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The Yosemite Diaries

Call it the ultimate call of the wild. As post-pandemic tourism numbers return and travel hotspots heat-up across the world, I’d long wanted to join one of the growing number of international volunteer programmes to tackle the increasingly evident woes of over-tourism. So last month, I signed up for the ultimate altruistic adventure by channeling…

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Building a new Trail to The Towers

That’s Right! No doubt about it. Ask anyone. I am one of the Hardest-Working, Fun-Seeking, Glass-Full, Patagonia-Loving, Volunteer Leaders you will ever know! And I love Torres del Paine! I took my first trip to Patagonia in 2004. At the time I was taking a vacation from my job as District Ranger on the Inyo…

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Awakening to life through Volunteering

  My name is Millie.  I am a Trip Leader for Conservation Volunteers International Program (ConservationVIP®) in Machu Picchu – an experience I would not change for anything. I am a tireless traveler. I am also a historian, and as such I feel great passion for ancient cultures, their customs and traditions, and of course…

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Despertando a la vida por medio del Voluntariado

Mi nombre es Millie. Soy Líder de Viaje para el Programa Internacional de Voluntarios en Conservación en Machu Picchu. Una experiencia no cambiaría por nada. Soy una viajera incansable. También soy historiadora, y como tal siento una gran pasión por las culturas antiguas, sus costumbres y tradiciones y por supuesto su legado histórico, pero lo…

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Nature is Healing. Giving is Healing

A few years back, I remember feeling the need to just get away. I had been going through some rough times and I just wanted a break from my routine, but I didn’t have the time or energy to plan anything big. As I began searching, I stumbled across Conservation VIP’s volunteer opportunities. I scrolled…

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Trip Down Memory Lane

Five hundred words about my experiences in Costa Rica and what it means to you to travel with purpose – that is what I am supposed to be writing. I had so much to write about!!! “Pleasantly surprised” and “trip down memory lane” are the two major thoughts that came to mind when I looked…

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