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Having a gap year over 50 – what’s it all about!

We asked ‘mature traveller’ Sara about her experience as an Oyster volunteer. She had some fantastic advice to make things more comfortable for those slightly older volunteers looking for an overseas adventure …

Oyster reviews: combatting food waste in Portugal

Portugal volunteering is a popular choice for holidays with a difference and gap years. Here Oyster participants tell us about their Portugal volunteering experience on the food waste reduction project:   “I …

Covid-19: Last-minute travel updates

We are as excited as you are about dusting off the backpack and getting back out into the big, wide world! If you are chomping at the bit and want to know …

13 Ideas for Unusual Holidays in Europe

Gone are the days when busy beach resorts and commercial coach tours on the continent were what we wanted for our holidays. Today’s modern travellers are journeying further and more responsibly to …

Top 7 places to practice your Spanish

Spanish is spoken by over 430 million people worldwide and is the 2nd most spoken language by native speakers in the world. With 21 countries, who have Spanish as their official language, there is plenty of choice, so we have created our top Spanish speaking countries to travel to!

11 of the Best Places for Horse Riding Holidays

Spending your holiday exploring a new country on horseback might seem like an unusual way to travel, but horseback riding holidays are growing in popularity as a unique and alternative way to …

Online Volunteering Opportunities

We have received so much support from previous and future volunteers – thank you to you all, it is wonderful to see how many of you are keen to support our charity …

How to Work in New Zealand

Packing a suitcase, getting on a plane and leaving your old life behind you; a daunting but thrilling prospect of travel, adventure and discovery. Many people dream of escaping to paradise for …

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