How HANDS in Nepal is Working to Provide Education and Hope in the Most Remote Villages of the Himalayas

In 2010, I went on a life-changing trip to Nepal with my father to hike the Annapurna trek in the Himalayas. After that fateful trip, I began my blog and started helping HANDS in Nepal, a non-profit organization that works to promote education and reduce poverty in the remote Himalayan villages. In this post, HANDS in Nepal’s Director Jan Sprague updates us on the amazing work they are doing in some of the hardest reached areas of Nepal.

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Annapurna Trail Nepal

READ Global: Empowering people with the ability to read #ILD2014

Imagine living in a faraway, mountainous community in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Despite its unbelievable beauty, most people live in rugged, remote communities with poor infrastructure, difficult lives and few educational or economic opportunities. In fact, Bhutan has one of the lowest literacy rates in Asia meaning countless children and adults are left behind,…

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Manang, Nepal

DESTINATIONS

Interactive World Map of Where I’ve Been Over the years, I have traveled to over 45 countries and six continents. To see where I’ve been and read related posts, click on country in red. The countries in orange are the countries I’ve visited but have not written about on my blog and the countries in blue…

Experience Life in A Village with Duara Travels

Have you ever dreamed of getting a glimpse into the life of a villager in a far off place completely off the tourism grid?  Duara Travels is a social impact tourism enterprise that connects travelers with the opportunity to experience village life, living alongside locals in villages in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tanzania, Ghana, Nepal and Kenya. When you book a village experience through Duara Travels, you get to visit places out of reach for most travelers affording a unique opportunity to meet local people and see real village life. Furthermore, these visits are a great way to support local communities and provide a sustainable income that helps the entire community while supporting sustainable tourism. 

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Belize Barrier Reef

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL COMPANIES

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see”. –  Gilbert K. Chesterton Although I have traveled all my life, sometime in my late twenties I became a traveler. For most of my life I had been more of a tourist trying to rush around the world seeing as much…

Traveling Off Season with Off Season Adventures

Meet Off Season Adventures, a sustainable adventure travel company that curates immersive experiences designed to delight and empower both the traveler and the destination. I learned about Off Season Adventures in my research to create an ever-growing list of amazing sustainable travel organizations that are working to change not only the way we travel but the world.

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United for Hope India

United for Hope’s Sustainable Village Tours and Guesthouses in Rural India

Have you ever dreamed of exploring rural India and making a difference?  United for Hope is an international nonprofit that offers intrepid travelers the opportunity to discover the real India through their social tourism venture Tirmasahun, India. Alongside their development work in education, social entrepreneurship and community programs, United for Hope’s social tourism is helping to truly transform the lives of both the villagers and the travelers who meet them. 

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The Journey Begins: My Adventure to the Osa Peninsula

Gently pushing off the southern tip of Costa Rica lies the beautifully pristine Osa Peninsula, a magical paradise of untouched virgin rain forests, deserted beaches and rural communities relatively hidden from mainstream tourism. Named by National Geographic as “the most biologically intense place on earth,” the Osa Peninsula is a treasure trove of land, water, and life hosting 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity within an area of just 700 square miles.

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