CEO of  Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Shannon Stowell, recently spoke on the benefits of world travel in the ever-growing tourism industry during his informative “Change the World … Take a Vacation” TEDxBend talk, highlighting how adventure travel can positively impact local cultures and the environment. “Adventure travel has forever changed my assumptions about other people and about the world,” […]

The benefits of travel, experiencing the world first hand, is unmeasurable as great positivity stems from seeing the world with one’s own eyes. Paul and Joe Franzetti, a dynamic father-son duo and Yampu Travelers, have managed to bring together their talents and inspiration from their world travels to not only release creative energy, but to inspire others and benefit those […]

By Ellen Lutwak   Voluntourism is more than simply scheduling some volunteer time along with sightseeing. It is a purposeful activity – at its very best, enhanced by cultural sensitivity and responsible travel. For the traveler, such a journey can provide a deeply meaningful experience. Where do you begin when you want to venture out on a journey that includes […]