corporate social responsibility, Visitors testimonials, Volunteer Experience

A NYC Volunteer Experience: Feeding Homebound Seniors in East Harlem

Taking the 6 train to 110th and Lexington, then walking to 114th and 1st, I reached Union Settlement Jefferson Senior Center in East Harlem.  The 11-minute long walk was one of the most beautiful I’ve had in NYC. In East Harlem, every single corner is decorated with a beautiful mural. The neighborhood itself reminded me that there are parts of…

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Travel tips

Budget Travel Tips for Seniors

Seniors who are careful about planning a long-awaited vacation have the patience and good sense to wait for the best deals on travel, accommodations, and other travel expenses. It’s well worth the time it takes to do it right, to find the best deals and make the most of a trip you’ve dreamed of for years. Whether you’re headed abroad…

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corporate social responsibility, new york

This NYC Soup Kitchen Fills Bellies & Hearts

This month, I volunteered at a soup kitchen for the first time ever. It was CHiPS Soup Kitchen, a partner of Visit.org in NYC. Growing up, volunteering in soup kitchens was an extremely popular extracurricular activity amongst NYC’s youth. My friends would go together regularly. And while I would have liked to join them, for some reason, it just never…

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sustainable travel, thailand

Tips for Sustainable Travel in Krabi, Thailand

As sustainable travel becomes more popular, you can now easily have a fabulous vacation while supporting the local environment. At one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia — Krabi, Thailand — eco friendly travel is becoming a higher priority for hotels and resorts. So, participating in an environmentally-conscious trip doesn’t have to be so off-the-grid anymore. In fact,…

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corporate social responsibility, team building activities

How to Squeeze Volunteering into Your Work Schedule

Short-term volunteer work is a rewarding activity that many people want to be involved in. But sometimes it can be difficult to fit it into a busy work schedule. That’s why more and more companies are combining volunteer events with team building activities. Since volunteering frequently can be a challenge, one way you can make an impact while being engaged…

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thailand

Do-Good Corporate Activities in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is surrounded by intense natural beauty that is just waiting to be explored. If your company is looking for an out-of-the-box corporate retreat or team building activity — there are several ways to get the most out of this city. Here is a selection of corporate activities to do in Chiang Mai that your coworkers…

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Travel tips

Tips and Tricks on How to Successfully Plan a Large Group Trip

Planning a group trip can have its complications when trying to incorporate everyone’s ideas. So, it is best to plan a trip with those who share similar interests, have a passion for exploring the world, and are mindful of the importance of sustainability and social impact when traveling. Whether you are planning a trip with close friends or new acquaintances,…

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Ireland, sustainable travel

How Travelers Can Discover Ireland While Helping the Homeless

For travelers who are interested in an authentic, immersive experience of Ireland, while also giving back to the local community, look no further than one of Visit.org‘s newest partner orgnanizations, My Streets Ireland. My Streets Homeless Walking Tours is a social enterprise that empowers people who have experienced homelessness to become tour guides of “their” streets. Revenue from each tour…

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Responsible tourism, sustainable travel, Travel tips

How to Be a Responsible, Eco-Friendly Traveler

Increasingly, the average traveler is trying to be conscious about her environmental impact while on the road. With irresponsible travel habits leading to massive amounts of harmful waste piling up, which has sometimes caused the shut down of several popular destinations, people are ready to make a change. With that in mind, here are some responsible travel tips to help…

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Argentina, Secret Spots, Travel tips

Hidden Gems of Buenos Aires: Experience the City through Art, Fashion, Design, and Youth Culture

Buenos Aires, the land of good airs, and the energetic heartbeat of Argentina is a seemingly European cosmopolitan hub that has been transposed into the Latin American context. BA is known for its glittering tango shows, endless supply of beef and empanadas, and its controversial history of Peronist politics (Think: “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”). But the city also has…

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