Can You Use Your Wanderlust to Change the World?

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With very few exceptions, a “volunteer vacation” is every bit as expensive as a traditional one. You’ll be expected to pay your travel and living costs while you’re there, as well as giving freely of your time and skills — but you won’t regret it. Though you’ll likely work harder on your vacation than you do in your daily life, you’ll return feeling more content than you will coming home from an all inclusive beach getaway.



Culture Palate: Dishes from Ukraine

Typically, Ukrainian dishes are hearty, filling, and made with a variety of cooking techniques. In one dish, it’s not uncommon for cooks to have to boil or fry multiple ingredients before they’re finished together in the oven or in a bubbling stew. If you’re visiting Ukraine, make sure to check out some of these dishes. If you get a chance to taste them in their ideal form, you can easily recreate them at home.

14 Ways to Screw Up an International Trip

There are countless things that could go wrong on an international trip, and many of them are out of your control. However, there’s possibly an equal number of ways to screw up your trip, and unfortunately no one to blame but yourself.

Love Holidays from Around the World

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it’s tempting to rail against the North American traditions that lead us to stress about dinner reservations and spend all our money on chocolates every February 14th. However, we’re not the only ones with elaborate holidays that celebrate love.