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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 […]

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. Luxury volunteering Australia And Australia needs you more than ever! Why? Looking at just the Luxury […]

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 […]

What’s New in Central America – Give Back in Luxury

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 […]

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

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 […]

Can You Go on Safari With Kids?

Can you do safari with kids? Yes! South Africa is one of the best locations, as they have malaria-free game reserves, as well as so much else to offer – Cape Town and the Garden Route being obvious highlights. You can also experience a marine safari, with superb whale watching from August to November; penguins, […]

Making Multi-Country Trips Meaningful – Peru, Bolivia & Chile

South America is one of the most popular destinations. It is home to attractive colonial cities, wildlife, and extraordinary sights. Visiting one country is great, but due to the diversity, if you have the time, a multi-country trip is incredible. This article outlines how you can make a multi-country trip meaningful, specifically Peru, Bolivia and […]

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