Posts tagged Volunteer
The Impact of Our Travels (Part 3)

Voluntourism doesn’t come cheap. Beneath the gloss of service activities and good intentions, critics note, it’s still a vacation. Between transportation and lodging, the price tag attached to building a school or joining in local craft sessions grows steadily. For what these travelers are willing to pay, some critics ask, can't they just cut a check and leave the work to the professionals? Does the warm, fuzzy feeling that travelers carry back home with them justify routing inexperienced volunteers into projects that could be undertaken by local experts and craftsmen?

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The Impact of Our Travels (Part 1)

From the way young entrepreneurs seek to do business and the approaches larger titans of the travel industry assess their footprints in the lands they connect, right down to the choices made by individual travelers in the course of their journeys, the generational mindset toward how and why we travel is changing. In the wake of such a shift it seems worthwhile to ask, will the outcome bring more harm than good?

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How Community Service Shaped My Life Story

Five years ago, as I packed up my residence area and prepared to move back home, I never could have imagined my career path weaving through a term as an elected official or devoting so much time as an active member of a community that I once shied away from as a bashful wallflower.

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Traveling Deeper

In Part 2 of his reflection on a recent "Cruise for the Caribbean" with Carnival's Fathom Travel and Princess Cruises, MJ relates a personal story to the meaning of Fathom's call to action: #TravelDeep

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The Community of Fathom

On January 20, 2018, Carnival's Fathom Travel launched its second iteration aboard the Crown Princess. Returning from this "Cruise for the Caribbean", MJ reflects on the spirit of Fathom, the impact of its work, and the significance of a Broadway classic.

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