Lisbon is known as “The City of Seven Hills,” and there are plenty of nice vantage points from which you can scope out the broad cityscape and the adjacent Rio Tejo, or Tagus River. Right on the Rio Tejo is a UNESCO World Heritage site and bastion of the city since 1515, the ornate Belém Tower, with its white Moorish-style architecture. While you’re here, it’s also worth visiting the Jerónimos Monastery, another World Heritage site with sculpted columns depicting sea monsters and coral.
Have you always dreamed of a volunteer trip to the Amazon for conservation work? Fauna Forever is now offering a special, exclusive 10% discount off its conservation volunteer trips to readers of Travelanthropist. The first five of our readers who book with them will get 10% off! Imagine yourself waking up in the middle of […]
Once again, Sustainable Travel International (STI) is running its Green Travel Auction. The auction will run until October 30. This is your chance to get some fabulous eco-adventures, green hotel stays, and incredible tours at a fraction of the retail price and support a great cause at the same time! There are 43 travel items […]
Beginning January 1, 2010, Disney is offering the “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” program that celebrates volunteer service. One million people who volunteer in their communities will get a free one-day admission to the parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or Disneyland in California. You can go to DisneyParks.com to search […]
Eat So They Can, a Global Volunteer Network (GVN) Foundation initiative, is an international fundraiser that invites people around the world to host dinner parties on the weekend of October 17-18 in what is collectively one huge dinner party; where something as simple as sharing a meal with friends can help stop child poverty. The […]
This year all RockResorts in the U.S. and Caribbean along with the Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail Resorts are offering you the opportunity to give back to the environment, and in return for your volunteer efforts, you will receive: 1) A reduced rate on a stay at a luxurious RockResort 2) Complimentary gifts like a reusable, […]
On the heels of the D.C. hotel promotion we mentioned a few weeks back, another hotel group is supporting volunteerism. Sage Hospitality, with a portfolio of 53 hotels including Marriott, Starwood and Hilton, is offering half-price rooms and even a complimentary night (limited availability). With occupancy rates down dramatically at hotels, this promotion is an […]
Sustainable Travel International (STI) is running its second annual Green Travel Auction , in which you can buy earth-friendly trips, hotel stays, and travel accessories for prices well below the retail value. Over 50 of its member organizations have generously donated to the Auction. These companies include recognizable names from sustainable travel such as Boundless […]