Making a difference: Volunteer with the family

Go somewhere spectacular, do something unusual, make new friends, preserve the environment and gain new skills in the process. Plus, how to celebrate World Book Day

Puglia: Shepherding now and zen

"Out here, it's just me and my brain," shepherd Graziantonio Creanza proclaims via a translator, as he trills instructions to his 100-odd sheep high on the Murgia plateau near Altamura, Puglia. "I just empty my mind and live"

Volunteer tourism in Thailand

Volunteer tourism is all the rage and can reap great rewards for all those involved. But can projects really help the community or do more harm than good?

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