When it comes to travelling abroad for any significant amount of time, the food available is likely to be up there near the top of most people’s priorities. It will depend a lot on where you are travelling and how far off the beaten track you plan to venture. If you’re staying in tourist areas of countries which have embraced the Western world’s eating preferences then you’re likely to be able to find a few foods you recognise. This will mean however, missing out on arguably one of the best parts of travelling to new places – trying the local cuisine.
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The United Nations’ World Humanitarian Day, which took place last Sunday 19th August, saw an incredible social media outreach campaign reach 1,132,204,110 people. The day, run by the UN, aims to recognise the courage of those who face adversity and put themselves at risk in order to help others.
Track some of Africa’s smaller wildlife, learn a multitude of surveying techniques, and get involved in an African bush community all on Frontier’s Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure.
Today we speak to Adam Brown, Project Coordinator on Frontier's Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure project. He tells us what volunteers can expect from the project, what camp life is like and why it's a great place to spend some time abroad.
Just booked yourself on a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering trip? Kerry Law, founder of responsible travel website Goodtrippers, shares some tips on the best ways to capture an experience that could be the start of a great blog, book or even travel career. And at the very least your memories will last longer than your suntan...
Looking through the vast number of photos we get sent from our lovely volunteers, we noticed something brilliant and we thought it was about time we shared it with you lot. Tongue in Cheek of the Week will showcase only the cheekiest of wildlife caught on camera by Frontier volunteers whilst out in the field (anything with its tongue out :p). We've got quite the collection of these so be sure to keep your eye out for more tongues soon! We kick things off with one of our absolute faves...
Future Volunteer Interview: Rainu Ittycheriah (Lumos Student Travel Award Winner) - Thailand Teaching
We spoke to future Frontier volunteer Rainu Ittycheriah, who successfully applied for the Lumos Student Travel Award Programme. Rainu will be heading out to Thailand to work on two of Frontier's teaching projects during August and September. We found out what the application process involved and why she can't wait to get out there. Rainu will be blogging about her adventure via Lumos as well as her personal site.
Frontier is launching a fantastic new Ski Instructor Course at the world famous Tignes resort in the French Alps. Today we speak to James Stewart-Hunter, an instructor at the resort, who tells us all about this amazing opportunity and why Tignes is the place to be to learn your trade as an instructor.
Welcome to another week on Into The Wild. As usual, we kick things off with an amazing photo found in the wonderful world of Flickr. This week we say thanks to Jack_Z for this amazing action shot of a lemur. Frontier's amazing selection of projects in Madagascar offer volunteers the chance to get up close and very personal with these amazing animals.
In this brand new feature, we'll be bringing you a monthly roundup of what's been happening on Frontier projects; from what’s been caught by Cambodia’s camera traps to an absence of ‘sweetlips’ in Tanzania, find out what’s happening on some of Frontier’s main conservation projects around the World. For regular updates on project news makes sure you check out the Project News tab on The Society for Environmental Exploration (SEE) website.