Find a sense of purpose and connect with others during your travels.
Kenya – &Beyond’s new “Travel with a Purpose” itinerary includes a 12-day trip to Africa to adopt an elephant from the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and hand-feed the elegant Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. Guests can tread across vast plains at Chyulu Hills National Park with guidance from a Maasai warrior, with tribal knowledge that spans centuries; andbeyond.com.
Florence – Support a global effort to restore history in Florence, Italy. Through the Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy “Save the Florentine Monuments,” travelers can visit The Chapel of the Madonna of Giambologna, a Renaissance gem, as it’s being restored to its former glory; abercrombiekent.com.
New Zealand – The Kiwi, a beloved bird with wings that do not fly, whiskers like a cat and feathers that feel like fur, is an endangered species. The Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park in Rotorua, New Zealand, is trying to bring it back from the brink of extinction. Guests can gain insider access and spend time in rarely seen areas, such as the hatchery and incubation room, while supporting the conservation program as every tour booked is a 100 percent donation; rainbowsprings.co.nz/kiwi-conservation.
Antarctica – Save the Albatross, a global campaign of BirdLife International, is devoted to helping save the albatross and other seabirds from becoming tangled in deep sea fishing lines. Guests traveling to Antarctica and South Georgia will witness albatross in their natural habitat and learn about effective mitigation solving the seabird by-catch issues; abercrombiekent.com.