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Find out the latest travel news and updates on our many of our volunteer abroad and intern abroad projects. We also regularly write about Responsible travel news and ethical developments around the world.

The Importance of a Travel Journal

So it’s been a whole two years since I travelled out to Kenya and Tanzania to start my volunteer experience abroad. Time has gone by so quickly, with the mad rush of coming back to the UK, moving into a new home and finding a job I’ve barely had time to think about my experiences volunteering...

How to choose the best volunteering abroad project for you

With so many options to chose from, making a decision about which volunteering abroad project to take part in can be quite tricky. At Kaya alone we have over 200 projects in 27 countries, in a range of sectors, from wildlife and environmental conservation to community, health and education work....

Is International Volunteering for me?

If you are thinking about signing up to volunteer abroad, then you need to ask yourself an important question; is international volunteering for me?  This will help to ensure that you, the project and your friends and family aren’t disappointed.   Volunteering abroad can be a life-changing...

Diving in Belize – A Montana group’s experience

A group of biology students from the University of Great Falls, Montana have been travelling with us on a faculty-led ‘reef and ruins’ tour of Belize. After exploring the indigenous wildlife and Mayan ruins on the land, they are currently enjoying the best diving in Belize on our...

Tom in Tacloban: Arriving in the Philippines

Hi everyone! My name is Tom and I’m a Placement Advisor here at Kaya Responsible Travel. I’ve been working for Kaya for just over four months now and I was previously based in our UK office in Manchester for the first four months. However, now, as you may have guessed from the title of this blog...

Kaya partners with Thailand Tourism to encourage more volunteers

Kaya are proud to announce that we have become official partners of Thailand tourism authority in the “Little Big Project” campaign launched this week. The campaign as been set up to encourage more volunteer participation in the various community and environmental initiatives that are...

New Year, New You! Make Time for Travel in 2013.

It’s January and yes, the time is ripe for making New Year’s resolutions. I personally like the idea of a new start for a new year, it is the perfect time to evaluate and make plans. I take issue with most of the generic resolutions though (exercise more, eat more fruit, stop hitting the snooze...

Building Volunteers Needed in the Philippines!

Living in the Philippines with my work for Kaya means I have seen first-hand some of the harsh conditions people have to struggle with on a regular basis, but I also get to see the fantastic work our volunteers do and how much it helps. Our building projects here go some way towards helping people...

Whale sharks arrive in Belize

Exciting news this week! The whale-sharks have arrived early to the Caribbean waters of Belize and Kaya marine conservation volunteers have been delighted with visits from the gentle giants of the sea.  With awesome visibility and perfect conditions, the team have been documenting the sightings...

Getting into the Christmas Spirit in the Philippines!

Last week, members of Kaya staff along with some volunteers in the Philippines joined with the children from a few of our projects in a day of celebration. We were not only celebrating Christmas (which is certainly a huge cause for celebration in the Philippines!) but also the achievements of the...