About Stephen Knight

Stephen Knight

Stephen Knight is the founder and manager of Volunteer Latin America, a site that’s visited daily by thousands of people interested in finding affordable work abroad programs in Central and South America. Before turning to the volunteer sector, he worked in the realm of environmental protection. He has a higher national diploma in environmental monitoring and protection and a bachelor of science degree in environmental science.

Aside from managing a website, his favourite things in life include nature, sport, travel, world-music, green living, good food, laughter, and spending time with his partner and their dog. With a steady supply of Colombian coffee streaming through his veins, he will enthusiastically contribute to this blog. If you would like to contact him please send an email to steve@volunteerlatinamerica.com

How Noise Cancelling Headphones Can Make Travel More Comfortable

How Noise Cancelling Headphones Can Make Travel More Comfortable

In this article, we take a look at noise cancelling headphones. What they are, how they work, and why they are great for making travel more comfortable.

Vegan Volunteering Abroad

Vegan Volunteering Abroad

The future is bright for vegans seeking volunteer abroad programs and travel opportunities in 2018.

How to use Google Maps to Plan Your Trip

How to use Google Maps to Plan Your Trip

Some tips to leverage Google Maps to its full advantage - everything from finding directions from the airport to the nearest coffee shop.

Barranquilla Carnaval Tips

Barranquilla Carnaval Tips

Planning tips and need to know basics about Colombia's biggest party and the second largest Carnaval in South America

Football: A Unique Cultural Spectacle

Football: A Unique Cultural Spectacle

When travelling around South America, one thing you should definitely do is experience the colour and madness of a football match.

Sea Turtle Arribada in Costa Rica

Sea Turtle Arribada in Costa Rica

Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world to witness a mass olive ridley sea turtle nesting event known as an arribada.

Brighter Future for Mendoza Zoo Elephants

Brighter Future for Mendoza Zoo Elephants

Argentina’s notorious Mendoza Zoo agrees to release four captive elephants to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, ushering in a brighter future for animal welfare in South America.

Volunteer Abroad: Free Flights and Accommodation

Volunteer Abroad: Free Flights and Accommodation

What you need to know about volunteer work abroad with free flights and accommodation, and finding the cheapest flight tickets to Latin America.

Latin America's First Elephant Sanctuary

Latin America's First Elephant Sanctuary

A new elephant sanctuary in Brazil has recently taken in its first two residents, and will now attempt to track down up to fifty more old working elephants in South America.

12 Travel Gift Ideas for Christmas

12 Travel Gift Ideas for Christmas

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