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How Social Impact Travel Supports Indigenous Peoples

There are 370 million indigenous peoples living around the world, representing 5,000 different cultures. According to the United Nations,  indigenous peoples are those who have “retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.”  In fact, every August 9th the United Nation celebrates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples….

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5 Best Staycation Tips

Going on a vacation is one of the best ways to explore new places and have some time to relax. But, who says you need to travel the world to experience something new? That’s where a staycation comes in. A staycation allows you to enjoy all the benefits of a vacation without venturing too far from home. When is the…

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Visit Ecuador: A Cheap and Easy Traveling Option for Friends

Oftentimes it’s hard to get a group of friends together or to even agree upon a place to go. Whether that be just for a dinner or a more daunting extravaganza: vacationing together. Picking a place that’s both cheap and convenient for everyone is a tough thing to do. But finding a destination that does just that is not impossible….

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Tips for Traveling with Friends

July 30 is the United Nation’s International Day of Friendship. This day celebrates the importance of friendship and particularly, its ability to build bridges between different communities. This week Visit.org is celebrating our friends near and far. We love to share our passion for social impact travel. So, who better to travel, and make an impact, with than your friends? While…

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Israel Itinerary: From the Sea of Galilee to Haifa

From the Sea of Galilee to Haifa, take the high road as you travel through the north-west of Israel. This Israel itinerary will allow travelers to explore this incredibly diverse and beautiful country.  From hiking to historic synagogues to white sand beaches, there is truly something for every type of traveler in Israel. So, check out Visit.org‘s Israel itinerary for the…

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Seasonal Travel: Best Trips to Fit Your Adventure Needs

Every person has a different schedule with work and other various factors that impede their freetime. So, while most families utilize school breaks or the summer for family travel, many other people book trips during other seasons to avoid high season prices and crowds. If you’re looking for a seasonal travel experience further abroad or closer to home, with cold…

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Fun Facts: India

Did you know that the game of chess originated in India? The word for “chess” in Sanskrit is “chaturanga,” meaning four members of an army and likely referring to horses, elephants, chariots, and foot soldiers. India’s national animal is the Bengal tiger. Once it was very common to see the animal throughout the country, but unfortunately today there are fewer…

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5 things to do in Lima for a special Halloween celebration

1.Visit the catacombs of the Monastery of San Francisco, an underground boneyard containing the remains of an estimated 70,000 people. Dating back to the time of the Spanish conquistadors, the catacombs served as Lima’s first burial ground. You’ll find yourself surrounded by skulls and bones on all sides. If you don’t have the time (or stomach) to wander through the…

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Most Haunted Travel Destinations

 You might think Halloween is the perfect time to stay in or to explore your hometown, but you can also enjoy several locations throughout the world where you can you get the scare of your life. These spots claim to be haunted by ghosts walking near the spot where they were murdered and creatures looking to gain some revenge. You…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Peru

What comes to mind when you think of Peru? We can hear most of you saying “llamas and macchu pichu,” but hopefully from now on you’ll be thinking of guinea pigs and frog smoothies! 1.Guinea pigs. Roasted guinea pigs, to be exact. Yes, roasted guinea pig is a popular local dish in Peru, and it’s called “cuy”. Great, now you…

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