But you don’t have to travel that far to have a volunteer vacation. It can be something as simple as going to your nearest national park and helping maintain trails.
I’d never heard of a volunteer vacation until I stumbled across a brochure for the American Hiking Society a few months ago at my local REI. There I was, feeding my addiction for outdoors equipment, when I just happened to pick up the brochure. I flipped through it, intrigued by workers mending trails against a gorgeous mountain backdrop. The cover had four simple words, “Get out. Give back.”
That’s all it took; I was hooked. The search had begun.