The island nation of Fiji has a rich history built around fishing as seen in their art and mythology. Fish is the primary source of protein within their diets. But, through commercial exploitation, coastal resources have depleted rapidly. Coastal fishing grounds are...
Between 2016 and 2018, the number of United States citizens holding a passport grew exponentially, from fewer than 20% to over 40%. It’s difficult to track just how those passport holders are spending their time overseas. But given the scarcity of passport holders in...
In our latest update, we talk about our recent staff additions, renewed opportunities to engage with our mahouts, details about our latest GVI Trust fundraiser, new additions to our base and an update on baby Lah Lah. Playing football with the mahouts now a regular...
If you’re into incredible beaches with turquoise oceans, exciting diving destinations, tacos to die for, cultural richness, and meeting new people, then volunteering in Mexico will be the experience of a lifetime. 1) Relax on beautiful beaches It’s widely known that...
If you plan on volunteering abroad in this island nation, make sure you explore the best things to do in Fiji. Fiji’s 330 islands lie scattered through the Pacific Ocean, fringed with palm trees and lapped by calm blue water. The archipelago is straight out of a...
Original photo: India - Colours of India - 018 - Xmas stars for sale in Cochin by McKay Savage is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Before travelling to India, what were your perceptions of this country? Sometimes movies and other media give the wrong impression. Some...
After many holidays doing the usual, sitting on the beach, sipping cocktails and seeing the sights, I started looking into locations where I could have a more fulfilling experience. Having discovered GVI online and scrolling through their various program options and...
Morning alms round In Buddhism, alms-giving is a practice of the oldest remaining branch of the religion (way of life!), Theravada Buddhism. Though the ritual no longer takes place in many parts of the world, Luang Prabang and other areas in Laos where Theravada...
In a world with sometimes overwhelmingly negative news stories and opinions, some people might be thinking: “I am just one person. How can I possibly make a difference?” Fear not – individuals can have more of a positive impact than you think. I am certain that there...
For a long time, one of my favourite parts of travelling was being cut off from the world back home, allowing me to be immersed in my travel bubble. Meeting new people and experiencing new cultures and adventures, seemed way more important than staying in touch with...
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