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Giving Back

Returning After Tragedy: Santa Rosa and Las Vegas are Ready

A few months ago I wrote about why it’s so important to travel back to places after they’ve experienced tragedy. I gave a call to action that we as travelers put our tourism dollars back into Las Vegas and Santa Rosa to help rebuild after a terrorist attack and horrendous fires, respectively, had struck the...

Travel After Tragedy: Why We Keep Traveling

As I write this, fires are ravaging through Sonoma and Napa County, my homeland, and have not even begun to be contained. Last week, I was inundated with horrific stories about friends who witnessed the unthinkable shooting in Las Vegas. Two years later, I still experience pangs of sorrow each morning as I pass the...

How Families Can Respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

As a parent, I believe that one of our greatest traits as human beings is our capacity for empathy. It is our responsibility to help our children harness that empathy for good. join other families here on Trekaroo who have been wrestling with how we guide our children though this. We are offering three simple...
sustainable harvest

Passports with Purpose: Sustainable Farming; Travel Prizes Galore

Trekaroo is proud to have partnered annually with Passports with Purpose, a community of travel writers working to give back to the places that have touched all of our hearts. This year, Passports for Purpose has chosen Sustainable Harvest International to be the donation recipient.
Solmar Foundation

Giving Back While Traveling with Young Children

When our family decided to prioritize travel as one of the gifts we wanted to give our kids over a private education and owning our own home, for many years, we asked ourselves "Why?" What did we hope our children would gain from seeing the world?
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