Gives You can do on vacation? Really? Everyone loves to take a vacation to get away, relax and get away from the realities of everyday life. But what if you could enhance your vacation and give back? You can still relax and enjoy the time away, but maybe do something that will make a difference in the world, in a small but powerful way. There are so many different ideas of giving back while on vacation and here are a few you can use.
If you are away at a cottage or a resort where there are hiking trails, take your hike and clean up the trails while you are at it. Take a bag and pick up any trash you see on the trail. Not only are you giving back and helping the environment, you are also giving back to others who want to enjoy the scenery and the hiking trails.
Sign up to volunteer at a soup kitchen and help provide meals to those in need in your vacation destination. YOu are giving back and helping out others in another city, leaving a positive footprint where you travel.
Before you head out on vacation to an exotic island, or another country, find how you can help in that country. It may be a cause where money is needed to build schools or homes in a local village. Have a fundraiser before you go and donate the money to a local cause that supports these projects. Hand delivering your donation means so much more than sending a cheque. Some countries can benefit from much needed supplies for local residents, school supplies, or health and beauty supplies for boys and girls, men and women of the area. Whether you collect funds or supplies, people will always be able to use what you donate.
When purchasing souvenirs, ensure that you are buying those that are locally made and not made in another country at bulk. You can purchase locally made jewelery or trinkets. Locals spend hours making different items to sell in order to make money to feed their families. You are helping their business and supporting their families by buying local.
We all appreciate the ease of booking a 5-star resort or a well-known hotel chain, but why not stay in a smaller boutique hotel or a family-owned bed and breakfast on your vacation. Help their business flourish and share your experience with family and friends. If this is your first time booking a local place to stay, split your time between a larger resort and a local hotel or bed and breakfast. Staying locally makes a huge difference in people’s lives, both yours and the owners.
Purchase necessities on your vacation, ie. Bread, coffee, milk, condiments, snacks at a local general store to help out the community. Large chain grocery stores have driven out smaller family owned stores but you can keep them in business with your purchasing power. Local shopping is a more personal and rewarding experience!
There are so many different options and ideas on how to give back when you’re on vacation. Vacation is a time to relax but it is also a time where we can give back, help others, help businesses grow, or make a difference to the local environment. The options on giving back while on vacation are numerous. The list could go on.
Share how you give back on vacation. We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions and others will be inspired by your choices. If you want more suggestions that get you to give on vacation, read this article 7 Ways To Give On Your Vacation Everyday that has a whole lot more to make that vacation a bit more special!