After a Year at Home, Travel Becomes An Emotional Journey

The novelty that a trip provides is one reason that travel can have an enduring impact on our happiness. During the lockdown, many Globe Aware volunteers showed memories of past volunteer vacations on social media, sharing the happiness that it brought them.


After A Year Of Staying Close To Home, Travel Has Become An Emotional Journey

OLIVIA HARRISON
MAY 17, 2021

When Jennie Larson finally became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, she jumped into action and added three big events to her calendar: Her two vaccine appointments and a trip to Atlanta, Georgia from her home in Washington, D.C. Exactly two weeks and one day after receiving her second Moderna shot, and thus fully immunized, she’ll be boarding a plane for the first time in over a year. “I have some loose plans to meet up with some friends, but mostly I plan on a quick solo weekend trip just enjoying the fact that I can travel again,” she tells Refinery29.

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Travel restrictions loosening, Americans look to travel far and spend big

Families are combining traveling and being together, two practices sorely missed during the pandemic lockdowns. Globe Aware has a long tradition of mobilizing volunteer programs around the world for families of all ages and sizes, and have a variety of dates open this year!


US post Covid: As restrictions loosen, families travel far and spend big

Far-flung families are combining traveling and being together — two of the most longed-for practices during more than a year of pandemic lockdowns — into elaborate new twists on the old-fashioned family reunion.

Written by Debra Kamin
May 20, 2021

Jeff Belcher, 41, wouldn’t necessarily have chosen Williamsburg, Virginia, as the destination for his family’s first vacation since travel restrictions began to ease. But when his extended family decided to travel to the American Revolution-era town for a reunion this summer, he knew that he, his wife and their three children wouldn’t miss it.

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Ready to Travel: Americans are Once Again Looking to Go-Abroad

Optimism returns for the summer travel in the United States, more than three-quarters of Americans plan to take a trip this summer. For those looking to travel abroad for the first time in a year, Globe Aware offers Central and South America programs, all closer to home.


America is Back to A Ready to Travel State of Mind

Özgür Töre
17 May 2021

Optimism returns for the summer travel in the United States. According to survey findings from The Harris Poll, Americans are ready to travel this Summer.

More than three-quarters of Americans (77%) plan to take a trip this summer.

When thinking about traveling out of town now, 55% of Americans responded they are either ready to go (26%) or optimistic (29%). Males, Parents and Millennials are the most likely to be ready to go, and just 17% of Americans are ‘unlikely to travel for the foreseeable future’ with Baby Boomers the most hesitant.

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Americans gearing up to travel this summer

Americans are planning to splurge in order to keep family safe when traveling, by booking private trips or renting an entire villa. Globe Aware volunteer vacations allow families to book and experience a private week in an international destination, following proper safety guidelines and providing outdoor projects.


‘Ready to make up for lost time:’ Americans plan to splurge on travel this summer

By Stephanie Asymkos
26 April 2021

After a year of living under pandemic restrictions, Americans are ready to hit the open road and spend big this summer.

“Some Americans may not have had a summer vacation since 2019, and so there’s clearly a lot of pent-up demand,” Melanie Lieberman, senior travel editor at The Points Guy, told Yahoo Finance Live. “Nearly half of prospective travelers plan to spend more than $1,000 on their summer vacations, which indicates they’re ready to make up for lost time by spending more for bigger trips.”

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The Top Eight Destinations for Female Solo Travelers

Traveling alone isn’t always easy especially as a solo female traveler in a post-pandemic world. Globe Aware is the perfect option, providing a personal itinerary and English speaking coordinator at all of our program locations, including Laos, one of the destination’s mentioned.


8 Destinations for Female Solo Travelers, According to the Pros

From Amsterdam to Cartagena.

BY SHANNON MCMAHON
May 5, 2021

Empowering, exciting, challenging: Few things are more rewarding than solo travel—and pre-pandemic, research showed it was on the rise, especially with women. Sure, you might have to ask a complete stranger to take that photo of you walking across Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing or standing outside of Barcelona’s Sagrada Família, but it’s a small price to pay for the freedom to plan a trip exactly how you want it, when you want it.

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Pandemic Anxiety? Travel May Cure That

If you suffer from pandemic-related anxiety, traveling in many ways is a highly enjoyable treatment for anxiety. Globe Aware volunteer vacations are structured one week programs, so you can make an impact and enjoy your time abroad, and leave your anxieties behind.


Do You Feel Like You Have Pandemic Anxiety? Travel Could Actually Be Good

By Judith Fein
April 28, 2021
Fodor’s Travel

When traveling, you immerse yourself where you are. You are in the present, the now. That is where healing from anxiety takes place.

If you or anyone you know—or, perhaps everyone you know–suffers from pandemic-related or generalized anxiety, you probably check often to see what the local and federal experts recommend for travel. Sometimes their statements relieve anxiety and inform you that, post-vaccination, you can travel as soon as you can purchase a ticket. Other times, you reach through the hair you haven’t washed for a week and scratch your head in confusion: It’s safe to fly internationally, but they don’t recommend you do so?

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If you are vaccinated, this is where you can travel this summer

As vaccine distribution continues at pace, the number of nations opening up to vaccinated travelers from the States is also increasing. There is growing interest by American volunteers to travel abroad this year, especially to Globe Aware locations such as  Central and South America.


Where Can Vaccinated US Travelers Fly This Summer?

Simple Flying
By Joanna Bailey
April 30, 2021

As vaccine distribution continues at pace, the number of nations opening up to vaccinated travelers from the States is also increasing. While the rules for travel remain complex in many cases, there is a growing potential for US citizens to travel abroad this year. Let’s take a look at where they could fly.

43% of the US is now ‘vaccinated’

According to information from Our World In Data, the United States has deployed at least one dose of the vaccine to 43% of the population. All in, it has delivered more than 237 million doses of the vaccine since the program began in January. This puts it behind only the UK and Israel in terms of the proportion of the population vaccinated.

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“Revenge Travel” Is Trending

“Revenge travel” is when vacationers are ready to hit the roads, rails, seas, and skies in an attempt to make up for lost time from last year. Globe Aware volunteer vacations have dates open all year round, and the staff is ready to assist you with your “revenge travel” booking! 


 “Revenge Travel” Is Booming

APR 29, 2021

It’s been nicknamed “revenge travel”, and Kansans are getting into it in a big way.

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The Top Summer Destinations for a Holiday in Romania

The arrival of summer is an opportunity to go on holiday, and if you’re looking for something special, then a volunteer vacation to Romania is the solution. Globe Aware’s Brasov location has you visiting the infamous Transylvania castle, mentioned in this list. 


3 Top Summer Destinations for a Holiday in Romania

The arrival of summer is definitely an opportunity to go on holiday. And if you’re looking for something absolutely special, then a trip to Romania is the solution.

Buckle your seatbelts; we have compiled a list of 3 summer destinations that will make you want to visit Romania at the drop of a hat.

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No quarantine for vaccinated tourists visiting Nepal

Nepal has introduced new travel rules for COVID vaccinated travelers, and one among them is removing the quarantine policy for fully vaccinated foreign travelers. Volunteers can now book Globe Aware’s Nepal program starting this summer!


Nepal scraps quarantine policy for vaccinated tourists

TRAVEL NEWS, NEPAL
March 27, 2021

Nepal has introduced new travel rules for COVID vaccinated travellers, and one among them is removing quarantine policy for fully-vaccinated foreign travellers. People who have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine are not required to quarantine any more. The decision was taken to boost travel and tourism in the pandemic-hit country.

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