Category Archives: Volunteer Vacations

Giving the Past a Future: Historical Preservation at Kulla Isuf Mazrekaj – Drenoc, Kosovo

Originally posted on The Runaway Bunny:
Like anything that’s been around for several centuries, the Isuf Mazrekaj kulla is finding that it needs to adapt in order to survive. These stone towers, potent symbols of traditional Islamic Kosovar culture, were particularly…

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Heritage Travel Volunteers

If you are looking for a unique travel experience, you may enjoy being a historic building conservation volunteer with Adventures in Preservation. Even if you are cramped for time, there are options to fit every kind of time restraint from … Continue reading

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For Preservationists, Every Day is Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Preserving built heritage is a good thing for many reasons, not least among them the environmental benefits of keeping a building in use. Doing so is not only in keeping with the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra, but … Continue reading

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People, Make Preservation Happen!

There’s an African proverb that says, roughly, “Many small people who in many small places do many small things can change the face of the world.” I first came across the proverb in the form of a mural painted boldly … Continue reading

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Up for Adventure in Albania

by Innes Borstel “Adventures in Preservation”… I’ve always loved that word “adventure.” As a kid, my dad would pack up all of us and take us whitewater canoeing, spelunking, and mountain climbing. Looking back, it’s a wonder that we all … Continue reading

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Defining “Heritage Travel”

Itchy feet.  Wanderlust.  The travel bug.  There are many names for the desire to travel. And now, more than ever, there are a myriad of different ways you can satisfy that desire.  There’s adventure traveling and voluntourism and eco-tourism and medical … Continue reading

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Slovenia…A Country of Culture and Charm

Once a significant part of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire, present-day Slovenia became an independent nation with the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991.  It is bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.  Slovenia is renowned as a diligent, hard-working nation, part … Continue reading

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