Are you dying to visit Thailand (and us, of course!), but are hesitant because of how much it'll cost?? Well, satisfying your wanderlust by using a volunteer-vacation may help to cut down on the costs a little! Volunteer programs, such as Cross-Cultural Solutions, provide volunteer opportunities in many different countries, so you can make a difference while traveling and seeing the world!
A close college friend sent me the link to Cross-Cultural Solutions in case anyone we know wants to take advantage of it. She herself has done a few interesting things and traveled to some great places through this program! Volunteers are reimbursed for the taxes on their plane tickets and the first week's rooming fee (which is the program fee, which includes most meals). It may not be much, but hey, it's better than nothing and paying for everything yourself, right?