Habitat for Humanity Vacations

by Anne Flannery

Aug 11, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers © Texas A&M | Flickr

Trends / Voluntourism

With all of the vacation trends possible to try, including the new, productive crafting staycation, it is easy to forget some old standbys like volunteering. Sometimes this process can become nebulous and you are not able to see the fruits of your labor, so to speak, but there are also options that include working together with a team to accomplish a definitive task. Habitat for Humanity has just these sorts of opportunities.

The task of building homes for those in need is immensely satisfying and this organization offers a lot of different ways for you to participate. If global travel is something you are interested in, check out the projects available at Global Village. These experiences are designed to immerse you in a new cultural context while giving back to your host country.

Other options are geared toward women and veterans. Women Build has been around since 1991 and brings together women to learn or contribute construction skills to bolster communities, including their own. There are also youth and veteran programs that work to instill not only an appreciation of community, but serviceable skills and a community of support through volunteerism. If national or international community building is something you are after, explore this opportunity.

Tips / Destination
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Eating Vegan in Montréal

At first thought, you might be tempted to think Montréal has tons of vegan options. While the options are certainly plentiful, you still need to be thoughtful about where you go.

ATL Skypointe

Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.

Products / Food/Drink
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Plant-Based Meals from Sprinly

Sprinly is the meal delivery service for individuals living a plant-based lifestyle.

Products / Other
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Sometimes it can feel like splurging on books is more expensive than it should be. Prices for novels are high and, for some, unaffordable. Even older titles, considered classics, can cost more than someone bargained. Many turned to reading books online or downloading audio files because it’s a cheaper alternative to physical books. However, what about the population of readers who love to read from paperbacks and hardcovers? Thankfully, there are companies like Thriftbooks that make it possible to afford books.

Enjoy the Open Road on Your Terms

For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.

Top 5 / South America
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Top 5: Things to Do in Chile’s Colchagua Wine Country

The Colchagua Wine Country in Chile is one of the most romantic destinations in the country. Here are some of the best things to do for lovers celebrating an anniversary or special getaway: