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

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

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

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 […]