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2007-05-20 09:00:18

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Travel-booking Web sites are starting to offer information, assistance and even discounts and grants for volunteer vacations. Travelocity.com now provides information about "voluntourism" through organizations such as Earthwatch, Cross-Cultural Solutions, Globe Aware and Take Pride in America. The Web site is also awarding $5,000 grants for volunteer vacations through its "Travel for Good" program. Two awards will be offered every three months to customers. The...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'