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Todd's Story

Todd's Story

Date: Monday, 23 May 2016

Early on in 2013 I had been working in the same job for 5 years and I just needed some change, I needed to do something different, to explore and find out who I was and what it was I wanted in life. I started to look online for ideas and I stumbled ...

Rhino Guardian Project Starts Leopard Conservation

Rhino Guardian Project Starts Leopard Conservation

Date: Thursday, 7 April 2016

Exciting updates from the Rhino Guardian Project - the team are introducing Leopard monitoring and tracking. ...

Volunteering is for guys too

Volunteering is for guys too

Date: Monday, 14 March 2016

Read about Kiwi Matt's time in South Africa volunteering at three different projects, his new tattoo (maybe) and why if you're a guy you need to do this too! ...

Rhino Guardian Project

Rhino Guardian Project

Date: Monday, 14 March 2016

I've done nothing more, so far, than describe to you exactly what we did on this project. There's no exaggeration here, I've not been handed a bribe to do this. I'm just writing from the heart. And that really is what has been affected by this ...

Canada Adds to Woes For Young Kiwis Planning Their Big OE

Canada Adds to Woes For Young Kiwis Planning Their Big OE

Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Young New Zealanders planning a Big OE are finding it continues to get more complicated to organise as Canada changes its working holiday visa regulations for Kiwi travellers.
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Fund Raising Ideas - IWH

Fund Raising Ideas - IWH

Date: Thursday, 11 February 2016

Fund Raising can be daunting but we've good some top ideas to help you think outside the square ...

UK Visa Costs to increase soon

UK Visa Costs to increase soon

Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Australians and New Zealanders to Pay Annual Fees to Access NHS! ...

Whistler made me a skier. And I’m damn proud of it.

Whistler made me a skier. And I’m damn proud of it.

Date: Friday, 29 January 2016

Vodka fueled and Red-Bull propelled, Whistler was all the adrenaline you could handle and a dance party to boot. It was bigger, steeper, deeper, and more badass than anywhere I’d skied, and it was mine for the taking.
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Erika making a difference she'll never forget

Erika making a difference she'll never forget

Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Being at the orphanage you learn a lot about the children and Soweto, but along the way you discover who you are more than anything.
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For the Love of Elephants

For the Love of Elephants

Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

This trip is worth it for anybody willing to get outside of their comfort zone for 1 week, only our translator spoke English so you have to have patience and be able to laugh at yourself. Because when shovelling elephant poo there are plenty of ...

What are the Camps Like at Camp America

What are the Camps Like at Camp America

Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Alot of people ask what the camps are like - well - we will tell you! ...

Welgevonden Big 5 - Hard to pronounce - Easy to love!

Welgevonden Big 5 - Hard to pronounce - Easy to love!

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2015

by Pip Myram, Assistant Volunteer Co-ordinator at Welgevonden Game Reserve.
Having been a volunteer myself in South Africa, I can remember what I wanted out of my time while volunteering: I expected to meet new people, ...

Elle's Save the Lions Project Adventure!

Elle's Save the Lions Project Adventure!

Date: Sunday, 8 November 2015

8 hours to go… 5 hours to go… 2 hours to go. The longest plane ride I have ever taken, counting down the minutes until I finally arrive in Johannesburg from Wellington, New Zealand. After a 3 hour flight to Sydney and a 15 hour flight to ...

Blood Lions Up-Roar

Blood Lions Up-Roar

Date: Sunday, 25 October 2015

In recent months the social media frenzy on canned hunting has really ramped up. A few animal activists in South Africa started a group to help "save the lions" and mostly they play on internet viewer ignorance and use emotional images and ...

Almost One Year as an Au Pair

Almost One Year as an Au Pair

Date: Friday, 9 October 2015

This Blog has been a long time coming and something I have been meaning to write for quite a while. I have been in America living as an Au Pair just out of Washington DC in a town called Rockville.
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Hi I’m Briar and I have just recently finished my year in America as an Au Pair.

Hi I’m Briar and I have just recently finished my year in America as an Au Pair.

Date: Monday, 25 May 2015

I lived in Columbus, Indiana, and although in America, it’s not a big touristy state. I absolutely loved my time there! I loved being able to experience the real day to day life and culture of Americans.
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South Africa will steal your heart

South Africa will steal your heart

Date: Thursday, 14 May 2015

Visiting several volunteer projects in South Africa is a really tough part of my job. :-) Not only do I get to catch up with some awesome kiwis on the projects but I get to return to South Africa once again. ...

One Year in The Big Apple!

One Year in The Big Apple!

Date: Monday, 23 March 2015

I cannot believe I have lived in New York now for one whole YEAR! I remember the first few months of being here, it was very difficult; learning a new culture, living in someone else’s house, making new friends, going to a new church, living without ...

Loving life in the Nations Capital!

Loving life in the Nations Capital!

Date: Tuesday, 12 August 2014

I’m Lauran and I’ve been an Au Pair in America for over 9 months now, I live in Washington D.C and I absolutely love this beautiful city!
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 It’s crazy to think that I’ve nearly been in America four months

It’s crazy to think that I’ve nearly been in America four months

Date: Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Hi, I’m Anna and I’ve been an Au Pair in America since January 2014. It’s crazy to think that I’ve nearly been here four months, time just flies by. I live in suburban Philadelphia, the fifth biggest city in America, in the state of Pennsylvania
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