Not only are we dedicated to creating life-changing trips, we are also committed to connecting travelers to the world’s wild places, and the creatures and traditions that make it exceptional and worth exploring. Our commitment to conservation and responsible travel has become a cornerstone of our company. We recognize the work we do sets a model for the travel industry, and we’re compelled to be part of the global conversation on sustainability.
The foundation of our approach is called Absolute Awareness, and its mission is three-fold: to inspire people to care about protecting our planet and its creatures through powerful personal experiences; to prove to the local people that their natural resources are invaluable, vital to their livelihoods, and worth protecting; and demonstrate that aside from altruistic emotive reasons, there are hard economic reasons to keep wildlife alive and wild lands–wild. Whether scaling East Africa’s mountains alongside a poacher turned porter; learning ancient artisan traditions in Bhutan’s fabled mountain towns, or simply connecting people to places that inspire them, Absolute Travel is privileged to do our part. Explore additional opportunities for voluntourism and responsible travel on our Philanthropic Journeys section.
Another way: we are privileged to work alongside donor engagement groups connecting travelers to their honorable projects and passions around the world. Esteemed organizations including The Nature Conservancy, Every Mother Counts, American Jewish World Service, Human Rights Watch, World Wildlife Fund, XPRIZE and the American Museum of Natural History trust us with one of their most valuable assets: their donors and team. These are the individuals who help advance the organizations’ missions. Working together, our donor engagement trips connect supporters with the projects they help fund. Our dedicated donor engagement team is led by Leslie Overton, Managing Director, and Eliza Quanbeck, Philanthropic Group Coordinator. The expertise and personalized attention they put into each donor engagement trip results in highly-successful non-profit partnerships and happy donors who are inspired and fulfilled throughout their journey. Get in touch to learn more about joining a group or recommending a group that may be interested in working with our team.
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