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7 Incredible Volunteer Opportunities Around The World

7 volunteer opportunities around the world, perfect for open-minded and adventurous budget travelers. If you've browsed through my blog before, you'll know that I am a huge fan of volunteering abroad. Volunteering abroad is an amazing way to experience new cultures, learn new skills, meet lovely people, and save money while traveling. I've written many …

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3 Days In Cape Town: Itinerary For The Budget Traveler

A travel itinerary for 3 days in Cape Town, South Africa. Perfect for budget travelers! Cape Town, South Africa is a colorful, diverse, and energetic city.  There are lots of different areas of the city offering fun activities and beautiful sights.  You can relax on the beach or surf in the waves. You can hike …

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African Safari Photo Diary

African Safari in South Africa: my best photos and memories.  Before getting into my photos, I just want to paint a picture of what it's like to be on an African Safari. The four-wheel-drive bounds along the dirt path, dodging potholes and boulders along the way. We all jolt around in our seats, but the …

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How To Do An African Safari On A Budget

Want to do an African safari on a budget? Here are my tips for finding cheap safaris in South Africa. Before visiting South Africa, I did extensive research on safaris. Going on an African safari has always been a dream of mine. So when I finally booked the flight to South Africa, I felt nothing …

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Jeffrey’s Bay South Africa: Photo Diary

My best photos from Jeffrey's Bay South Africa.  Jeffrey's Bay is one of the best surf spots in South Africa. Surfers from all over the world travel here to surf the pristine right-hand point breaks. The World Surf League even hosted their Corona Open 2019 competition here in July. From professional athletes and avid surfers …

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How To Visit The Drakensberg Mountains On A Budget

How to visit the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa while traveling on a budget. Ask any South African what areas of their country they recommend to travelers, and they will almost always mention the Drakensberg. Located in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, the Drakensberg Mountains boast some of the most breathtaking views in the …

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Volunteering In The Wild Coast Of South Africa

My experience volunteering in the Wild Coast of South Africa, also known as the Transkei.  The “Wild Coast” of South Africa is accurately named. It’s a place where cows are more common than cars, where turquoise circular mud huts house the locals, and where kids can run free without any danger. It’s a place where …

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Transkei, South Africa: Women Power in the Nquileni Village

Today I learned about the incredible power of women in a rural South African village called Nqileni. I'm currently volunteering at the community-run tourist guesthouse called Bulungula Lodge.  It is located in the wild and remote region of South Africa's Eastern Cape known as the Transkei. Click here to read all about my entire volunteer …

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Volunteering on a Chicken Farm in East London, South Africa

For 10 days, Matt and I worked on a self-sustainable farm outside of East London, South Africa. We found this farm on Workaway, and had the educational but chilled experience we were hoping for. The front door of Vaughn and Pi's house Volunteering with Vaughn and Pi The owners, Vaughn and Pi, bought this hearty …

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Cape Town Budget Travel Guide

A super detailed Cape Town budget travel guide. Including where to stay, what to eat, what to do, and more! In just one short week, Cape Town catapulted itself to the top of my favorite cities list. It has gorgeous beaches, amazing hikes, delicious food, interesting animals, friendly people, and it's overall very affordable. I …

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