Book Giveaway & Interview with Bringing Progress to Paradise Author Jeff Rasley

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Bringing Progress to Paradise is the story of climbing expedition leader and attorney Jeff Rasley’s trek to a village in a remote valley of Nepal called Basa back in October 2008. What he found was a people thoroughly unaffected by Western consumer-culture values. We will be giving away two copies of Bringing Progress to Paradise by Jeff Rasley…

10 Great Sources for Travel Philanthropy

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How does one get involve with travel philanthropy? There are so many opportunities to exercise philanthropy for a destination. Some will involve travel. Others simply can be done from wherever you are, yet impact destinations far away. In Part III of our three-part series (see Part I and Part II) on travel philanthropy, we look at 10 great sources for philanthropic travel and connecting with community projects.

Microfinance: One Face of Travel Philanthropy

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What does travel philanthropy and microfinance have in common? Both can impact almost all areas of development — poverty, women’s empowerment, children, education, literacy, environment, health, etc. As we mentioned in Part I, travel philanthropy is simply connecting people to places that’s done in a way that supports and empowers local destinations and communities. Microfinance […]