Food

5 Meaningful Travel Experiences for Wine and Beer Lovers

Discover the world through sustainable wine and beer experiences. Through these Visit.org social impact activities, travelers can taste amazing spirits in a beautiful setting, all while learning about a new culture and benefiting the local community. Plan your impactful world wine and beer tour today! 1. Enjoy a Wine Tasting Exhibition to Support People with Special Needs Tulip Winery in Kfar Tikva,…

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Culture, Inspiration

Unique Destinations That Deserve More Visitors: #2 Swaziland

Swaziland Did you know that Swaziland is ruled by an absolute monarchy? Officially known as the Kingdom of Swaziland, the country has a history traveling as far back as the stone age. That’s almost 200,000 years of art and culture! Here are some reasons you won’t want to pass up this unique destination. Why You Want To Go Traveling to Swaziland…

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4 Adventure Dates for Travelers

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples — we also celebrate love for ourselves, our friends, and the world around us! But no matter how or with whom you spend it, make the day special by doing something unexpected. Here are four adventure dates you’re bound to fall love with. Camp Under the Stars Eco-alterNATIVE Tours is a social enterprise that gives…

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Human rights

3 Ways To Help Refugees Despite Trump’s Executive Orders

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has halted refugees, immigrants, and non-immigrants from entering the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Fortunately, people in the U.S. and abroad have the power to help contribute to migrant resettlement efforts. Here’s how: Be Informed The first step to getting involved is knowing the facts. Resources from the International Rescue Committee and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees can give you…

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#MoreThanATourist, Environment, Responsible tourism

Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #1 Albania

Albania A part of the Ottoman Empire for 650 years, Albania fell under communist rule after World War I. In 1991, the country gained their independence. Against the landscape’s natural beauty, ancient and modern ruins are a visible reminder of the nation’s war-torn past. Here are some reasons why this off-the-beaten-path destination deserves more visitors. Why You Want To Go…

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Environment, Food, Responsible tourism

Organic Farming: Care for Land, Care for People, & Sharing the Excess

Please help our partner org Rio Muchacho Organic Farm in Ecuador! They are a leader in environmentally and sustainable farming practices dedicated to teaching people how to better care for our earth. Unfortunately the devastating 2016 earthquake has destroyed much of the farm and the surrounding community. You can read more about what they do in the following Q&A, and…

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Fashion Culture: Creative Expression All Over the Globe

From remote, indigenous communities to big cities, the crafting of clothes forms an essential part of the identity of a place. To witness just how integral fashion is to a culture, travel somewhere you have never heard of or been to before! Through Visit.org, you can travel the world by touring organizations who will give you a unique experience, where…

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Environment, Responsible tourism

Q&A: Community-based Ecotourism in the Jungles of Peru

Federico Durand is a representative of Baawaja Expeditions, an organization in Tambopata, Madre de Dios, in the jungles of Peru. Today, he tells us about the evolution of his community into a successful community-based tourism organization and their strong link with nature. 1. What led to the creation of your organization? Many years ago, the Native Community of Infierno had…

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Environment

From the Forest to Your Shoes: How Natural Latex is Made from Shiringa

The shiringa tree (Hevea brasiliensis) is a forest species present in the forests of Peru, Brazil, Colombia, and Bolivia from which natural latex is extracted in a sustainable way. Before beginning to make cuts in the bark of the tree, the shiringueros take inventory of the trees that are productive and open roads (roads) towards them forming a closed circuit….

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Environment, Responsible tourism

Under the Shadow of the Shiringa

Shiringa, or plant-based latex, is extracted from trees in the Amazon in a sustainable way that protects the forest and sustains communities of shiringueros. They say the shiringuero begins his work on the bark of a tree sometime between 5 and 7 AM and can tear up to 120 units in a single day. Like all other farm work, there…

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