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A cheetah in a wildlife reserve in Southern Africa

By Samantha Evans 27th May, 2015

Cuddling Cubs – Discover The Darker Side Of Big Cat “Conservation”

A few years ago while on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa I had what I considered the privilege of petting a young cheetah. I remember being led into the enclosure by the handler, slowly crouching down and running my fingers through its spotted coat.

Volunteer snorkeling in Fiji

By Samantha Evans 26th January, 2015

10 Fun Facts About Fiji

With its pristine waters and white sandy beaches, Fiji is an ideal destination for volunteers wanting to soak up some sunshine in a balmy, tropical location in their free time.

Two dolphins swim freely in their natural habitat

By Jemma Dicks 08th September, 2014

Swimming With Dolphins: Time To Kick It Off The Bucket List?

We were travelling through the Bolivian Pampas in a small motorised canoe, when we became aware that there was something following us. The driver stopped the boat and told us that they wanted to play.

A scenic view of Marble Beach in Sri Lanka where volunteers can spend their free time

By Jemma Dicks 21st May, 2014

3 Incredible Weeks In Sri Lanka Volunteering As A Family

Programme Advisor Heidi has travelled far and wide and spends most of her time talking to potential volunteers about the destinations and voluntary placements that Projects Abroad offers.

Joanne camping at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains

By Joanna Glyde 12th March, 2014

Why I Took Two Gap Years And How They Shaped Who I Am Today

My first gap year took everyone by surprise, not least of all me. It started at the end of November 1994, in the final year of my A-levels.

Elephants carry tourists through the forest during a trek in Nepal

By Jemma Dicks 08th January, 2014

Elephant Rides: What I Wish I'd Known

I visited Thailand on a family holiday a couple of years back. One of the highlights of my trip was a three day jungle trek that we did in the forests north of Chiang Mai.

Volunteer travelling in a minibus

By Jemma Dicks 24th October, 2013

What To Do If You Lose Your Passport Abroad

It can happen in a split second, but it will cause problems big time: what to do when you lose your passport abroad? Last year I had my purse pick-pocketed four weeks into a six month trip around Latin America.

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