Sustainable Travel

Womentum Pays it Forward to Help Women around the World

Womentum Pays it Forward to Help Women around the World

Prabha Dublish is the co-founder of Womentum, a non-profit organization that crowdfunds donations to help women in developing countries start their own businesses. A junior at Babson College, she got the idea for Womentum after a trip to Delhi, India, in summer 2015. Womentum launched in April 2016 and has since funded women entrepreneurs in […]

Best Places to Volunteer with Animals around the World

Best Places to Volunteer with Animals around the World

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between […]

Best Places to See Elephants in Southeast Asia

Best Places to See Elephants in Southeast Asia

If you’re looking to see elephants in Southeast Asia, it’s important to do your research. Check out these recommendations from my fellow travel bloggers.  About the Responsible Wildlife Encounters Series Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I […]

More Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

More Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between […]

Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Responsible Wildlife Encounters from Around the World

Inspired by my recent visit to the island of Palawan in the Philippines, where I was lucky enough to swim with whale sharks in a completely natural settling, I wanted to spread the word about other tours, attractions and experiences that are encouraging positive interactions between […]

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Maria Russo is the executive director of Humanity Unified International, a non-profit organization she co-founded with her husband, Anthony, in 2015 with the goal of lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty through education, food security programs and economic opportunities. She recently took time from her busy schedule – […]

Beau Miller: How Aythos Responded to the Nepal Earthquake

Beau Miller: How Aythos Responded to the Nepal Earthquake

Beau Miller is the executive director of Aythos, a non-profit organization he founded seven years ago to implement economic development projects in remote Himalayan villages in Nepal. Since 2012, Aythos volunteers and local staff have trained hundreds of farmers – including women – and helped plant thousands of fruit and nut trees, which provide […]

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

In summer 2003, I volunteered as an English teacher at an all-girls government school in Pokhara, Nepal. Even though my experience was mostly positive, I’ve since questioned whether my decision to volunteer with children was a responsible one, as I’ve learned more about the ugly side of […]

Dispatch from Nepal: Interview with Beau Miller of Aythos

Dispatch from Nepal: Interview with Beau Miller of Aythos

I was fortunate to connect with Beau Miller, executive director of Aythos, the first relief organization to reach some of the devastated villages of the Sindhupalchok District.

How to Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

How to Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

Based on my professional experience and personal connections, here are some recommendations for where to donate to help Nepal earthquake victims.