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Travel Tip: How Hotels are Incorporating Voluntourism Opportunities
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Incorporating Voluntourism Opportunities

Voluntourism—or giving back when you travel—is one of the fastest growing trends in the travel industry. More and more hotels—at the corporate level—are getting involved in supporting local communities in… Read More…

Earthquake in Ecuador: What You Need to Know & How You Can Help
Travel News / Voluntourism

Earthquake in Ecuador: What You Need to Know & How You Can Help

On Saturday, April 16, Ecuador suffered a 7.8 earthquake. According to the United States Geological Survey, the epicenter was 16 miles south of Muisne, Ecuador. The earthquake in Ecuador was… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Clean Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Canada
Canada / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Clean Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Canada

Known as Canada’s cultural capital, Montreal is a vibrant city with boundless opportunities to explore the arts, enjoy some of the world’s best bagels, and experience centuries-old architecture. While the… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Reading to Children at Solana Beach Library
California / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Reading to Children at Solana Beach Library

Located along the Pacific Ocean, Del Mar is a coastal gem known for its beaches and world-renowned horse racing track. Home to the San Diego County Fair and only a… Read More…

How You Can Donate Used Luggage For A Good Cause
Luggage & Packing / Voluntourism

How You Can Donate Used Luggage For A Good Cause

When you travel on a regular basis, it’s not unusual for luggage to wear down. When a suitcase is no longer useful, that’s when you’ll probably start looking for a… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Guadalupe River Park Conservancy in San Jose
California / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Guadalupe River Park Conservancy in San Jose

Just an hour outside of San Francisco, San Jose is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. While it’s one of the major hubs of the tech industry, this Californian city is also full… Read More…

Beyond the Buzzword: Agritourism Explained
Family/Kids Travel / USA / Voluntourism

Beyond the Buzzword: Agritourism Explained

The buzzword in travel during the last decade was ecotourism. It’s a well-intentioned term, but often misunderstood, sometimes misapplied, and even misleading. This decade’s buzzword could be agritourism, but that can… Read More…

Giving Back: Helping Out at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba
The Travel Detective / Voluntourism

Giving Back: Helping Out at Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

When you’re planning a trip to an island destination, you might think only of sun, sand, and surf. But one island has a tourism plan that utilizes locals in the… Read More…

Non-Profit Organizations You Can Support on #GivingTuesday
Voluntourism

Non-Profit Organizations You Can Support on #GivingTuesday

There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday…you’ve already heard about those two mega shopping dates. But what about #GivingTuesday? This year, it takes place on December 1. It’s a great idea,… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: How You Can Help Others By Donating Old Soap
Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: How You Can Help Others By Donating Old Soap

If you plan on visiting Orlando or Las Vegas in the near future, consider spending a few hours volunteering at Clean the World, a foundation whose mission is to save… Read More…

Travel Tip: Rebuilding Continues 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina
South / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: Rebuilding Continues 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Hard to imagine, but it’s been 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Incredibly, there’s still a lot of work to be done. VISIONS Service Adventures, which runs community… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Volunteer During Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Volunteer During Your Cruise

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering on your next vacation, your cruise line may already be one step ahead of you. Carnival Corporation is launching a new ship called Fathom… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know Before Volunteering Abroad
Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know Before Volunteering Abroad

A big trend has been to give back to local communities during travel by volunteering abroad. But it’s your responsibility to vet the project before you sign on. The problem… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Help After the Earthquake in Nepal
Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How You Can Help After the Earthquake in Nepal

The tragic earthquake in Nepal has had devastating effects that will be felt for years to come. Here’s how you can help. In the immediate aftermath, first responders are the… Read More…