Mexico’s Safest Tourist Destination Is Also One Of Its Most Beautiful

Well, this is no surprise! Once again Mexico continues to soar in popularity, easily claiming the spot of the most-visited country among Americans. Globe Aware volunteers won’t be surprised to see this volunteer vacation destination named as the safest again in 2023!

July 9, 2023
Travel off Path


Amid the surge in demand for international travel, Mexico continues to soar in popularity, easily claiming the spot of the most-visited country among Americans.

Despite their love for Mexico, with its laid-back atmosphere, and incredible culture, one of the things that persists at the back of U.S. vacationers’ minds is safety. After all, Mexico is repeatedly portrayed in the media as a place where crime occurs regularly and gang activity is rampant.

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People became more entitled’: Enough with bad tourists ruining everyone’s experience

People are making up for lost time after the pandemic, experts said. They’re flooding popular destinations but leaving their manners at home. Globe Aware volunteers can learn on what to avoid in order to be a better tourist. 

By Christopher Elliott
USA TODAY
July 7 2023

My son sat next to the world’s worst tourist on a flight from Sydney to Denpasar, Indonesia. His seatmate nursed a bottle of sizzurp – a potent mix of codeine and Sprite – and the man twitched uncontrollably for the seven-hour flight to Bali, Indonesia.

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Costa Rica aspires as the best destination for small children

Costa Rica received a score of 100 out of 100 in this regard, while taking into account the opinions of accommodations, restaurants, activities, and attractions offered to travelers. A Globe Aware volunteer vacation week in Costa Rica is also perfect for families with small children.


Costa Rica aspires as the best destination for small children

June 6, 2023
Travel and Tour

To go on vacation with young children in Costa Rica is one of the best decisions made. This was announced by British Airways after analyzing 200,000 reviews published.

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Here’s how to get a second US passport

Although it’s not widely publicized, it is possible to have two U.S. passports. However, not everyone qualifies, and the perk of a second passport is limited to pretty specific situations. Globe Aware volunteers can read to find out how they can quality for one.


You might be able to get a 2nd US passport — here’s how

June 27, 2023
Ashley Kosciolek
The Points Guy

Although it’s not widely publicized, it is possible to have two U.S. passports. However, not everyone qualifies, and the perk of a second passport is limited to pretty specific situations.

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Building Jaipur: An astronomer prince’s vision of perfection

Jaipur, the “Pink City”, is characterized as the first planned city of India, which is in thanks to the city’s founder Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a scholarly prince who was passionate about astronomy, mathematics and science. Globe Aware volunteers will be surprised to learn how every detail was considered before laying the foundation stone, from the orientation of gates to the manuscript scrawled above each shop.


Building Jaipur: An astronomer prince’s vision of perfection

By Kate Springer
CNN
March 12, 2019

The city of Jaipur, about an hour’s flight southwest of Delhi, is best known as the “Pink City” – so called for its salmon-hued buildings.

But a walk through the Old City will surprise travelers who might be expecting to find a labyrinth of roads and lanes like those in Old Delhi or Jodhpur.

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Fourth of July travel forecast: What to know before hitting the road or heading to the airport

With less than one week to go until the Fourth of July holiday weekend, here’s what you need to know before hitting the highway or heading to the airport. Here are some tips for our Globe Aware volunteers before they head to the airport!


Fourth of July travel forecast: What to know before hitting the road or heading to the airport

About 43.2 million people are expected to hit the road for the July 4th holiday.

By Emily Shapiro and Amanda Maile
June 26, 2023, 6:33 AM
ABC

With less than one week to go until the Fourth of July holiday weekend, here’s what you need to know before hitting the highway or heading to the airport.

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Getting Ready for Your Adventure in Service in Cambodia

1:58 — Globe Aware Executive Directory Kimberly Haley-Coleman talks a little about Cambodia’s past and what challeneges it faces. 6:35 — The Cambodia Program: what you can work on and what some of the needs of the community are. 10:58 — A special note about orphanages. 13:54 — An introduction to some Cambodian cultural norms. 18:25 — How to start packing. 24:36 — Kimberly walks through the accommodations in Cambodia. 29:51 — Starting to walk through the arrival to and departure from Cambodia. 31:42 — Safety while you’re traveling. 33:19 — Some activites to look out for when you’re there. 36:16 — Donations!

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10 Safest Countries in AFRICA to Visit in 2023

We are excited to announce that our latest program in Tanzania has been included in the list, which also features Globe Aware volunteer vacations in Ghana and Malawi. Take a look at the list for more details and discover the opportunities available!


10 Safest Countries in AFRICA to Visit in 2023

By VIKTOR VINCEJ
APRIL 20, 2023
TRAVELING LIFESTYLE


The very thought of traveling to Africa has a connotation of adventure & culture attached to it. The plethora of National Parks, the ecological abundance, the local culture, and of course, the wildlife.

The world’s second-largest continent has much to offer to adventure-seeking tourists worldwide. Choosing a country to visit within Africa can also be quite confusing, especially considering every place has something unique to offer.

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Five Reasons Why Volunteering Abroad Is the Best Way to Travel

Globe Aware volunteer vacations are a fantastic opportunity that allows you to make an impact in one week abroad! An avid traveler and volunteer explains her five reasons why she believes volunteering abroad is the best way to travel.


Marquita Payne Offers 5 Reasons Why Volunteering Abroad Is the Best Way to Travel

By Marquita Payne
ACCESSWIRE
May 1, 2020

Avid traveler and volunteer Marquita Payne Explains 5 Reasons Why She Believes Volunteering Abroad is the Best Way to Travel.

CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / APRIL 21, 2020 / Traveling is an activity that can enrich the mind, body, and soul. Avid traveler and volunteer Marquita Payne are constantly expressing how traveling can encourage a broader worldview, and ultimately, improve gratitude for what we all have here at home. Marquita Payne recently offered the five major benefits of volunteering abroad that she has learned and experienced first-hand in her lifetime.

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Preparing for Your Service Abroad Adventure in Cusco, Peru

Today, we’re visiting Peru. Want to know what to expect, what to bring, and what it’s like? That’s what this podcast is all about. 0:49 — Globe Aware Executive Director Kimberly Haley-Coleman introduces the Cusco Program and gives context about some problems that Peru faces. 6:17 — Peru travel essentials: a beginner’s guide of what to pack. 13:38 — How to get to Peru – travel requirements, airports, pickup, and other essential arrival details. 20:11 — Introducing our fantastic program coordinator for Peru: Rocio. 21:30 — We take a look at staying accommodations for volunteers at the Cusco program and talk a little bit about what it’s like to stay in Peru. 30:00 — Kimberly talks about interacting with local Peruvians. 30:58 — Peru’s most famous adventure is undoubtedly the magic city of Macchu Pichu. Here’s a look at what it takes to get there, as well as a couple of recommendations for other excursions. 36:50 — Kimberly walks through Peruvian food. 38:36 — Leaving Peru. 40:27 — Keep in touch!

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