There is nothing like escaping to a tropical destination for a bit of rest and relaxation. Combine this with a unique, rewarding and charitable experience and I’d say I have found my perfect holiday.
Usually, if I stay any longer than 3 weeks in a destination I like to find an experience that will give back to the local community or environment. Last year when I took a couple of months off in Bali I found myself volunteering at a local school in Denpasar teaching English. I guess it runs in the family, as my father did the same thing in Laos and Cambodia; teaching and helping to rebuild a rural school. You get the enjoyment of being in a tropical and culturally exotic location and at the same time, experience the rewarding nature of giving.