We love a good celebration and while nearly every nook and cranny of the United States will be enjoying the country’s birthday this year, nine communities in particular have big plans for America’s 240th.
Have you ever slept in a star bed? If you're like us, you're probably wondering what a star bed even is. That's what our guest writer Aleema Noormohamed wondered before booking a trip to Loisaba, Kenya, where she experienced the African wilderness a whole new way.
This year on July 4th, communities across the United States will be celebrating the commitment, dedication and sacrifice that has taken place over the last 240 years to make America the country it is today as well as the tenacity needed to continue to shape it into an even greater nation. In an effort to continue to strive for that brighter future, we've thought of a few gifts to give America on her birthday this year.
Work with penguin conservation experts in Cape Town. Make your own coffee in Guatemala. Put your surfing skills to the test with youth in South Africa. All while funding ethical conservation or social justice organizations. Join our conversation with Michal Alter and Violaine Pierre of Visit.Org.
Visit Samsø, Denmark, a small island that is working to become completely self-sustaining. Join our guest writer, Mark Laiosa, as he investigates the island and learns how an entire community can exist without leaving a trace.