Tag Archives: wildlife

The Right Way to See Elephants in Thailand

Feature, Staff Post - Monday, 12 January 2015 - 7 Comments

visiting elephants in thailand

You don’t even need to be planning a trip to Thailand to know that riding an elephant is synonymous with visiting this charming and beautiful country in Southeast Asia. However, what you probably don’t know is that by going to an elephant show or riding an elephant you are contributing to the exploitation of elephants in Thailand. Even national parks and other “official” locations in Thailand are participating in the debilitation of these gentle giants.


Embrace the Reason for the Season by Volunteering in Africa

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 0 Comments

Wildlife Sanctuary South Africa

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Christmas’? Gifts and wrapping paper? Tinsel and trees? Snowflakes and reindeer? Family togetherness and great food? The festive season is a magical time but we’d like to argue that spending it in Africa, giving back to local communities and engaging with kids who have very little, will make it even more so.


“Save the Whales!” 7 Volunteer Abroad Opportunities for Animal Lovers

Feature - Monday, 8 April 2013 - 0 Comments

Volunteer Abroad with Giant Pandas

You sobbed when Mufasa died. You freed the frogs on dissection day. You asked your parents for just about every pet imaginable. You are an animal lover, and it’s about time you turned your passion into action. Hundreds of wildlife conservation opportunities are available for those of you looking into…


10 Things That Are Just Better Abroad

Feature - Monday, 16 July 2012 - 8 Comments

10 Things That Are Just Better Abroad

Ever notice that while you’re in a different country some things seem better than they are in your home nation? Maybe this is due to the euphoric state of mind travel puts you in, or maybe things seem better because they’re different. No matter the reason, this sensation makes exploring…