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Join Us in Featuring Tourism in Lycoming County! Lycoming County Visitors Bureau holds Photo Contest

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Photo submitted - Chipmunk by Cody Schamberg

The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau is conducting a photo contest beginning July 1, 2014 and running until December 31, 2014.  We are looking to you the visitors and residents to submit photos that feature tourism activities and attractions here in Lycoming County for the below categories.

  • People (example – family riding bikes on the Pine Creek Trail)
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Guest Article: Be A Traveler, Not A Tourist

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December 31, 1969

Today's blog is brought to you by Paige Soucie. She is the founder and CEO of Soucie Holdings LLC, a digital marketing business specializing in content writing and social media. She has a passion for cooking, writing, traveling and learning. Soucie received degrees in Journalism and Political Science, and a minor in Spanish from Arizona State University. more»

Travel Buddy of the Week: Project Hawai'i

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Project Hawai'i, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

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Travel Buddy of the Week: ArtCorps

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to ArtCorps, our Travel Buddy of the Week! more»

Travel Buddy of the Week: Abroad China

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Abroad China, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

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Travel Buddy of the Week: Real Gap Experience

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Real Gap Experience, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

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From Piranha Soup to Curry Grasshoppers: A Short Guide to Unusual Foods Around The World

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December 31, 1969

Now my purpose of this article is not to put you off going to any of these destinations. We all know that volunteering broadens your horizons. But how about broadening your tastes and tickling your taste buds with some unique and, dare I say it, “unusual” local dishes? more»

Travel Buddy of the Week: Moroccan Children's Trust

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to the Moroccan Children's Trust, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

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Travel Buddy Of The Week: Center for Women and Families

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to The Center for Women and Families, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

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Ditch Those Destination Jitters!

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December 31, 1969

You have arrived at your volunteer destination.  Your heart is beating 100 miles an hour. You're double-checking that you haven’t left anything behind on the bus, train or car. Maybe your hands are sweaty. Those butterflies in your stomach must be doing somersaults in double time. Don’t worry!

These symptoms that you are experiencing actually have a label: excitement! more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Condortrekkers

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Condortrekkers, our Travel Buddy of the Week!Condortrekkers logo more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: EDventure International

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to EDventure International, our Travel Buddy of the Week!EDventure International logo more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Teach Huaraz Peru

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Teach Huaraz Peru, our Travel Buddy of the Week!Teach Huaraz Peru logo more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Supporting Kids In Peru (SKIP)

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Supporting Kids In Peru (SKIP), our Travel Buddy of the Week!SKIP Peru Logo more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Malaika Ecotourism

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Malaika Ecotourism, our Travel Buddy of the Week!Malaika Ecotourism- Travel Buddy of the Week more»

Leaving For An Extended Volunteer Trip: Beyond The Logistics

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December 31, 1969

Editor’s note: Brittany is embarking on a yearlong Fulbright program in Malaysia starting this January. Below are tips that have helped her prepare for this trip, as well as prvious ones! more»

Stages Of Culture Shock And The Mystery Of Acculturation

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December 31, 1969

Whether you are volunteering, traveling, or studying abroad for any length of time, you will most likely encounter culture shock at some point.  Here is a look at what you will be feeling during each of the stages. more»

Your Volunteer Vacation Timeline

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December 31, 1969

When choosing a volunteer vacation, you’ll find that most organizations ask you to submit your application several months in advance, and make your first deposit six weeks before your departure date.

Your volunteer vacation timeline - Volunteer Global

They’ll need time to arrange: more»

Dar Al Ayatam Al Islamiya, The El-Hibri Foundation, and Youth Welfare in Lebanon

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December 31, 1969

Peace, education, justice, and the welfare of youth have long been recognized as the foundations of a thriving society. While conflict and poor economic conditions have left many in a sense of hopelessness in the Middle East, two great organizations have provided relief and promoted peaceful solutions in Lebanon and the U.S.: Dar Al Ayatam Al Islamiya and the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: AEC-TEA Association

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to AEC-TEA Association, our Travel Buddy of the Week!AEC-TEA Association logo more»

Voluntourism And Other Travel Buzzwords: Defined!

