Posts Tagged ‘voluntourism’

Friday Photo Fiesta: Staying Young at Heart in Guatemala

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

If you’re one of the hundreds of people who have traveled to Guatemala with us before, you don’t need us to tell you, but there is nothing like a Project Tour to help you stay young at heart (I mean when was the last time you were on a swing set?).  We like to think we’re a pretty fun bunch of travelers and bring the funk.  But the proof is in the pudding, is it not?

CoEd2013_AugSnap_ann - 184
CoEd2013_GLP_Jess - 651
CoEd2011_FebSnap_Jenn_487 (more…)

Four Foolproof Tips for Finding a Trustworthy Volunteer Travel Organization

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Four Foolproof Tips photo options

Some scams are easier to spot than others. Sorry, exiled Nigerian prince, I actually can’t help you transfer millions of dollars out of your country using my bank account. It’s not that I don’t want to help; I just can’t remember my account number off the top of my head–so many numbers!

We have become so accustomed to this constant barrage of internet scams and get rich quick schemes that it can be hard to distinguish legitimate organizations and charities (but they do exist!). How can you possibly filter through the overabundance of volunteer groups out there and separate the good from the bad? Never fear, Bookmarks is here to help! Check out the following foolproof tips for finding a trustworthy travel organization… (more…)