Saturday, August 1, 2015

Volunteering while backpacking

During the last three months, I have seen, done and experienced an inexpressible number of incredible things.  I have been to 16 countries, walked hundreds of kilometres, met a countless number of inspirational people, tried some of the yummiest food and drink that I have ever tasted, and made so many lifelong memories.

After a while however, it is inevitable that you will need a rest and crave something 'meaningful' in your travels.  Travelling is an exhausting feat, and spending two or three nights in each place before moving on will bear heavily on your body.  You will have never spent so many hours on buses, trains or planes, you will have never met so many people in such a short period of time, and you will have never gotten as little sleep day after day.  Similarly, your money position may become somewhat problematic until the point where you are trying to live off $25 - $50 per day.  Put simply, backpacking is a challenge.  But...