As the desire for up close and personal wildlife tours increases, concerns have grown about how to help protect animals in the wild especially in the face of climate change, irresponsible wildlife encounters, and an increase in poaching of certain species. Thankfully the demand for ethical wildlife tourism is on the rise and Natural Habitat Adventures, a global leader in responsible nature travel is helping pave the way
The last week has been utterly heartbreaking and traumatic as we’ve watched our city fall apart. My family is all physically safe however our hearts are broken and it will take years and years to rebuild our city. Instead of focusing on all the scary, heart-wrenching news, I wanted to share a post I published…
Here is a list of six amazing female-run travel businesses and tour operators supporting women’s programs around the world. From empowering young widows in India to homestays in Nepal or a visit to see the Quechua weaving community in rural Peru, these trips empower women and make a huge difference in not only their lives but yours as a traveler.
For the past five years, I have curated an ever-growing list of amazing Gifts that Give Back. My guide has become so popular that I have devoted an entire page on my blog that is updated frequently and features these wonderful organizations and the causes they support. Whether it be fighting hunger, gender inequality or providing educational or income opportunities, there are a ton of ways you can use your buying power as a consumer to do good and make a difference in someone’s life.
Every holiday season, I gather up a list of my most favorite gifts that give back to inspire you to purchase something more meaningful this holiday season and put your money towards a fabulous present that supports a good cause. The products and organizations listed below are just a few that these amazing organizations have to offer. Please visit their website to browse the entire collection. You can also view my extended list of Gifts that Give Back on my blog which also has links to past guides as well.
“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…
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”. – Mark Twain Over the years, I have traveled to over 45 countries…
Did you know that 2.1 billion people around the world live without safe drinking water affecting their health, wellbeing, education and livelihoods? While ensuring access of safe water to all by 2030 per UN Sustainable Development Goal 6, this goal is becoming harder to achieve due to climate change, lack of political will and even the hidden cost of consumer products. Learn more about what you as a consumer can do to make a difference.
For the past four years, I have curated an ever growing list of amazing Gifts that Give Back. My guide has become so popular that I have devoted an entire page on my blog that is updated frequently and features these wonderful organizations and the causes they support. Whether it be fighting hunger, gender inequality or providing educational or income opportunities, there are a ton of ways you can use your buying power as a consumer to do good and make a difference in someone’s life.
“Buy The Change You Want To See: Use Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better Place” written by Jane Mosbacher Morris (Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET) with writer Wendy Paris, discusses how every day people can harness their purchasing power for good and make a difference in the world. Whether it be by purchasing ethically made apparel, coffee, chocolate or goods, consumers and businesses are becoming more aware of the importance of purchasing ethically sourced and made goods to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. Check out my review of Jane’s book in this post.
Intrepid Travel -the world’s largest adventure travel company – is changing the way we see and impact the world. With over 1,000 tours in 120 countries, Intrepid has done wonders to promote responsible tourism and help make a positive impact on where they travel. Learn all about how they are inspiring the next generation of responsible travelers.
Looking for the perfect gift that gives back for Mother’s Day? Check out my amazing list of top gifts that give back to charity.
Since 2013 through a unique partnership, the Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry and the Community Cloud Forest Conservation have been offering transformative intergenerational travel trips to a remote part of Guatemala where families, couples and solo travelers alike can work side by side the local community and do good. The trip brings travelers to the highlands of Guatemala for an intercultural and educational opportunity to work with the Community Cloud Forest Conservation on projects in education and agroecology.