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Tourism Cares for Tomorrow's VolunTourism at Mount Vernon

National Tourism Week is slated to be a special time for giving back to the home of George Washington and the estate grounds which were devastated in 2003 by Hurricane Isabel. For more information, please review their Flier.


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Volunteer Vacations: Reward Travel has a whole new meaning

There is much to be learned as to why volunteer vacations are finding a niche in travelers' hearts. Story>>>

No Pampering Here

Barbara Wickens expresses her thoughts on volunteer vacations, but her opening line sure got my attention! Story>>>

Family Volunteer Vacations

Family Travel Network(R) gives a view of some of the organizations which accommodate families who enjoy giving back while traveling. Story>>>

Volunteer Vacations: Get away, pitch in, change the world

Susan Whaley tells us what she thinks are the rewards of giving back while traveling. Story>>>

LCS to Sponsor Fewer Volunteer Vacations

Financial shortfalls and increased competition cause challenges for Tufts University. (This is a VERY IMPOR-TANT article to review for those that offer VolunTourism experiences.) Story>>>


Beehive Building - The Hives are "Alive" on April 30

On April 30, 2005, sixty volunteers will assemble "beehive condos" for the women's beehive cooperative in Mexicali, Mexico. A mixed group of children, teens, and adults will spend the afternoon contributing to the financial and nutritional well being of the residents of Mexicali.

Each beehive that is built by participants will last from 5 to 10 years and provide between $1000 and $2000 worth of income for the women and their families during that time. Via sales of honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, candles, hand & facial creams, other skincare products, and baked goods and other consumables made with honey.

UCLA Alumni Association to Visit Los Niños

From May 12 - 15, 2005, Los Niños will host members of the UCLA Alumni Association in Tijuana, Mexico. Here is what one of the participants had to say in an interview prior to her departure.

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