TRAVEL

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International Home Swaps: To Make an Omelet, Crack an Egg
The basic idea of a home exchange is that two people in different locations (sometimes on different continents, sometimes in the same county) swap their homes.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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VOLUNTEER TRAVEL

So, You Want to Volunteer Abroad?
Instead of traveling 5,000 miles to an exotic destination to stay in an American chain hotel, you join a volunteer army of international voluntary service workers. You sign up to work on a project of indisputable value, like building a school. And in just a week you garner rare insights into the previously unimaginable lives of Kenyan goat herders or Costa Rican grandmas.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2010
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Volunteer Travel — Travel and Volunteer Abroad
Ever regret not joining the Peace Corps? Well, you can travel the globe as a volunteer and deduct your expenses too! Stay for a month or a year. Instead of relaxing over breakfast at a luxury hotel, today’s baby boomers, are rolling up their shirtsleeves and volunteering their smarts and their services in places as far flung as Peru, China, India.
First published on
www.boomster.com, 2007
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6 Tips for Volunteer-Travelers
If you are thinking of volunteering abroad, here are some things you should look into beforehand.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2007
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ECO ADVENTURES

Water EcoTourism in Belgium’s High Fenland
Belgium is also home to a rare ecological wetland area.
First published on www.suite101.com, Sept. 30, 2006

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Combine Eco-Travel with Volunteering in Costa Rica
Costa Rica, a popular eco-tourist destination, is such a tiny nation (just 200 miles in length) that it’s easy to combine a few weeks of international volunteering with a good old-fashioned vacation. Here’s a brief run-down of how volunteers can combine ecotourism with service work in Costa Rica.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2010
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NEW YORK CITY

For Cheap Fun in Brooklyn, Take A Walking Tour
40 Minutes Exploring Brooklyn Heights.
First published on www.suite101.com, Sept. 30, 2010

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6 Ways to Really Discover Your New Neighborhood
Here are a half dozen smart ways to get to know your new neighborhood.
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Free Fun, A Walking Tour of Queens
Follow a rich historical trail of American history in Flushing, Queens. Visit the Bowne and Quaker Meeting Houses, Underground RR stops—and top it off with a fresh hot Chinese dumpling.
First published on www.suite101.com, Sept. 1, 2009
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Lamartine Place, Abolitionist “Slave Hideaways”
Explore NYC’s race relations’ history. Manhattan’s landmark Lamartine homes, including white female abolitionist Hopper Gibbons’, survived NY’s 1863 War Draft Riots.
First published on www.suite101.com, Oct 14, 2009
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ASIA

Ha Long Bay, in Vietnam’s Gulf of Tonkin
For some, the notion of going on vacation to Vietnam – and the Gulf of Tonkin, of all places! – may seem counterintuitive. After all, the very word “Vietnam” conjures up a kaleidoscope of memories: of the war, the social strife about the American military involvement in southeast Asia, violent public demonstrations and for some, tough personal choices.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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Travel to Australia with UNESCO As Your Guide
Travel in your mind to fascinating sites of rare marine life, ancient forests, and sites of ancient fossils in Australia.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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AFRICA

Travel to South Africa with UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites as Your Guide
Africa is so rich in natural, cultural, and historical attractions that first-time travelers might find it difficult to decide where to start.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Black History
Ghana’s Slave Trade Forts. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ghana’s slave forts are a graphic reminder of the African side of a journey forced on the ancestors of many contemporary African Americans.
First published on www.suite101.com, Sep 11, 2009
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So, You Want to Volunteer Abroad?
Instead of traveling 5,000 miles to an exotic destination to stay in an American chain hotel, you join a volunteer army of international voluntary service workers. You sign up to work on a project of indisputable value, like building a school. And in just a week you garner rare insights into the previously unimaginable lives of Kenyan goat herders or Costa Rican grandmas.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2010
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LATIN AMERICA

Travel to Havana: Legalities, Tips, and Festivals
More information on travel to Havana – including legalities, tips for your visit, and a list of the festivals.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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Cheap & Wonderful Places to Relocate: Costa Rica
If you’re thinking of retiring abroad, consider the beauty and affordability of Costa Rica.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2010
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Combine Eco-Travel with Volunteering in Costa Rica
Costa Rica, a popular eco-tourist destination, is such a tiny nation (just 200 miles in length) that it’s easy to combine a few weeks of international volunteering with a good old-fashioned vacation. Here’s a brief run-down of how volunteers can combine ecotourism with service work in Costa Rica.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2010
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Taking a Sabbatical in Buenos Aires
Ever thought about living abroad for a year? Here’s how to do it in Buenos Aires.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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EASTERN EUROPE

Travel to Europe Off the Beaten Track: Bulgaria
Despite the 2009’s recession’s impact on travel budgets, it’s still possible to visit extraordinary places in Europe by traveling outside of the London-Rome-Paris route, to interesting but cheaper destinations.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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Bulgaria Budget Trip to Ancient Sites, Black Sea
World Heritage Cave Paintings, Monastaries, Greek Acropolis-and Spas. Tourists can spend a cheap week enjoying Bulgaria’s historic sites, hotels and even try a Black Sea spa. Christian travelers love Rila Monastery and old church cave art.
First published on www.suite101.com, Oct 10, 2009
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NORTHERN EUROPE

Berlin, the Hottest Destination in Europe
This is the year to visit Berlin. We tell you all the top places to go there.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009

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What’s Inside the Louvre, Besides the Mona Lisa?
The Louvre’s a tourist must-see in Paris, a boggling trove of art. Find out about self-guided museum tours, what to wear, when it’s open (and free), and where to eat.
First published on www.suite101.com, Oct 25, 2009
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Offbeat Museums in Paris, Family Fun
In addition to the Louvre and Paris’ famous modern art museums, the City of Light has a dozen quirky, off-beat museums that are sure to make a family trip memorable fun.
First published on www.suite101.com, Oct 23, 2009
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Family Trip to Europe – How to “Do” the Museums
The museums in Paris, London and Rome are fabulous. So are the cathedrals. But kids often get bored. Here are some strategies for making museums fun on family vacations.
First published on www.suite101.com, Oct 24, 2009
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USA

Traveling North America with UNESCO as Your Guide
To visit the best of the best in the USA, see UNESCO ‘s designated sites.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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The “Other” Las Vegas
Things to Do If You’re Done Gambling: Weird and Wonderful Museums.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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The “Other” Las Vegas, Part 2
Things to Do If You’re Done Gambling: See Natural and Historic Wonders
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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Volunteering to Help Rebuild New Orleans
New Orleans still needs your help. Here’s how you can make a difference in the Big Easy.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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WORLD HERITAGE

Travel to Australia with UNESCO As Your Guide
Travel in your mind to fascinating sites of rare marine life, ancient forests, and sites of ancient fossils in Australia.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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Travel to Europe Off the Beaten Track: Bulgaria
Despite the 2009’s recession’s impact on travel budgets, it’s still possible to visit extraordinary places in Europe by traveling outside of the London-Rome-Paris route, to interesting but cheaper destinations.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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Travel to South Africa with UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites as Your Guide
Africa is so rich in natural, cultural, and historical attractions that first-time travelers might find it difficult to decide where to start.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009
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Traveling North America with UNESCO as Your Guide
To visit the best of the best in the USA, see UNESCO ‘s designated sites.
First published on www.boomster.com, 2009