Posts tagged Voluntourism
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 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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