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Volume 6 Issue 1 Highlights




So, You Want To Be A Voluntourist?

Lily Morrissey, for Just Focus in New Zealand, asks a very important question; but, she doesn't stop there. She adds her own commentary and some articles to make one sit with the question. Post>>

Voluntourism Could Be Haiti's Only Hope

Joe Pike, for TravelAgentCentral.com, got our attention with his comments about voluntourism in Haiti. Post>>

Volunteerism vs Voluntourism: Are They Synonymous?

Gretchen, for TravelBlogs.com, stirred the emotions of her interviewees and received quite a mixture of responses, as you might imagine. Post>>

Humanitarian Honeymoons: Voluntourism Is The New Trend

From the ladies at Project Wedding comes this item offering suggestions on how honeymoon couples can make a contribution following the 'big day.' Post>>

Voluntourism: Just A Fad Or Here To Stay?

Shadia Garrison, Philanthropy Editor for The Lost Girls, inked a short post to answer this question. Somehow she managed to get Lady GaGa into the mix - go figure. Post>>

VolunTourism: A New Way To Give From The Heart

Elle Fredin, for Hub Pages, offers a lengthy review of the resources available to 'would-be' voluntourists who may have been motivated by the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Post>>

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National & International Media

Haiti Quake Sparks Interest In Voluntourism

Haiti was the topic of many, many articles throughout the world over the first quarter of 2010. Jim Kavanagh, for CNN.com, generated this piece. Article>>

Volunteer Vacations: How to be of service while you travel - - and not get swindled in the process

That's right. You read Sandy Stonesifer's byline correctly. In her piece for Slate.com, she used the word 'swindled' in reference to voluntourism. Article>>

Take The Voluntourism Plunge

Reb Stevenson, for CANWest News Service, inked his interview with Craig Kielburger, founder of Free The Children. Article>>

A Lazy Leap Forward

Jane E. Fraser, for The Sydney Morning Herald, gives us something to think about in her byline: 'All the hard work has been taken out of charitable tourism.' Article>>

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