Volunteering

Mixing Concrete

Fathom’s Impact Activities: Concrete Results

Recently we were lucky enough to cruise with Fathom Travel aboard the Adonia on their second trip to the Dominican Republic.  The basic idea is that travelers participate in “Impact Activities”…

Fathom Travel

Fathom Travel: Cruising for a Change

A Social Impact Cruise for Non-Cruisers I have to be honest. We have never been drawn to cruising. We had this unappealing image of being stuck on a boat for days on end…

Zippy Turtle Hospital

A Hospital for Turtles

We love turtles . . . If you all hadn’t noticed, we’re big turtle fans!  Traditional symbols of wisdom, longevity, steadfastness and patience, the turtle is a careful observer, and…

Big Brother Mouse Logo

Literacy Program in Laos: Big Brother Mouse

Big Brother Mouse Literacy Program A highlight of our visit to Luang Prabang was volunteering at The Big Brother Mouse literacy program headquarters. The project, which began in 2006, is Lao-owned and…

Holy men greet tourists at Pashupatinath Temple.

Guest Post: Volunteering in Nepal

Incorporating volunteering into your travels is a wonderful way to give back to local communities while gaining a richer understanding of local life and culture. There are many ways to…