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For 40 years, Transitions Abroad has been a trailblazer in providing practical information and inspiration for those wishing to travel while seeking greater understanding of other cultures through direct participation in the daily life of host communities.

We emphasize cultural immersion, adventure, responsible, and educational travel abroad while offering extensive articles, programs, and resources to provide you ideas.

 Featured Articles on Travel Abroad
Why I Travel: Burkina Faso Why I Travel: The Impact of Exploring the World by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated essay by a long-time traveler exploring questions regarding what motivates her endless voyages to all region of the earth. 
Cooking classes in Italy Cooking Lessons in Italy: Mamma Knows Best by Amy E. Roberston
A review of some of the top cooking schools across regions in Italy, where food is prepared with love in classes, markets are explored, and local accommodations are often available.
Travel in Shanghai, China Under the Spell of Bustling Shanghai, Hotspot of Modern China by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
Shanghai is perhaps the most bustling city in modern China, with endless spellbinding attractions to see and things to do, and a very eclectic mixture of the old and the new.
Travel in South Africa Five Unforgettable Adventures in South Africa by Ted Campbell
Adventures in South Africa, where the realities for a traveler far exceed what can ever be imagined
Budget Travel in Europe Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget
An interview with Andy Steves on his new book based on his extensive independent experience as well as while leading group tours. He offers advice on how to explore and get the most out of visits to 13 great cities.
Guide to Guanajuato, Mexico Guanajuato, Mexico: Love at First Sight by Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated guide—with key background information in the form of a narrative—to one of the most beautiful cities in a country with a complex history, people, and a rich culture.
Zimbabwe elephant How to Plan Campervan or Motorhome Travel in Australia by Nora Dunn
It is always a great time to take a campervan or motorhome trip in sunny Australia, and here is the inside scoop to make it happen.
Travel by Cargo Ship Around the World Travel by Cargo Ship Around the World by Friedel Rother
Imagine for a moment that you are on the deck of a ship, sipping a glass of wine. You turn your head towards the water just in time to spot a pod of dolphins swimming by. After lingering in the sunshine for a while, it's time to head inside for a 3-course evening meal and a splash in the pool before retiring to bed. Now, what kind of vessel are you on?
Budget travel in France: an apartment.
France on a Budget — Yes, It is Possible
Rewarding travel on the cheap in France is still possible, especially with the recent rise in the value of the dollar. Here are many options for affordable trips, preferably taken slowly, to some of  the most enjoyable locations in France, with links to accommodations, dining, and transportation that can fit many budgets this summer and fall.
South Africa elephant Camping Safari in Northern South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe by Lies Ouwerkerk
Varied adventures through remarkable regions and countries in Africa while in a small group, camping and seeing spectacular wildlife and natural wonders, and meeting local people along the way.
Culinary budget travel in Europe
How to Eat Well on a Budget in Europe
Some of the many options for dining well on a budget when traveling in Europe, where great cheap local food is available everywhere.
Sustainable Mexican tourism A More Sustainable Face of Mexican Tourism by Tim Leffel
Sustainable tours in Mexico for those who wish to explore regions of the country without taking a generic package.
Solo Traveler Tips 10 Tips From a Seasoned Solo Traveler: How to Make the Best of Your Travels Abroad by Ted Campbell
Advice derived from years of solo travel, mistakes and all, by one who has seen the world from many perspectives.
Overseas travel insurance Overseas Travel Insurance: Why You Need It and When You Don't by Nora Dunn
An author and very experienced traveler provides a practical no-nonsense guide on how to select the best overseas travel insurance coverage, emphasizing why you may or may not need such paid security.
Picking grapes in Andalusia, Spain Olive Picking and Traditional Cooking in Hidden Andalucía by Martin Li
In Southern Spain, the magical region of Andalucia offers options such as working on the olive harvest, learning to taste and distinguish the olive oils, while enjoying traditional cooking.
Cheapest Destinations travel blog

Budget Travel in Mexico and Central America

Budget Travel in South America

Budget Travel in Asia

Budget Travel in the New Eastern Europe

A series of articles by author Tim Leffel on regional options for smart travel on the cheap.

Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing Slow Immersion Travel: Learning by Experiencing by Dr. Jessica Voigts
How to practice the type of educational travel that motivates many fascinating explorers and writers currently and historically.
Authentic Food in Mexico
The Ultimate Guide to Authentic Eating in Mexico by Ted Campbell
The author has literally eaten his way across Mexico, and describes many of the wide variety of delicious national and regional dishes to be enjoyed, including where to find the most authentic food.
Transitions Abroad offers a rich and varied selection of articles by experts on various modes of travel abroad to participant reports by travelers coming from all walks of life who share a desire for discovery of the fascinating world about them.

Whether you seek a new adventure abroad, wish to slow down and respect the way of life of the local people, or immerse yourself in the culture and locations you have long wished to visit, the following sections offer articles and resources which will provide you with ideas to make it happen.
 Adventure Travel Abroad
 Budget Travel Abroad
 Culinary Travel Abroad
 Cultural Travel and Tours Abroad
 Family Travel Abroad
 Independent and Solo Travel Abroad
 Responsible Travel and Ecotourism Abroad
 Senior Travel Abroad
 Teen and Student Travel Abroad
 The Resourceful Traveler with Tim Leffel
 Travel Writing
 Women Travel Abroad
 Featured Travel Abroad Programs
Animal Rescue in Galapagos with Lead Advenures Volunteer in Ecuador and the Galapagos with Lead Adventures
Interested in helping to rehabilitate the endangered wildlife, rather than looking at animals from far away or on TV? This program will give you exactly what you want. As local experts we offer you the chance of a lifetime—3 different animal rescue centers in only 4 weeks! Explore the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes Highlands and the Coast of Ecuador while helping in the rescue centers of each region. This one-of-a-kind program also offers you a one-day training of animal handling before starting your adventure.
Women Volunteer Abroad Cross-Cultural Solutions: Volunteer Abroad for the Experience of a Lifetime!
Experience another culture like never before while making a real difference in people’s lives. You’ll gain perspectives and insights into the local culture and yourself while working side-by-side with local people on community-led initiatives. Placements are available in the areas of social services, education, and health. Choose from 9 countries—Brazil, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Morocco, Peru, Tanzania, and Thailand.
Tours and Vacations for Women Sights and Soul Travels
Experience the ultimate Tours and Vacations for Women. We travel slowly, in small groups, enjoying exclusive experiences, fine dining, boutique hotels, and personalized services. Join us in Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Eastern Europe, Egypt, England, France, Galapagos, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand or Vietnam.
The Women's Travel Group The Women's Travel Group: Smart Tours for Smart Women
We offer "smart" group tours for women. Itineraries about the country, the culture and the people, not about free time, cooking or shopping. You experience country highlights as well as less visited gems + some exotic destinations. We hire speakers, always add museum visits, and include UNESCO Heritage Sites. Groups are small. Tours are inclusive with few options. Shares and Singles are available.
 Find Travel Abroad Programs
Cultural Travel and Special Interest Vacations
Unique programs and tours that combine the places you most want to go with the things you most like to do.
Educational Travel Programs
Learning programs designed for those with a variety of interests, from archeological tours of Greece to biking tours of Italy to safaris in the Amazon.
Responsible Travel Programs
Regional listing of programs and tours that respect local cultures and the environment while making a positive contribution to the host community.
Senior Travel Programs and Tours with Substance
Travel programs worldwide which take into account the interests and concerns of today's mature travelers, including volunteer vacations.
Teen Study and Travel Programs
Student travel organizations that sponsor exchange programs and teen programs for high school age students.
Women Travel Tours and Clubs
Tours and clubs designed specifically for women who seek to travel together abroad.
Adventure travel in Ecuador with Lead Adventures
Volunteer Abroad with GO ECO
Budget workshops in France with Aliore
French mobile travel phone
Travel Health and Safety Online Course
Hotels.com
Sights and Soul Travel for Women
Tours for Women with French Escapade
Travel Together Tours
 
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