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The Art of Charity Travel

Traveling to make money can take many forms, the first one that many people think of is business opportunities abroad, but there is also the selfless act of travelling for charity. Travelling for charity is a great way of making money for your favorite charity or carrying out work voluntarily to help others. You will also have the opportunity to experience different cultures and locations whilst doing your bit.

Travelling the Globe
You don’t necessarily need to travel the entire globe to be a part of this but it’s a great opportunity to do so, and you may decide that you want to take part in a challenge. There are loads of different ones to choose from:

  • You may wish to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, and that’s quite some feat, something that will require months if not years of dedicated training.
  • Maybe you feel that the Great Wall of China is something that you would really love to see. After all it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World! You could organize a trek of it and get people to sponsor you. This may mean that you could have the trip of a lifetime as well as doing something remarkable for a great cause.
  • Perhaps you are a fan of cycling? There’s an annual London to Paris cycle. Of course you will need to have stamina and a bike!
  • There is an event called ‘leg it’ particularly popular with the student community and those with a daredevil spirit. It involves a group of people all starting off in one location and trying to get as far away from that place as possible within an allotted time period. The main rule is you can’t use money to get to your final destination and you must rely solely on the kindness of others to help you in your mission.
  • You may want to take a bit of time out of your day to day routine and move across the world. Maybe you want to broaden your horizons and run projects in Ghana.

Festivities
It could be nearing the time of festivities. Any occasion is a good occasion for a charity event, be it Christmas, Easter or Halloween. You may wish to dress up as Santa with a group of friends and do a fun run.

There are organisations out there that can help you with completing the challenges that you wish to set yourself, because lets face it, its not easy doing something as big as this on your own, so why not join other like-minded individuals on your journey.

Choosing a Charity
Choosing a charity to help by travelling is possibly the most crucial challenge you will have to complete. There may be one in particular that stands out to you or you may have a few. You could just want to do something good for someone but not know who for. In which case do you look towards large charities, that a lot of people donate money to and really make a big difference to society in general?  Or do you help out a much smaller charity, one that may not always be people’s first choice when donating?

Either way you can be sure that whatever you do to raise the money, it will go towards making a big difference to someone’s life, and it will make a big difference to your life too, not just from the point of view of travelling the world, but to know that you will have donated something which is far more precious than your money, and that is your time. You will have spent some of your life helping to improve the quality and even the length of others and that is quite an achievement indeed.

I am passionate about travelling for charity and enjoy informing others on the joy of doing it!

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JOY TOUR and TRAVEL has been in operation since 1985. We are fully bonded and insured. We are specialists in many areas of travel. Our staff has traveled extensively to bring you first-hand knowledge of the world. It is our goal to provide quality travel experiences that are of exceptional value to our clients. We are an active member and Co-Owner of Travel Alliance Partners (TAP). This is your assurance that this agency meets the highest standards of financial stability. We have to meet certain criteria to be a member of TAP. TAP is 29 of North America's premier tour operators. We are also a member of Vacation.com (which allows us to get special discounts); the Greater Cincinnati BBB, Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), which allows us to book international, as well as domestic airline itineraries

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This entry was posted on November 29, 2012 by in Adventure Travel, International Travel, Karma, Travel, volunteering and tagged , , , .

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