Our Coronavirus Policy

The Covid-19 virus has quite understandably generated concerns around traveling while the virus is still active and official government travel advice is continually changing.  Hands Up Holidays will support all our clients in helping you to make the optimal decisions around your travels.  Your individual situation is unique, and we will tailor our recommendations to […]

Make a difference on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. It is a travesty that women continue to face income disparities, and are in the minorities in government and leadership. As awful as that is, there are women around the world who suffer Female Genital Mutilation (“FGM”), forced early marriage, domestic violence, rape, and slavery – living truly miserable lives. […]

How to travel and avoid the coronavirus

Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind right now – understandably so. We need to be sensible and treat it with respect. But you still want to travel and avoid the coronavirus, yes? One solution for you is to head to the wilderness – areas of sparse populations are perfect for exploring and staying virus-free. Here are […]

How to Help in Australia on a luxury family trip

As you know, Australia is suffering from catastrophic wildfires. In addition to the human toll, millions of wildlife have died. But you can still visit Australia safely, in fact, you can even make a positive impact while you are there. And Australia needs you more than ever! Why? Looking at just the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection […]

Where to Make Your Resolutions a Reality in 2020

The Top 5 destinations to make your New Year’s resolutions a reality   Welcome to 2020! Have you made resolutions for 2020?   If so, how are they holding? Popular resolutions relate to becoming a better person, being more generous and showing concerns for others, living life to the fullest, being more environmentally aware, or spending […]

The True Meaning of the Holidays

The True Meaning of the Holidays The fast-approaching Christmas and Chanukah seasons are a special time, especially so for families. It is the time for giving, and you probably know that it is even better to give-back. Travel and celebrate the true meaning of the Holidays: give back and help those less fortunate on a […]

Travel in the Fall… and Make A Difference

Travel in the Fall… and Make A Difference Travel in the Fall, from November to mid-December can be tricky to get right in terms of travel destinations, mostly due to unsettled weather, rains; even typhoons and hurricanes, not to mention Thanksgiving! But help is at hand! There are parts of the world where these months […]

Where to stay and make a difference in Rwanda and Bhutan

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 Day

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 difference

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 […]