By Anna Vorontsova
Voluntourism, a combination of volunteering and tourism, can transform a typical vacation into a journey with a purpose. If voluntourism is embraced, traveling CAN and WILL meet the demands of individuals and families in desire of helping others and will teach not only children valuable lessons, but adults as well will benefit from altruism. Most importantly, voluntourism is about enjoying yourself and Journeys for Good is here to show you how. Be prepared to experience more fulfillment and appreciation on your next family vacation!
Aside from relaxation and touring a faraway land, making a difference and connecting with a different culture becomes an important learning experience for an entire family.Voluntourism can be experienced at any budget and age. In addition, the benefits are beneficial to adults and children. It combats depression and brings fulfillment into one’s life. For children it increases their self-confidence and social skills. Children will grow up to have a higher self-esteem and psychological well-being. Setting a lifetime example of helping others will benefit the child in the long run.
The founders of Journeys for Good, Steve and Joanie have traveled the world together and have produced stories for the Travel Channel, Discovery, History Channel and more. They developed this site as a way inspire others to volunteer travel and spread ideas on the ways in which one can connect to the world in a meaningful way. Whether its a family vacation or a solo experience, Journeys for Good will assist in finding the best ways to volunteer travel according to one’s interests and desires. Through their blog and video content they celebrate volunteer travel experiences.
According to Journeys for Good, they “hope to provide you with the inspiration and information you need to find the perfect voluntoursim experience for you. And whatever you choose, we wish you these indelible rewards: a deep and meaningful travel experience, a connection to the global community, a sense of pride and accomplishment, a fresh perspective and, above all else, memories you bring home that will last you a lifetime.”
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Photos courtesy of Journeys for Good