Travel with Purpose

By Kenlyn Jones

Image courtesy of  andBeyond

Image courtesy of andBeyond

An ancient Chinese proverb says, “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” 

This powerful message can be applied to so many aspects of your life—including your travel plans.

Travel pros at andBeyond are committed to responsible travel that mixes luxury, nature and philanthropy. 

The company takes tourism to a higher level— offering trips where you can engage in conservation projects in Kenya, visit the Nkomo Full Service Primary School in South Africa, or work with KOPELion project in Tanzania.

Recently, there’s been a large jump in voluntourism—60% of American’s vacation travelers within the last three years have taken a sustainable trip according to a recent study by Sustainable Travel International (read more here). 

And former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has said, “As one of the world’s leading employment sectors, tourism provides important livelihood opportunities, helping to alleviate poverty and drive inclusive development.”

Consider one of their many do-gooder getaways, for your next international excursion, feed your soul and create life-changing memories that will stay with you forever.  

Visit andbeyond for more info.