Press Release Summary: Volunteers will avoid the tourist trail and blaze a trail out of the tourist spots and into the beautiful northern hills.
Press Release Body: Leeds, UK, October 20, 2008 -- One of South East Asia's most accessible and welcoming countries, travel in Thailand has been a favorite of independent travelers for decades. However, despite the boom in mass tourism that has enveloped areas such as Phuket and Koh Samui, it is still possible to experience the 'real' Thailand by participating in a volunteer vacation.
Peaceful waterways, remote hill tribe villages, bustling night markets and the countless tropical beaches combine to make travel in Thailand both relaxing and rewarding. Volunteer vacation options in Thailand can include conservation projects on Koh Tao and teaching English in Bangkok, if you're interested in volunteering in Thailand, here are a few tips for your travels:
1. Learn a little Thai; the locals will love you for it. 2. The bathrooms might be very different from what you're used to (think: hole in the ground) so come ready to embrace those differences. 3. If you are volunteering with kids bring them some candy from America, seeing them experience unknown tastes is a thrill for them as well as you. 4. Hang out with the locals at the project; avoid the temptation to hang around with other foreigners. If you become friends with the Thai they will most definitely show you the special beaches and sights that foreigners never see.
For more travel tips check out this travel advice video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGJ64QKa-cI
Looking for a place to start the search for volunteering options? A popular volunteer vacation in Thailand offered by i-to-i is:
Community work with Hill Tribe Children
Volunteers will avoid the tourist trail and blaze a trail out of the tourist spots and into the beautiful northern hills. As you might imagine, resources in the area are limited but one thing they have plenty of is smiles, as volunteers will see when you lend a helping hand and a warm heart. Volunteer vacationers will have to pitch in on a range of jobs, from taking care of the infants, teaching conversational English to a spot of cooking, but there will be plenty of time to discover a Thailand that's a world away from what most might expect.
This volunteer vacation in Thailand lasts for a minimum of 4 weeks and costs $1690, accommodations provided. For more information visit: http://www.i-to-i.com/volunteer-projects/volunteer-work-abroad-in-thailand.html
To see the wide range of volunteer vacations in Thailand now offered by i-to-i please visit: http://www.i-to-i.com/thailand or call 800-985-4864 for more information.
Since 1994, i-to-i, has been the award-winning leader in volunteer vacations, TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) training and job placement abroad. Each year, i-to-i sends approximately 5,000 volunteers to 500 projects in 35 countries and helps 15,000 people gain the certification necessary to teach English overseas. i-to-i volunteers contributed approximately one million hours of service last year.
i-to-i offers volunteer vacations in countries such as: Ecuador, Brazil, Uganda, Indonesia, Malaysia, Madagascar, Zambia, Vietnam, Ghana, Costa Rica, Honduras, New Zealand, Australia and Vietnam. For more information call 800-985-4864 or visit http://www.i-to-i.com , for media inquiries please contact Alexia Nestora, firstname.lastname@example.org Press Release Submission By PressReleasePoint(http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/)