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Top Five Volunteering Holidays

  • Tom Marvin
  • 28 March 2012

These days, people are looking for more from their holidays. Jaded by the mass-produced, identikit travel experiences pushed out by large corporations, they’ve tapped into a growing trend to give something back whilst away from home. And who can blame them? Travel is all about gaining new experiences, seeing new places and developing as a person. Volunteering during a holiday gives you all these opportunities.

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Where and How to Help Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region

  • Samantha Libby
  • 10 October 2011

When it’s summer, the tourist migration to the Mediterranean’s famed beaches is at its height. However, there’s an older guest who has lived here for the past 95 million years and needs our help: the marine turtle. Saving the marine turtle just may be one of the few things the international community can agree on these days, especially steps taken toward turtle conservation through tourism.

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Photo of the Week: Hawksbill Turtle in Ubatuba, Brazil

  • Elsie C. Orabona (image and text)
  • 10 January 2010

That’s a hawksbill turtle. With its namesake hawk-like bill, it is considered one of the most beautiful of the five marine turtle species encountered in Brazilian waters. It is a superb animal and can live more than 60 years. Unfortunately, already critically endangered, it will one day be extinct if people continue to kill them…

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Captivating Cape Verde

  • whl.travel
  • 10 June 2009

Cape Verde is a fascinating country – an amazing group of islands and mesh of cultures – located about 700km west of Senegal. Still relatively unknown to many travellers, Cape Verde has however been attracting more and more attention, especially from Europeans, who can reach it by plane in only four hours from Lisbon, Portugal. Other flights by TACV Cabo Verde Airlines now also arrive regularly from Africa and the Americas.

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