and more--is at the heart of Citizens of the Sea, an irresistible plunge into the surprising world beneath the waves."-from inside cover.

Jumpstart Your Metabolism

How To Lose Weight By Changing The Way You Breathe

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451611489

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 9437

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If you've tried every conceivable combination of diet and exercise and still can't shed those extra pounds, then perhaps you haven't discovered the hidden key to weight loss -- proper breathing. By increasing the amount of oxygen you take in, you can help your body do a more efficient job of releasing hydrogen, the chief culprit in the storage of excess fat. And you'll be amazed at the benefits of learning to breathe the right way: Reset your body's metabolism to burn calories more efficiently Lose weight without complicated food restrictions or rigid exercise schedules Feel more energized and less stressed Breathing coach Pam Grout will show you how with thirteen "energy cocktails," simple but powerful breathing exercises that you can incorporate into your daily routine, whether you're at your desk, in your car, standing in line, watching TV -- nearly anywhere, anytime. Easy to learn and fun to do, the program in Jumpstart Your Metabolism will help you jumpstart the rest of your life!

Mind Reader

Unlocking the Power of Your Mind to Get What You Want

Author: Lior Suchard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062087398

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 399

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Renowned mentalist Lior Suchard has mystified audiences all over the world with demonstrations of his phenomenal gifts of mind reading, thought influencing, and telekinesis. In Mind Reader, Suchard celebrates the extraordinary capacity of the mind and shares secrets from his own performances and life stories, as well as from psychological studies. His creativity-boosting techniques enable readers to embrace their inner mentalist—and harness untapped mental powers to create positive change in their day-to-day life. Filled with illusions, riddles, puzzles, and practical tips, Mind Reader will help you unlock the hidden powers of your own mind.

The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People

What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It

Author: David Niven, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061739286

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Scientists and academics have spent entire careers investigating what makes people happy. But hidden in obscure scholarly journals and reports, their research is all too often inaccessible to ordinary people. Now the bestselling author of the 100 Simple Secrets series distills the scientific findings of over a thousand of the most important studies on happiness into easy-to-digest nuggets of advice. Each of the hundred practices is illustrated with a clear example and illuminated by a straightforward explanation of the science behind it to show you how to transform a ho-hum existence into a full and happy life. Believe in yourself: Across all ages, and all groups, a solid belief in one's own abilities increases life satisfaction by about 40 percent, and makes us happier both in our home lives and in our work lives. Turn off your TV: Watching too much TV can triple our hunger for more possessions, while reducing our personal contentment by about 5 percent for every hour a day we watch.

Ten Questions: A Sociological Perspective

Author: Joel M. Charon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713440

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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A perfect alternative to the traditional introductory sociology text, TEN QUESTIONS: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, Eighth Edition, employs a unique approach to introducing and examining sociological principles. The text poses and answers questions that pique student interest, such as: What does it mean to be human? Are human beings free? Why is there misery in the world? The book examines the philosophies of classical sociologists such as Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Mead, and Berger, and looks at how the field of sociology has approached these questions over the past 150 years. Thoroughly updated, the Eighth Edition includes such new real-world examples as the political revolution in Egypt and the Tea Party movement as illustrations of social conflict; and intriguing new discussions of how individuals can affect society, inequality and social stratification, and many other topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Art & Soul, Reloaded

A Yearlong Apprenticeship for Summoning the Muses and Reclaiming Your Bold, Audacious, Creative Side

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401949878

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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With her trademark humor, enthusiasm, and no-nonsense guidance, #1 New York Times best-selling author of E-Squared Pam Grout invites you on a yearlong “apprenticeship” to recognize and unleash your innate creativity.

Making art does not necessarily mean painting a gallery-worthy still life or belting out a Grammy-winning song. It simply means finding a way to give your inner muse a voice in this world. Sure, there’s drawing, dancing, singing, and writing. But there’s also art to be made from creating your own pair of angel wings or inventing a new toy or curating your own at-home film festival.

Each week features a project of self-examination, an inspirational message, a real-world example of a celebrity who has addressed similar obstacles, and three zany activities to awaken your infinite creativity.

It’s time to declare the beat of your own drum.