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volunteering vs voluntourism

What's The Difference Between Conventional Volunteering And Adventurous Voluntourism?

Traveling has taken a new shape in the last decade and millennials are redefining their journeys by getting engaged in some sort of meaningful work. In the recent past, taking a trip abroad to volunteer has gained much popularity - but if one really digs deeper into the matter, then he/she can understand the difference between the concept of conventional volunteering and voluntourism that focuses more on an adventure.

Before going into the difference of characteristics between the two, let’s first look into their definitions and what these two terms mean in real.

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gap year in 2018

Quiz: Where Should You Go For A Gap Year in 2019?

Finally, that time is here when you can just pack your bags and leave without thinking about exams, books, appraisals or official reports. Kudos to all you people who have decided to set out for a gap year in 2019. But what’s that we are hearing? You are still not sure about where you should be going for your gap year! The world is huge and each of its corners is filled with amazing travel exploits of its own. So, when it comes to planning for a year-long break, even the most experienced of travelers are left with indecision and confusion looming over their head.

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traveler for life

37 Signs That You’ve Become A 'Traveler For Life'

There's no denying in the fact that traveling abroad during the gap year is the most enriching and adventurous phase of life. Most of us stay within the four walls of our comfort zone until the time we realize that we need to step out to see the bigger world.

And once you've taken a break and experienced the bliss of exploring the unknown - you would know that there's possibly no way to get cured of the wanderlust that infects you in the most amazing manner.


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Visit Yosemite National Park

6 Adventure Activities in Yosemite National Park To Take Up in Your Gap Year

The staple of almost every great American road trip and the motherlode of American National Parks, Yosemite stands tall as a mighty head-turner of North American flora and fauna. Tucked in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Yosemite’s towering rock structures and iconic vistas has led it to become a revered UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beyond its panoramic beauty, Yosemite has become a popular adventure arena with thousands of adventurers, gappers and backpackers from all over the world flocking to the National Park every year.

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first time travel in India

Top 10 Tips for First Time Travel to India | Go Discover Abroad

If you have got a bad bite of the travel bug like us then right about now you’re thinking about a place as far away from home as you can imagine. And the exotic land of India, with its flush of colors and gold pot of travel hotspots, have made a job out of attracting wanderlusters like you people, like moths to the flame. For its sheer magnitude and its incredible diversity of topography, it can turn out to be a maze for even a few avid travelers!

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Laos travel

5 Budget-friendly Travel Destinations That Must Be In Your Bucket List For 2019

Now that 2019 is here, most of us have started fixing our travel resolutions for the year and planning our bucket list. While many have already saved enough to go for an exotic luxury retreat at Bali or planning for a family holiday at LA, not all can afford it! But still, wanderlust keeps tickling the souls. Hence, we have prepared a list of few budget-friendly destinations that won't bite your wallet and also open the doors to step into some gorgeous destinations.

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Thailand adventure travel

How To Plan Your Adventure Travel in Thailand For 2019?

Sensational beach destinations, intoxicating all-nighter parties, lip-smacking foods, hotpot of culture and the dangerously famed Bangkok City, Thailand has a reputation that precedes itself! Sitting smack-dab in the middle of everything literally, Thailand is just hours away from smashing travel destinations like Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali what have you and also right halfway between Australia and Europe. “Oooh, where shall I head on to next?” Now you leave it on all the experts at GDA to add a further edge and element of anticipation to an already exciting prospect for you.

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Cuisines While Traveling Abroad

You Can't Miss These Cuisines While Traveling Abroad

Most of the people would agree with the thought that food is an important part of the journey, especially when one is traveling abroad. The cuisine of a place defines its culture - and you can't know much about a country until and unless you taste the food. The ingredients, the use of spices, the process of cooking etc varies from place to place, region to region. If you are a foodie who’s planning for a gap year adventure or setting out for a volunteering trip abroad, then make sure to have your bucket list ready!

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25 Bucket List Travel Experiences

25 Bucket List Travel Experiences You Must Have Before Your 30s

Shake off those heartbreak blues and never-ending money crunches and start living it up ‘YOLO’ style. Let’s face it, people, the clock is ticking away and the lot of you tweens and 20 somethings aren’t getting any younger! YOLO as a life mantra could just be the divine intervention to jolt you back to that reality. The 20s of your life is a time that is never coming back unless you have a time machine to swoosh you back in time.

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