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Ask the Experts: How can I volunteer while I travel?

It’s Friday! Here at the STA Travel Blog, we’re quite excited by this. Why? Because it’s time to Ask the Experts to share their wisdom and answer one of your travel questions.

This week’s question is on a topic that we get lots of enquiries about: volunteering abroad. Not only is volunteering a great way to give something back, it’s also a chance to enjoy a really unique experience on your travels.

Remember, if something travel-related has got you all in a fluster, email us with your question for our Experts.

Now, without further ado, let’s hear this week’s question, courtesy of Andrew in Edinburgh:

I’m looking for somewhere to travel, but also to give back by doing some volunteering. Where do you recommend? Andrew in Edinburgh

Can our Experts inspire Andrew to take the volunteering path? Can they find him that perfect balance between giving something back and travelling? There’s only one way to find out – over to you, Experts!

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Shakedown, Beijing

Welcome back to the weekly Shakedown, the STA Travel Blog feature that rattles a destination until it gives up its inside story; including hints and tips on making the most of your time in the area, plus some diamond insights into the ways of life that make a place so unique.

This week, we’re taking a look at one of the world’s busiest cities, as famous for its clucking side streets as its iconic and historical landscape. If you have no idea about where we’re headed (you haven’t read the title) then buckle up, as we take Beijing through the Shakedown.


 Choice is something you'll never be stuck for in Beijing | Photo by ernop

You’ll discover more about the Chinese capital’s history-chomping sites, and discover how you can follow in the footsteps of dynasties gone by, while rubbing shoulders with the locals that make up the world’s fifth largest city by population.
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