Traveling the world is an honor and can open your eyes and your heart to so much more than what you once knew. While you travel, you can thank the world for such opportunities by giving back through your journey. Before passing, Anthony Bourdain said it beautifully:
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
It’s easier than you think! Travel companies and tours offered give you the opportunity to “leave something good behind”. Ask and they will receive! Your Stellar Travel Advisor will happily help you plan your vacation with these companies and tell you more about how you can give back to their ongoing projects.
Jane Goodall Collection, G Adventures – G Adventures is proud to partner with the Institute to create awareness about, and support for, their mission to protect wildlife and empower local communities.
Trips for Kids, Backroads – Trips for Kids has introduced more than 100,000 at-risk youth to the unparalleled experience of bicycling since 1988.
Philanthropy, Abercrombie & Kent – AKP has full-time community development professionals around the world who are responsible for facilitating our commitment to our community partners and introducing guests to our philanthropic investments.
Rhinos Without Borders, &Beyond – An initiative aimed at combating the scourge of rhino pouching in Africa.
Sustainable Tourism, Big Five – Three pillars of sustainable tourism: environmentally friendly practices; support for the protection of natural and cultural heritage; and contributing to the social and economic well-being of local communities.