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Adventure Awaits When You Travel For A Cause

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With the world getting smaller and traveling getting more personal than ever, well-seasoned travelers look for something more than tourist-filled plazas and resorts. Modern day travelers want to experience the places they visit hands-on & many desire to also make a difference.


Philanthropic Travel:

It is a wonderful way to bring potential donors in and up close with those who need help the most.

GoPhilanthropic Travel
This is a socially conscious travel company that helps individuals and groups create meaningful experiences. You can join a trip as they have journeys offered throughout the year to India, Nepal, South East Asia, Uganda and Kenya. These are not volunteer trips, but leaning opportunities.

                                             Journey to India:    download                     Rebuilding Nepal:  download

Voluntourism:

Meaningful vacations allow a budget conscience traveler to give back by participating in a wide variety of programs and activities.

Earthwatch Institute
Earthwatch engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Get involved here
GVI.CO.UK

Volunteer with Children in Nepal
Experience life in the Himalayas whilst volunteering in Nepal. 2 weeks from 850 Pounds. For more details visit here

Wildlife Research in South Africa Expedition
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work.

Teaching Abroad:
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These types of programs are easy to find but be sure to choose a company that has done their research on projects and your accommodations.

Teachers Without Borders
Teachers Without Borders connects teachers to information and each other in order to close the education divide.
Find out more here

Doctors Without Borders:
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Every year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in more than 60 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when catastrophic events—such as armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, or natural disasters—overwhelm local health systems.
Get involved here

Vacations That Give Back:

Anyone can book their travel on the internet, but by becoming more aware of conscious travel agencies and travel for a cause opportunities, you will find the same vacation at the same price, that now has a positive impact for everyone on the entire planet.

Basecamp Explorer
It is a tourism company that operates a collection of destinations across the globe, in an enlightened and responsible way. Their slogan is “Leave a positive footprint”.
Their projects help reduce poverty, improve health and strengthen local education. They focus on environmentally friendly operations, nature and conservation of local species. For more information go here
Planeterra Foundation
Planeterra is part of a global movement to make travel sustainable and to minimize the impact on the environment, respect local cultures and offer economic benefits to local businesses and communities. For more information go here
World Expeditions
World Expeditions are trekking and adventure travel holiday specialists. We ran our first trekking holiday in Nepal in 1975. Since then we’ve pioneered sustainable small group trekking and adventure travel holidays to every continent on earth.

Tell us ways that you have made your travels more meaningful.

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