As we enter the final month of the year, we are reflecting on how we can give back. Traveling Moms have enjoyed the world all year long, so it’s time to show the world a little love back. So pick up your shovel, your backpack or your checkbook, and join us at the next #TMOM Twitter Party on December 5, when we’ll be sharing our favorite voluntourism ideas.

Want to give back? Join the next #TMOM Twitter Party to discuss the voluntourism trend.

After over a month of substituting for the teacher it was hard for Sydney to leave her students in Ghana. Photo by Dana Zucker, Luxe TravelingMom

December 5  #TMOM Twitter Party –  Giving Back/Voluntourism

The holidays are a time for giving – and it’s so much better to give than receive. So with these thoughts in mind, we at TravelingMom are contemplating how we can give back through our travels . Want to make a resolution to do some voluntourism in the coming year? Then join us at the next #TMOM Twitter party on December 5, when we will be discussing voluntourism and giving back through travel.

Want to give back? Join the next #TMOM Twitter Party to discuss the voluntourism trend.

A TMOM’s teenaged son playing with school kids in South Africa during a visit to donate books and supplies. Photo by Philadelphia TravelingMom Sarah Ricks

Traveling the world has given so much to us, and we want to give back to the world in some way. But where to start? Well, consider a voluntourism vacation, one in which you spend time on a project that will enhance the living conditions of the area you’re visiting. You can do something simple, like use a brand that gives back. Or donate money or time at your favorite destination  . Try working at an animal sanctuary in Utah; you can clean up after hurricanes in the Panhandle; you can check out Projects Abroad .

Do a little or do a lot – just do something! Take a voluntourism vacation  to pay it forward on vacation .  It will be a fulfilling experience for you – and a worthwhile lesson for your children.

Need more ideas – or want to share your voluntourism experience? Join us at the next #TMOM Twitter party, where we will show you how to travel with a purpose. Then resolve to use your travel time to make the world a better place in 2017.

Want to give back? Join the next #TMOM Twitter Party to discuss the voluntourism trend.

Volunteering with the Sandals Foundation in Jamaica on a Reading Roadtrip. Photo by Meagan Wristen, Military TravelingMom


WHAT: #TMOM Twitter Party Giving Back/Voluntourism

WHEN: December 5, 9-10 p.m. ET (8-9 p.m. CT; 7-8 p.m. MT; 6-7 p.m. PT)

WHO: WHO: Panelists @travelingmoms @KimOrlando @CindyTravelsOn  

HOW TO JOIN: Follow the #TMOM hashtag

SPREAD THE WORD:   TWEET –   It’s the season for giving…back! Join #TMOM Twitter Party 12/5 9 pm ET for voluntourism ideas and experiences.


PRIZE: Ricardo Beverly Hills suitcase

HOW TO ENTER: To be eligible, you must:

  1. RSVP by leaving your Twitter handle in the Gleam widget below – NOT in the comments. (If you aren’t on Twitter, it’s easy—and free—to sign up. Go to to see how – or just leave your name in the widget)
  2. Have at least three unique Tweets (other than a RT) on the Twitter party from 9-10 pm ET on December 5.

TravelingMom Ricardo Beverly Hills 12/5

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