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    Whether you want to incorporate short-term volunteering into your vacation plans or if you’re simply looking for a quick getaway, Time Travel Plans has you covered!

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    Time Travel Plans will arrange a volunteer opportunity that suits your interests and that fits into your custom designed itinerary so that you can experience the best of both volunteering and vacationing!  

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    Deeper travel experiences, connecting with locals, and the knowledge that you’ve made a positive impact in a new destination are just a few of the gifts of voluntourism. “For it is in giving that we receive.” ― St. Francis of Assisi

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  • Rediscovering Santa Ynez Valley

    I’ve been to Solvang a few times – once as a kid and again during my teenage years when I third-wheeled a wine tasting trip with my parents. During both of those visits, I didn’t fully appreciate the appeal of this Santa Barbara County town that was founded in 1911 by westward bound Danish pioneers who […]

  • Smells Like Fragonard

    When I heard that Fragonard has a perfume museum in the heart of Paris, I knew that we had to make a visit. Not because I was all that familiar with the brand or anything like that (perhaps I’d seen their ads in a few fashion magazines; I really don’t recall), but because I’m a […]

  • Lessons in Travel & Lessons to Come in the Guadeloupe Islands

    Although I keep a running tab on the number of countries I’ve been to, it’s not really something I lend much credit to in terms of defining myself as “well-traveled.” I often recount the story of a trip I took abroad with a college mate who gloated over the pages of her nearly full passport […]