Sunday, June 05, 2016

Visit.org | Never be a tourist again


It’s official... You’re looking at a Visit.org Ambassador!

Now you certainly won’t be as excited as I am, mainly because that’s impossible, but you’ve probably heard of the incredible New York based organisation. If you haven’t, keep reading, because they're doing something special.

For as long as I can recall my main focus in life has always been travel, in my yearbook at school I was put down as most likely to be an adventurer. Now a few years have passed, a fair bit of travelling has occurred but my dreams haven’t wavered. I still long to live out of a rucksack full time and call the whole world my home. Hopefully I’ll succeed in doing all this while simultaneously writing my first novel. Now that would be magical!

Visit.org have also made magic. Not only have they given me the opportunity to work alongside a growing online marketplace, they’ve put me in a community full of travellers spread out across the entire globe and it’s all in the name of helping local communities.

The aim of the project is to travel with the world in mind. Exploring new places not just to see and experience, but to give something back to the wonders that have opened your eyes.

Working in partnership with non-profit organisations across the globe, travellers can log onto the website and see what exciting tours are available in their next destination. A local non-profit offers each tour, meaning your fun day of adventuring has funded something beautiful.

Whether it’s hiking an Incan trail to help break the cycle of poverty in Bolivia, building a new home for families in Lima or spending a day with orphaned and previously ill-treated Chimpanzees in South Africa and helping fund the rescue of many more like them.

I truly believe that you can experience so much more of a country by immersing yourself in the culture and spending time with the locals. What better way to muck in than to help aid community projects? Travel doesn’t have to harm the environment, fill a beautiful city with ravenous tourists and strip a place dry of all its natural wonder. Travel can have a genuinely positive impact on the land it touches. Not only can it fuel an economy, but it can also fuel a community. 

Visit.org has an incredible message, that travel can be for the good for everyone and as somebody who wants to spend my life travelling; this is a message worth spreading. 

So if you’re planning a trip, head over to their website, click on the country you’re heading to and see what’s available. Your karma will thank you later.

Check out Visit.org here


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    1. I wish!! Sadly I'm stuck in rainy London at the moment.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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