How To Travel Well and Do Good

How To Travel Well and Do Good

Why do you travel? Most of us would say we travel to "get away" for a little while, to find some time to relax and put our phones away (but does this ever really happen?). Or for some of us we travel to experience a new culture and do something we haven't done before. And while we often find ourselves relaxing and exploring, we tend to do so buffered behind the walls of an all inclusive resort or the filter of a trained tour guide. We have a conversation with a "local," buy a trinket from an indigenous child, get dirty on a rustic boat ride or trek deep into the real [insert country name] and then return home at the end of the day to our safe white sheets and stocked fridge. We think we are experiencing the culture of our destination, but are we really?