Many people feel that meaningful travel is strictly about going on a volunteering vacation, but there are many ways to make your travel meaningful. Dave and I have always added meaning to our travels. Be it traveling responsibly, raising money for a cause, stopping at sanctuaries or projects, and interacting with the locals, there are many ways to enrich your… Read More
Many people are looking for ways to make their travels more meaningful. People want more than just a party on the resort or a lounge on the beach.
Recently we had the chance to go dogsledding up in Haliburton, Ontario. We admit, we didn’t know a lot about dogsledding and had our doubts about how dogs react to pulling people on sleds. Do they really like it? Are they happy? Sled dogs in Greenland While visiting Greenland, our hearts broke as we walked through “Dogville” in Ilulissat. The… Read More
Wouldn’t it be awesome to ride on the back of an ancient elephant? I know I always dreamed of doing it! Some of my friends already had photos of themselves from Thailand, propped up on the spine of an elephant, huge grins on their faces and arms flailing in the air; I wanted the very same! Responsible Tourism Thailand What… Read More
When people think of a safari in Kenya, they instantly envision sweeping landscapes of the Masai Mara. But a Kenya village visit is a must when exploring the country. Kenya Village Visit It was a stop custom made by our guide Makau.. He wanted us to experience the culture of Kenya and took us to his hometown village of Mbitini… Read More
When we were told that we’d be visiting an animal rescue centre we didn’t know what to expect. But it ended up being the highlight of our time on the Hawaiian Island of Lanai.We were ready to have our hearts broken and tears in our eyes as we left, but this was the most uplifting experience we’ve ever had stopping by a community project.
The Mongol Rally was a great adventure driving a third of the way around the world and we had an amazing time. But something that made it even more fulfilling was the fact that we were helping out a great cause. For Charity The Christina Noble Foundation is a project in Ulaanbaatar that helps homeless and abandoned children maximize their… Read More