EcoTourism – Helping others through Travel
As I have traveled with my children, I have made a point of helping them recognize and hopefully appreciate the life they have been blessed with. We have met so many in other countries who have so much less than we have. When we travel, we always try to leave our mark on the region in any way we can. We always try to buy souvenirs from the local people rather than the “Made in China” shops. We talk to the local children and sometimes bring them small gifts like pencils, coloring books and toothbrushes. We donate when possible to local schools. These opportunities abound in many areas of the world if you just look for them.
Volunteer Travel and EcoTourism is fast becoming popular both with those who are well-traveled, as well as with the younger millennial generation. The skills and experiences guests have during their travels will create memories they will have forever, and may help shape their lives for years to come.
“Travel changes people, and people change the world. As an agent of change, you have the power to change people’s lives for the better every single day.” Bruce Poon Tip – founder of G Adventures
G Adventures main focus is Sustainable Travel by creating travel opportunities that minimize the impact travelers have on the destinations they visit by promoting sustainable solutions and economic growth for communities. They work with the Planeterra Foundation, the Born Free Foundation, National Geographic and the Jane Goodall organization to provide opportunities all over the world that help with animal welfare, disaster relief, rural community projects and using local guides for tours so the funds stay local.
At G Adventures, you can choose to head off on your own to explore independently, or you can be part of a small international group. You can stay in a local house or hotel, or sleep under the stars for a more tranquil setting. You may travel by tuk tuk, rickshaw, camel, train – variety abounds.
If you want to step off the beaten path and try something out of the ordinary, I can help you find the opportunity that works best for you. Together we can make the world a better place.
Travel Adventures by Michelle