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December 31, 1969

While choosing a volunteer abroad program, you’ll come across some terms that often are used interchangeably. This book will focus primarily on volunteer vacations and long-term service, but let’s take a look at the more common types of travel associated with these two, and note the differences. more»

Volunteer Abroad For Agriculture, Reforestation, And Gardening

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December 31, 1969

Today’s topic is volunteering for agriculture, reforestation, and gardening—this is a great outdoor workout that improves your health and the community you’re working in. Let’s get started! more»

Volunteer Abroad For Research Projects

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December 31, 1969

For today’s article, let’s go over volunteer abroad programs that focus on research. This is a great area to volunteer in, especially if you’re a student seeking college credit for your volunteer work. more»

All About Literacy Volunteering

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December 31, 1969

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.—Frederick Douglass more»

Volunteering In East Africa

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December 31, 1969

Currently, East Africa is one of the parts of our world that is most in need for willing, skilled, and hard-working volunteers. more»

Two Volunteering Opportunities In Morocco

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December 31, 1969

Located in the hub of three worlds, Morocco is part of Africa, the Middle East, and just across the Strait of Gibraltar from Europe. While this has promoted some degree of cultural diversification and an outlet for modernity, today Morocco is ranked 130th on the UN’s Human Development Index, making it one of the least developed countries of the world. more»

Seven Christmas Gifts For The Needy Volunteer Traveler

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December 31, 1969

Christmas for a volunteer can be tough—especially if you’re about to leave on a major trip abroad. It’s likely that you want to pack light, and you might have a hard time explaining to friends and family what exactly you can take along on your trip. As someone who’s volunteered abroad and is about to leave on a trip myself, here is my handy-dandy guide for the needy volunteer! more»

Volunteering In Animal Shelters At Home And Abroad

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December 31, 1969

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ---Mahatma Gandhi more»

Hurdling Through The Difficulties Of Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Volunteering abroad will likely be one of the best experiences of your life—you’ll meet new people, learn new skills, and be able to push the limits of your worldview. However, volunteering abroad isn’t all fun and games. A number of issues, some of which you can control and some of which you cannot, could pop up at any time. more»

Getting Serious About Volunteering Abroad: How To Educate Yourself About The Movement

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December 31, 1969

It’s easy to take the volunteer abroad industry at face value. After all, how complicated can it be? You find a cause, find a program, and book your flight, right? Depending on how familiar you are, it may be surprising that the volunteer abroad industry is extremely complex, ripe with discussion and debate as it struggles to provide for the needs of the communities and volunteers. more»

Volunteering In South America

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December 31, 1969

South America is a popular volunteer abroad destination for a variety of reasons. Recent political stability and a surge in development programs coupled with beautiful scenery, diverse cultures, and an increasing number of volunteer programs available make South America a perfect volunteer destination. more»

Long-Term Volunteer Abroad Options

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December 31, 1969

Volunteering long-term is amazing. Not only are you able to really address the need that you are championing, but you also give yourself some time to gain valuable skills that are both useful to the project and to your resume. more»

We Are All Just People: An Organization Dedicated To Providing A Human Quality To Holiday Assistance

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December 31, 1969

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.—Albert Pike more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Platanitos Turtle Camp

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Platanitos Turtle Camp, our Travel Buddy of the Week! Playa Las Tortugas/Platanitos Sea Turtle Camp more»

How To Receive Academic Credit For Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Pairing volunteer work abroad with academic courses, such as choosing to do an Alternative Spring Break, taking a Gap Year, or going overseas to volunteer in the future, can be an effective resume builder as well as a means for gaining that extra bit of academic credit you have been putting off. more»

