Travel: Action Vacations

Tired of lying on the beach? Next holiday, try something that lasts

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LEND A HELPING HAND Be an ambassador to children in Ghana, help spruce up an ancient site in Greece, monitor rare birds in Ecuador or teach English in China. You'll feel good about yourself.

LEARN A NEW SKILL With a little planning and at reasonable cost, you can perfect your tango, work on your yoga, cook up a storm or brush up on your French. Vacations may end, but learning need not.

FULFILL A FANTASY Do something you've always wanted to: be a cowboy, drive a steam locomotive through the English countryside, go to the North Pole or rough it...

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