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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...

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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...

Family Vacations Ideal for the Most Demanding Travelers: Teens

ILLUSTRATION: FEDERICA DEL PROPOSTO OFF DUTY TRAVEL A travel company that organizes adventurous family trips aims to nudge kids out of their phone-clutching comfort zone By Donna Bulseco July 17, 2019 11:24 am ET, Wall Street Journal VACATIONS TO FAR-FLUNG destinations let families experience other cultures, but “expanding your horizons” can be a tough sell when your brood includes a...

Vacation Ideas Even a Teenager Will Love

This article originally appeared The New York Times online May 8, 2019 NYTimes.com. Children of all ages can be picky, but adolescents especially are one tough crowd. Tour operators, hotels and cruises have responded by offering customized programs and activities. By Nora Walsh Children are a tough crowd to please, especially when it comes to keeping tweens and teens entertained...

Bridging the Age Gap

This article originally appeared in Travel + Leisure Magazine April 2019 By developing local experiences and dreaming up whimsical amenities, hospitality brands are finding new ways to surprise and delight even the youngest travelers, while cultivating deeper, more meaningrul experiences for the whole family. By Stirling Kelso T+L Travel Advisory Board member Keith Waldon kept getting requests from clients for...

Cultured Kids

This article originally appeared in Modern Luxury | May 2019 Adding to the many reasons travel is inspiring, a recent survey shows more than half of educators believe travel has a positive impact on students’ education and future careers. For the affluent wanderer looking to reap the benefits, enter Global CommUnity (globalcommunitytravel.com), a Nashville-based agency that creates life travel maps...

How to Travel Around the World with Your Family: Planning Tips & What to Watch Out For

It’s a common dream – pulling the kids from the traditional school year and traveling with family around the world for six, maybe twelve, months. Introducing them to new cultures and customs. Inspiring them to help where help is needed and to see themselves as citizens of the world. To bring them into a new kind of classroom to achieve...