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Travel Tip: How You Can Help Destinations Affected by Natural Disasters

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In the wake of the devastation from hurricanes and tropical storms in Texas, Louisiana, and the Caribbean, we’re seeing damage of unprecedented proportions.

It has been especially catastrophic throughout the islands of Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Barbuda, Dominica, St. Thomas, and St. John.

These destinations depend almost entirely on travel and tourism for their economic base.

Quite quickly, they may be on the verge of economic collapse.

If they don’t have tourism, they don’t have an economic driver.

For the moment, please do what you can and donate to organizations such as the American Red Cross, All Hands, or Operation USA.

If you want, consider spending at least part of your next vacation volunteering to help.

If we’re truly travelers in the best sense of the word, we should do everything we can to travel and then help.

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