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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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    One of the things I most love about blogging is getting to know other travelers – bloggers or not – who are just as passionate about seeing and experiencing other countries and cultures as I am (indeed, I’m not alone in my travel addiction). And when I meet other purposeful travelers, I feel even more […]

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    Our camping trip to Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Park a few weekends ago was the first time I’d been camping in years. My prior camping experiences occurred during my childhood years when I was a Girl Scout or when I went away to summer camp with friends.

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    The rain pitter-pattered gently on our tent as we slept cozily inside. Awakened by my internal clock, I forced my eyes halfway open to see if the sun had started to rise, but the skies were still at the height of the night’s darkness. The weight of tiredness soon sealed my eyes shut again as […]