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30 Virtual Field Trips to Captivate Your Children’s Imaginations

30 Virtual Field Trips to Captivate Your Children’s Imaginations Strict new directives in New York, Illinois, and California meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in one in five Americans ordered to stay at home. If you’re like many across the country, you’re likely now juggling remote work and homeschooling children. Many schools have gone the extra mile...

sustainable travel

How to Become a Sustainable Travel Hero

In the 1950s, before the advent of commercial jets, about 25 million people took international trips. Over the decades, this number has exploded to more than 1.3 billion tourists trekking the globe. Researchers project tourism will continue its upward trajectory, reaching three billion people by 2050.  While this is great for the tourism and hospitality industry, destinations are feeling the...

what to know before traveling to Italy

Culture Club: What to Know Before Traveling to Italy

The food, the people, the landscapes, the culture —Italy’s charms prove many. There’s no place quite like it in the world. No wonder travelers return to this gem of the Mediterranean time and again.  Whether you’ve visited before or are considering your first trip, there are a few things that you should understand about the “Bel Paese” (“Beautiful Country”) and...

Italy with kids

What to Do While Traveling Italy with Kids

Many people refer to Italy as “the boot” because of the shape of its landmass. But locals call it “Bel Paese” (the “beautiful country”). When you visit, you’ll quickly understand why. From crystal-clear Alpine lakes to the wooded hills of the Apennines and the coastal cliffs of the Italian Riviera, Italy comes packed with marvelous sights.  What’s more, it boasts...

family sabbatical

6 Tips for Planning a Family Sabbatical

If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or Instagram, you may have seen the happy-go-lucky photos of families who’ve decided to eschew the responsibilities of life, transforming into nomadic world travelers and influencers. They homeschool their kids, providing them with what they describe as world school experiences. And we say, more power to them! Of course, many families can’t make...

responsible tourism

Responsible Travel: The Changing Ethics of Voluntourism

Do you want to make the world a better place? Are you looking to impact local communities in positive, long-term ways through responsible travel? If so, that’s a worthy goal, and one we stand behind. But here’s the thing. Over the past decade, volunteer travel programs have grown exponentially. Voluntourism is now a multimillion-dollar business, and for every sustainable program,...

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10 Benefits of Traveling as a Family in 2020

Did you know that two-thirds of conversations between children and parents are about daily routine? Or that 65 percent of parents say that they only have time to play with their kids occasionally? As for kids, 25 percent report only talking to their parents about “something important” once a week. Why am I bringing up these statistics? Certainly not to...

Ireland with kids

What to Do While Traveling Ireland with Kids

What to Do While Traveling Ireland with Kids Do you long to explore the pulse of one of Europe’s dynamic capitals? Or, wish to head into the idyllic countryside for a cycling adventure? Then, look no further than a family vacation to Ireland. You can stay in one of the Emerald Isle’s 30,000 castles where you’ll enjoy the luxury and...

Redefining Luxury Family Vacations

How Global CommUnity Is Redefining Luxury Family Vacations Savoring creamy, crunchy ice cream cones while strolling along the boardwalk. Building golden sandcastles baked by the sun and soaked by the surf. Collecting shiny white-and-pink shells shrouded in mist-colored sea foam. Forty-nine percent of adults report that childhood vacation memories, like those above, are among their most cherished “possessions.” And 25...

Empowering Entrepreneurial Dreams & Alleviating Poverty

Expanding Global CommUnity Impact Opportunities: Introducing Your Family Firsthand to the Power of Micro-Credit Loans In addition to our fully serviced itineraries that showcase the cultural highlights of our destinations, coupled with age-appropriate activities to keep little, big and grown kids engaged, we are excited to be offering in our 2019 itineraries opportunities to meet The Whole Planet community partners...