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By Greer Schott; Photograph courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Austin Get rewarded for giving back this summer as hotels hop on the voluntourism bandwagon. Traditionally done through socially and environmentally conscious outfitters, hotels are now offering voluntourism promotions with heavily discounted rates (save up to 50 percent!) when you spend part of your…

One of andBeyond's lodges is India. Top notch luxury safari outfitter andBeyond (see the company review in our Adventure Ratings) is known for its commitment to conservation and local community building. With burgeoning efforts in India coming to fruition in 2010, these guides are on the cutting edge of socially conscious adventure travel. But voluntourism?…

Take it from Micato Safaris, the high-end outfitter with a conscience: “luxury voluntourism” is not an oxymoron. Sort of. Starting this year, Micato promises to sponsor one Kenyan child’s education for every person who goes with them on safari. The volunteering comes with the “Lend a Helping Hand” trip extension. After 12 days sipping cocktails…

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Peru. The world’s far corners are now well within reach. PERU: The Real Sacred Valley Long before the term “voluntourism” became etched into the travel lexicon,…

Text by New York Times reporter and Iraq war correspondent Paul von Zielbauer, who started Roadmonkey as a way to combine adventure travel and giving back and engaging with local communities. He is currently taking guests up Kilimanjaro, followed by volunteering at a school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanina. Paul will be checking with us along the way. In my…

Text by New York Times reporter and Iraq war correspondent Paul von Zielbauer, who started Roadmonkey as a way to combine adventure travel and giving back and engaging with local communities. He is currently taking guests up Kilimanjaro, followed by volunteering at a school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanina. Paul will be checking with us…

Text by New York Times reporter and Iraq war correspondent Paul von Zielbauer, who started Roadmonkey as a way to combine adventure travel and giving back and engaging with local communities. He is currently taking guests up Kilimanjaro, followed by volunteering at a school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanina. Paul will be checking with us…

Photograph courtesy of Biosphere Expeditions Attention animal lovers: Biosphere Expeditions has a few spots left on its “creatures of the deep” Azores expedition. A specialist in wildlife conservation trips, the UK-based nonprofit will send you on a ten-day whale-, dolphin-, and loggerhead-watching binge for about $1,300—meals and accommodations included. Bed down in a guesthouse on…

Want to respond to President Obama's call to service and get your adventure fix? Learn about volunteering opportunities all over the globe. This coming week idealist.org is launching three global volunteering fairs on the East Coast. The event will feature panel discussions, work shops, tips on doing-it on the cheap, and face-to-face meetings with volunteers.…

For the green-minded traveler, it’s easy to get lost in the jungle of new terms. Ecotourism, geotourism, voluntourism, sustainable tourism—more names keep popping up all the time, threatening to confuse even the most savvy globetrotter. By focusing on the well-established terms listed below, you can understand what really matters in the global movement to make…