So nice to meet you! I'm the BeachCorps Beach Bum. Welcome to my blog. Every now and then, I"m going to try to share some thoughts on sustainable tourism I hope you find interesting. We're going to look at both private sector issues and how nonprofits handle sustainable tourism and sustainable development in general.
We're going to focus mostly on how to combine a great vacation with a great cause. Now I know there are going to be some haters out there who say: "No way. Can't be done. You can't combine short-term volunteering with sustainable causes. That's just 'voluntourism' and all voluntourism is bad." And I'm going to prove you wrong. I'm going to blow your mind. I'm going to show you that it is INDEED possible to combine short-term vacation volunteering with great causes in a way that strengthens and reinforces the cause. The trick is being laid back about certain things (like letting the cause decide the volunteer activity, not the volunteer) while being very strict on other things, like making sure that all projects make people who receive benefits "pay it forward" by doing good for others. We're going to have some fun with all of this and I will very much welcome your thoughts. So let's get going! We're not going to move fast. We're on beach time. We're going to move forward one little grain of sand at a time. --BBB
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The BeachCorps Beach Bum!
The BeachCorps Beach Bum loves great vacations and great volunteer work!