Volunteer Archives - My Family Travels
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51 Summer Trip Ideas – Plan Your Perfect Family Vacation

It’s time for our annual roundup of the 51 best family summer trip ideas! Whether you can’t wait to explore a fantastic summer vacation spot -- or you’re concerned about...

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Sustainable Travel: 8 Ways To Travel Responsibly As A Family

Sustainable travel and ecotourism were always hot topics around Earth Day. But, when the pandemic put the world on pause and we watched our environment begin to heal itself, sustainable...

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The 23 Best Family Winter Getaways And Travel Deals

Sun or snow for your family winter getaway? Maybe you want to take that long-delayed trip to Orlando, go on a cruise with extended family or explore Paris through Emily’s eyes....

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Family on an inflatable raft ride the rapids down the Grand Canyon with OARS outfitters. Photo by Josh Miller for OARS
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24 Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas for 2024

Are sun and sand, snow, or city lights among your spring break ideas? Maybe you want to sail away being pampered every minute (No meals to cook! No beds to make!) Maybe you want...

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Give Back Gifts that Give Back and Help Others

Tis the season for gratitude, and we're grateful for the give back gifts that offer sustainable options to help others, support good causes and let us skip long lines.

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How To Volunteer On Vacation

Choosing to volunteer on vacation with so many options available can be a daunting task. This is especially true for families and teens...

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Teen And Family Volunteer Vacation Opportunities

Family volunteer vacations, once known as voluntourism, are back in action as the global pandemic comes under control. From community service to building homes, environmental research...

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Guide to Hosting an Exchange Student

Hosting a foreign exchange student is the best way to learn about new cultures without leaving home. Each year, nearly 30,000 high school students come to the United States...

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How Coronavirus Will Affect Your Travel Plans

Updated Mar. 29, 2020. As Passover, Easter and summer vacations approach, families around the world are very concerned about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its impact on...

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