Travel and Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

Travel is the motion of individuals between different geographical locations. Travel can be undertaken by foot, car, bicycle, plane, train, bus, boat or other means, with luggage or no luggage, and is one-way or round trip. There are two basic types of travel: commercial travel for pleasure. Many modern devices that facilitate travel have evolved over the centuries to the point where they are often referred to as travel devices.


A good example of a travel device used in conjunction with another activity is a group tour. Group tours are a great way to travel, especially for a group that is traveling to a destination that is not all that well known. Groups of 200 or more people will find that going on a group tour is a great way to travel. It gives everyone in the group the chance to see and experience the destination in a short period of time, usually less than a week.

If a group tour is too much for you, then perhaps a package holiday is more appropriate for you. Package holidays are basically a travel package that contains accommodation, transportation, meals, and sight seeing opportunities within the destination. Package holidays can be a great way for young couples to travel in together, or for families to travel together on vacation. The benefit of a package holiday is that there is usually a wide variety of accommodations available at any price range.

For those that enjoy traveling but do not like being amongst other tourists, a travel bug is an excellent alternative to driving or flying out to a new culture. Travelers that travel with a travel bug are often much more flexible than those that just travel for a vacation. A travel bug can include friends that live in a different country, who meet up once or twice a year to visit, or who are part of a small group that meet up once or twice a month. Often these are young backpackers that only travel once or twice a year, but still make a significant contribution to the overall experience.

A gap year in Asia is a unique opportunity for young adults to travel to an exotic location and live for a brief period of time. Gap year in Asia offers young adults the chance to travel and live in a completely different environment while acquiring valuable work experience that is rarely available in their home country. The main advantage to gap year traveling is that there is typically a lot of different activities available for young adults, from surfing and snorkeling to nature sports and night life. A gap year in Asia is a great opportunity to meet others with similar interests and passions.

No matter which type of travel you choose, make sure that you make the most of your travel experience. Young adults, especially, often need the motivation to be fully invested in a certain program so that they do not give up their volunteering halfway through the trip. As with any other type of long term travel, it is important to look at the options carefully and choose a travel adventure that suits your needs and interests best.