Enriching Pursuits - June 2011 - (Page 24)
THE LEGACY OF
Over the last several years, how we travel has become just as important
as where we travel. More and more savvy travelers are choosing vacations with progressively minded companies who see the world as a treasure to be protected – environmentally, culturally and historically – not only for future generations, but also for the immediate health and viability of our planet as well. Lindblad Expeditions is just one of our many travel partners with a passion for exploring, and protecting, the world’s wildest places. Regarded as a pioneer in enrichment conservation travel, the company, together with its guests, has raised $9 million in the last 10 years for the Galapagos Islands alone...supporting initiatives including FUDECA (Fundación de Artesanos Ecuatorianos), which assists local artisans, and Kids On Board, which brings schoolchildren aboard for natural history lessons. Or consider taking a Crystal Cruises’ “You Care, We Care” voluntourism excursion, and help remove the invasive weeds threatening coastal ecosystems in Hawaii. Or a Butterﬁeld & Robinson bike tour, to visit a local school in Luang Prabang, Laos, to share books with students. Or, with Orion, a behind-the-scenes tour of an Indonesian orangutan sanctuary. Whatever your passion – preserving the environment, protecting historical landmarks, investing in children and cultures around the world – your Virtuoso travel advisor can create a vacation that ignites your wanderlust and fuels your own individual meaning of respectful tourism. Call today!
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