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Smart Travel

Although we were exhausted from the long drive late Saturday night, we were filled with excitement and anticipation as we arrived in the sleepy little village. If only our gas tanks had been so full! We managed to get to

The Ultimate Packing List

Forget your toothbrush? Only arrive with one sock? Don’t sweat it, IDEAS is here to help! Whether you arrive at your destination and discover you forgot to pack something important or end up paying extra baggage fees, learning the packing

Six Tips for Funding Your Trip

One of the first questions I am always asked is, “Do I have to raise money to volunteer overseas?” And I reply, “Yes, but it is not nearly as scary as you might think!” At IDEAS, most of our volunteer