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  • Wow!

    Travel Journal from Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica | Sat Apr 20, 2013

    I am officially going to Costa Rica this summer (2013)! I can't wait.

    katiemonarch
    Costa Rica trip

  • Leaving for Belize tomorrow

    Travel Journal from Belize Belize City, Belize | Thu Apr 18, 2013

    I am leaving for Belize tomorrow evening and I am so excited. Teaching music overseas is a life dream of mine and I can't believe it is coming true! I am so thankful for this opportunity. I know the trip will be great, and I can't wait to get started! Emily 

    EmilyWilkerson
    One day 'till Belize

  • Blog 2 of My Thai Adventure

    Travel Journal from Thailand Surin, Thailand | Sat Mar 20, 2021

    So, My Thai Adventure has well and truly begun. It has taken a couple of weeks for this, my first  blog (coming to you from my new Nexus 7) as it's taken a while to find my feet - which are horribly swollen. Water retention or burrowing worms, I'm not sure which. Daily life as part of the Surin Project (www.surinproject.org) is everything I expected from working as a volunteer and …

    SuzyPowell
    My Thai Adventure begins

  • Visa Issue

    Travel Journal from United States Pennsylvania, United States | Sun Jan 20, 2013

    Getting ready for Peru, all pumped up just have to get my visitor visa now!

    LincolnHe
    Jan 20th

  • T minus 5 days...

    Travel Journal from Canada Vancouver, Canada | Mon Oct 29, 2012

    Not too much to say yet - I am just in the final few days before this trip to Africa. I booked this way back in the spring and can't believe how fast time went by! I think I am ready... I know a lot of you are old hat at this kind of travel but it's sort of a big huge first for me so I must say, a …

    AndreaScheffler
    The Mozambique Experience

Travel Articles

  • Check Out These Great Blogs and Websites Before you Travel!

    Tue May 24, 2011

    If you’re looking for some inspiring travel sites to browse through on the net before you head off for your volunteer project, why not check out some of our favourites below and get lost in the cacophony of news sites, travel updates, blogs and much more! Wanderlust http://www.wanderlust.co.u…  Read More

  • Travel Tips for the Philippines: Part 2

    Thu May 19, 2011

    For the second part of my travel tips for the Philippines I just want to let you know about some of the trips you can take if have a long weekend or a little longer to spare. I firstly want to start by talking about my favourite place in the Philippines.  It’s not that close to Tacloban …  Read More

  • Travel Tips for the Philippines: Part 1

    Thu May 19, 2011

    During the passed three years of my life I have spent one and a half of these living in the Philippines.  I started by doing a six month stint as a volunteer, then, after a year travelling around Australia, a few months travelling Asia and a little bit of time back in the UK, I returned to the…  Read More

  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Volunteered

    Mon May 16, 2011

    Do your research into the country that you’re travelling to... For many this will be the first thing on your To Do list, but make sure you know the area that you are going too. It is all well and good looking at the country as a whole and the big tourist attractions or amazing places to visit…  Read More


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    Advice and Tips for the Philippines

    This is to provide inside tips about travelling around the Philippines.

    Topic Money in the Philippines

    Started by kayaadvisor, 0 Reply

    To all those travelling to the Philippines let me just tell you that as soon as possible change one of your P500 or P1000 notes and get some 20, 50 and 100 Peso notes. Try and do this before you get a taxi for example because many taxi drivers will say they do not have change and you will end up paying far too much for your taxi ride. Also, when travelling by taxi always use a metre taxi and make sure that they switch it on so you don't get ripped off!

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