Best Places for a Sabbatical
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New Zealand: Volunteer on an Organic Farm
Few places in the world are as green (or topographically stunning) as New Zealand, an island nation of wide-open spaces and small towns, where sheep still outnumber people 10 to one. The locals believe in working the land in a sustainable way that preserves the environment, and invite visitors to join their progressive farming movement through WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). You can work on an organic farm or vineyard or a small family garden, or help with energy-saving projects.