Where to stay and make a difference in Rwanda and Bhutan0

Rwanda and Bhutan may be on different continents but they share the same tourism strategy: deliberately restricting visitor numbers and focusing on the high-end traveler. We love this approach, as it fosters sustainability and thus helps secure the long-term future of the destination (in our view New Zealand should follow suit, perhaps Montenegro and Costa […]

Make a difference for International Women’s Day0

Today is International Women’s Day and the best way to celebrate this is to make a difference that positively impacts women. Here are some ideas: Zambia – alongside local experts, help build a home for a widow and her children, one that doesn’t let the water in during the rainy season, and insulates them well […]

World Wildlife Day – how you can make a difference0

World Wildlife Day is on Sunday the 3rd of March, which is an opportune time to elaborate on how you can make a difference conserving what remains of precious wildlife as part of a luxury volunteer vacation. Discover the joys of wildlife conservation volunteering. In Costa Rica you can assist at a wildlife rescue center […]

What’s new in Central America – give back in luxury0

Central America is our most popular region and whilst giving back is one of the core attributes of a Hands Up trip, another is enabling you to give back in luxury, ideally eco-luxury. As 2019 gets underway, here are six just-opened properties in Costa Rica, Belize and Guatemala that you are sure to love: Remote […]

Luxury intergenerational trip – part 3 – South Africa0

Whilst it can be complicated, planning a luxury intergenerational family trip and satisfying all their interests and preferences is a challenge that the best travel planners love to handle. Today, in our third installment, we take a look at South Africa, a fascinating country with so much to explore, and inspiring ways to give back […]

Luxury intergenerational family trips Pt 2 – Peru0

Following on from our introductory blog about luxury intergenerational family trips that make a difference, where we featured New Zealand, today we are looking at how intergenerational families can leave a legacy and bond even closer together in Peru. Luxury intergenerational family trips Peru is fantastic for adventurous intergenerational families because there is an abundance […]

Inspiring Family Trips Spanning the Generations0

It’s wonderful to travel with your family and so much more so if it involves different generations. Often complicated, planning a trip with a big family and adjusting to all their interests is often a challenge. That is one reason to leave it in the hands of a luxury intergenerational-family travel specialist such as Hands […]

It’s Time for Your Luxury Family Volunteer Vacation in Costa Rica0

Costa Rica specializes in eco-luxury, wildlife and adventure, assuring you and your kids a great family vacation you will treasure, especially when combined with one of our meaningful give-back volunteer projects. Whether you are ziplining through the dense canopy or observing a chance encounter with a sloth, this high-energy country offers a dazzling array of […]

Inspire Your Kids to be Conservationists on a trip to Australia0

With Australia’s sun-soaked beaches, vibrant cities, unique flora and fauna and rich culture, it’s worth visiting as a family and when you add a meaningful environmental conservation project to all these, it’s heaven! Starting with Sydney, only a handful know about its superb attractions for kids. The Royal Botanic Gardens have a great array of […]

Thailand – the perfect family trip0

Thailand, “The Land of Smiles” is a popular luxury family vacation destination with many great spots to visit, home to palm-fringed beaches, adorned temples, thick jungle and more! Thailand is so abundant in things to see and do. You might be tempted to go straight to the beaches (and they are awesome!), but Thailand has […]