While visiting Italy in the fall of 2013, I had an opportunity to visit the region of Cinque Terre in Liguria. I was amazed to find myself amongst pastel coloured houses and breath-taking views. The Cinque Terre was a trigger for me to visit the unexplored regions around that area. One such trigger led me to Porto Venere.
By making the choice to volunteer, you unlock a whole dimension to yourself that could just lie dormant and untested your entire life. You get to experience life in another country.
Try and picture in your head: an old adobe house with a dirt trodden floor where chickens are pecking around for crumbs that fall from their table. An old bed that is a bundle of straw covered in a mouse nibbled sponge sheet instead of a mattress. Doors and windows doing more to keep out the animals, rather than the wind and cold of a winter’s day.
Join filmmaker Pete McBride, a National Geographic Freshwater Hero, on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and how they turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth.
To help get you started: search to find out which countries offer working holiday visas - under a working holiday visa scheme or seasonal work programme - that you may be able to apply for. Simply enter your country of origin (the country for which you hold a valid passport) to view the opportunities available to you.
This useful image shows what plug you will need when traveling to different regions of the world. We suggest purchasing a suitable plug adapter at the airport or your local travel shop before you leave.
The world is your oyster and you have the ability and the freedom (yes, unfortunately some a lot more than others) to do anything or go anywhere.
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Whether you’re a beginner headed for the nursery slopes or a black run aficionado, Sarah Barrell and our panel of ski experts have the lowdown on the best places to go in Europe – whatever your budget.
There is a saying in Chile that translates roughly to this, “God made the entire world, and when he was finished he had a little bit of everything left over, so he threw it down, and made Chile.”