This month we really focus on giving thanks, though we should all strive to do it every day. So during this holiday season as you are on the road or traveling abroad remember that you can also Give back while you travel.
Check out these ideas & have a happy Thanksgiving!
This may be the easiest thing you can do. We all leave foreign countries with loose change weighing down our bags, usually in a currency that won’t spend at home. So, instead of lugging it around, give it away to the homeless or leave a waitress a bigger tip before you leave.
Support the Economy
There are many organizations out there that offer micro loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries. If you’ve visited one of these countries, you may have noticed how difficult it could be to start a new business. Companies like Kiva allow you to lend small amounts to aspiring entrepreneurs and help get their business off the ground.
Volunteer Some Time
Why not volunteer while you’re abroad? Whether you travel simply to build a house or skip a tour to work in a soup kitchen, this can also be a great way to experience the local culture. Sites likeGoAbroad.com can help you get started.
Shop and Eat Local
A great way to support the community you visit is to support their local businesses. Instead of eating at the multinational chains, pick smaller family run or local restaurants. Make it a rule to only eat at places you don’t have back home.
How do you give back when you travel?
By Kelly Dooley|February 4th, 2015
Note: Prestige Travel Vacations will be closed for the holiday weekend.