When Sherrill started travelling in her sixties she found volunteering to be her main source of lodging, food, and new friends. Chris quit a job with STA Travel for a life on the road, working as a surf instructor in Ecuador and appearing in a nudist movie, while Leif worked aboard a Caribbean sailing yacht. They are just some of the 168 travellers we have listed in our updated Workers of the World Profiles in the Jobs Abroad Bulletin.
A smart watch arouses the primitive part of the brain that drove our ancestors to want a better stone tool and create civilisation.
This can be an emotive topic so if you don’t smoke, don’t like smoking, and you do not need help with giving up smoking, this short post and infographic aren’t for you.
We could have had to take an inconvenient detour and add time to an already long journey to the Laos border had we not taken photos of these timetables at Kanchanaburi bus station. Hopefully, they will be helpful to anyone getting else looking to get a bus from Kanchanaburi.
We spotted this sign when we arrived at Kanchanaburi bus station and thought it might be useful for anyone searching in advance for the bus times to Erawan, or from Erawan to Kanchanaburi.
Generator’s Summer of Festivals is back for a second year. They are offering the chance to win a job as their Summer of Festivals Reporter and spend the summer travelling around Europe covering music festivals and documenting them on Generator’s blog and social channels.
Described as a crash course in reality, a ‘how to’ guide for breaking free and becoming successful, the four day camp is aimed at young entrepreneurs and held each summer beside a lake in Trakai, Lithiania.
Last week we linked to an article in the Telegraph that reported that in Britain the heyday of the gap year is behind us. However in the USA the idea of taking a year out from work or study is still seen as a little suspect, un-American even.
This past week is traditionally when the mainstream media in the UK pays attention to gap years. Students receive their exam results and start deciding which universities to attend or whether to defer for a year and take a gap year.
The Safari Park Volunteer Initiative where we spent a few days last year helping out as volunteers has begun a new programme focused on training the adolescent lions, tigers and leopards in its care.