Volunteering Abroad in Malaysia

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December 31, 1969

This January, I am thrilled to be leaving the U.S. for eleven months to teach English in Malaysia as a recipient of a 2012—2013 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant. I have to tell you guys: this grant is my greatest dream come true. more»

Lost In Translation: Words And Phrases In Other Languages

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December 31, 1969

As an English major, it is no secret that I absolutely love words. I love everything about them—from learning new ones to learning entirely new languages. On my travels, I wholly enjoyed exploring both the lands that I was visiting and their unique languages. more»

Volunteering With Alternative Break Programs: 7 Common Questions Answered

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December 31, 1969

The term alternative break is a well-known buzzword in the volunteering arena. But what is it exactly? Below are some of the most frequently asked questions answered! more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: SAIDIA Tanzania

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to SAIDIA Tanzania, our Travel Buddy of the Week! Tanzania Flag - Volunteer Global more»

A Quick Guide To Microfinance

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December 31, 1969

Today's blog post is courtesy of Ben Smith. more»

Fiji: Cultural Immersion And Ecotourism

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December 31, 1969

Today's blog post is courtesy of Joe Cozza. more»

Travel Buddy Interview: Paramedics For Children

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December 31, 1969

For today’s Travel Buddy Interview, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rodger Harrison, President and Founder of Paramedics for Children. more»

Could Thanksgiving Become A Service Learning Holiday?

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December 31, 1969

Each Thanksgiving, I enjoy the same scene—family, football, and tons of food. It's amazing—something I look forward to each year (like my mom's deviled eggs), but I can't help but thinking there's something missing that would make Thanksgiving seriously the best holiday of the bunch. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: AMAIDI

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to AMAIDI, our Travel Buddy of the Week! AMAIDI Logo - Volunteer Global more»

Volunteering Abroad Opportunities In Mexico

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December 31, 1969

Home to 113 million people and the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world, with a history dating back tens of thousands of years including some of the most advanced ancient civilizations, Mexico is perhaps one of the most diverse countries in the Americas.

Oaxaca, Mexico - Volunteer Global more»

Changing The World Of Charity: Starting With The Donor

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December 31, 1969

When I am not working with Volunteer Global, I am lucky enough to work with a women's educational organization that is full of bright, capable, and amazingly intelligent women. One of my favorite things about being here, besides our scrumptious all-staff luncheons, is the discussion and debate between every single member of staff about almost every topic under the sun. more»

On Sanibel, you don’t go anywhere without a camera

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1 year 40 weeks ago
A heron in the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Fla. Photo by Joseph W. Smith III.

My wife and I went to Sanibel for its legendary shelling -- but we were more impressed by the wildlife.

When we stepped out of our restaurant on the first night and a red-shouldered hawk landed on a lamp-post eight feet away, I knew I’d love the place. more»

Volunteering Abroad In South Africa

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December 31, 1969

Imagine living in a place that has 11 official languages, and the people have origins from all parts of the world—including Africa, Europe, and Asia, and the landscape is just as diverse as the people that inhabit it. The economy has begun to prosper, and is one of the only upper-middle incomes in the geographic region and the largest economy on the continent. more»

Volunteering Abroad For Women's Empowerment

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December 31, 1969

In most developing countries, women’s issues are of the utmost concern. Through empowering women in their communities, families have increased opportunities to escape poverty and end the traditional, misogynistic societies in which women and girls are sometimes treated as less than human.  more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: VolNepal

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to VolNepal, our Travel Buddy of the Week! VolNepal Logo - Volunteer Global more»

Geocaching: Good For The Area, The Environment, And Everybody

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December 31, 1969

After hiking for two hours through thick brush, swamp, and more mosquitoes than I had ever seen before, we came to a lone pine tree that overlooked a spectacular view of the Arkansas River. Even though we had only gone a mile away from the trail that was familiar to me, I could have been miles away from home. more»

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