Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 80
ME to WE works with
communities on the
Napo River in Ecuador's
Amazon rain forest.
A service-based vacation in Ecuador
rewards locals and travelers alike.
BY COSTAS CHRIST
V I RT U O S O L I F E
HERE'S A GROWING TREND OF TRAVELERS WHO SEEK OUT
opportunities to give back to local communities: souvenir
shopping at a handicraft cooperative, visiting a village school
to deliver supplies, or dining in locally owned restaurants, to
name a few. All are worthy endeavors, but ME to WE, a social enterprise
turned tour company, flips the balance, placing service and giving back
at the center of each day. Travelers on ME to WE trips spend the bulk of