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Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide to Voluntourism

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Imagine yourself in a schoolroom in one of the most remote regions of one of the most hard-to-reach countries on earth. Nepal. The Lower Mustang region to be exact. To reach it takes a 14-hour flight from New York to Doha, Qatar. Then four hours by air to Kathmandu. Transfer at one of the world's most dangerous airports to a 90-minute flight to Pokhara, followed by a jarri ...more
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Published April 5th 2019 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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When I picked up Travel with Purpose (Rowman & Littlefield) I was skeptical. I’ve never had much of a real opinion on “voluntourism” myself, but I’ve read countless op-eds skewed towards each side, some encouraging anybody who has the means to incorporate volunteering into their next vacation and others, including a particularly critical New York Times Magazine piece, criticizing the movement.

The negative op-eds were always more attention-grabbing, and so “voluntourism” sat in my
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Travel with Purpose by Jeff Blumenfeld is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early April.

I’ve been attracted to the concept of voluntourism since my early teens when I heard about the Peace Corps and, later on, when my college offered something called ‘alternative spring break’ in New Orleans where I could put forth service hours. However, this book has a motivational, yet promotional seminar tone to it all, rather a lot like it’s a long brochure or newspaper article about the origins of v
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BIOGRAPHY
Jeff Blumenfeld, author, You Want to Go Where?

Jeff Blumenfeld is founder of Blumenfeld and Associates, Inc., a public relations and special-events firm based in Darien, Connecticut, that has served some of the largest outdoor recreation companies in the U.S. Clients have included Coleman, Duofold, Du Pont, Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End, LEKI USA, Lewmar, Mares, Orvis, Timberl
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