- Posted by:Esther
- May 31, 2021
Oh my….the Covid pandemic has us craving the freedom to travel again!
That sweet excitement around the anticipation of boarding a plane that we just know will take us to new discoveries and expand our horizons. The feeling of stepping onto unknown soil, being greeted by a warm blanket of a much higher temperature than you’re used to. The new sights, sounds, smells, the experience of the new. The sunrise and sunset that look so much more beautiful in your new surroundings.
Take us away please!
Not having the freedom to travel whenever we want, to wherever we want, is really starting to itch. The fact that we are facing the largest health crisis in our lifetime, doesn’t make waiting for the borders to open up again any easier. We don’t know about you, but we needed to take our minds off Corona and do something. Something that helped us to see the sunshine behind the clouds. Something that would allow us to scratch that travel bug, even if just for a bit.
As many of you, we struggled to see anything positive in this pandemic, that has cast a long shadow over the world we knew. But in all the hardship, there is a silver lining, an opportunity. The whole situation forces us all to take a step back, rethink, observe and pause for a while. The commuting rush, the office chatter, the running about – all of it slowly came to a halt. On our side, we started becoming a bit more introspective and seeing the trees from the forest….the details, the seeds of energy that really illuminate our spirits.
What gives you the energy to smile and take positive action?
What is your sunshine?
With our passion for travel at the center of it all, we think that the world needs another type of traveller and another type of travel facilitator… The type that wants to contribute to make the world a better place. A type of traveller that leaves a positive mark wherever they go. We think that we need more than to focus on travels and experiences that do not leave a damaging footprint, be it cultural, economic or environmental. Call us ambitious or perhaps day dreamers, but we want more.
We want to make a real contribution and rely on everyone that embarks on this journey with us, to make a positive impact. To improve something, to give, not take. Build, not use. Enrich, not destroy. To really contribute. In a BIG WAY! With as many awesome others as possible. With you!
Our sunny idea to combine doing good with travelling, led us to establish Positive Impact Tourism. To give you, the backpackers, digital nomads, hikers, globetrotters, travellers and vacationers out there, the freedom to make a better choice of travel. Whether for half a day or a few weeks,
‘no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted‘ (very nice quote by ancient Greek author Aesop that we fully agree to).
So let us not waste our new found freedom once we have it back… Let’s use our freedom to the advantage of everyone we meet, of every local community and every bit of nature that we can preserve. And yes, we have been those kids that would rescue a bug from a puddle when we were young, persisting with it even when our parents were laughing at us. If you are also still a sunshine kid at heart, let’s travel the change together and make the world an even better place to wonder!
While you wait for the borders to open, keep up the positivity and dream about where you want to go first and what kind of awesome kindness you can spread. By then, we aim to be able to provide you with some very nice options to travel better, to travel through positive impact experiences. To make the sun shine on your travels and your inner kind-hearted kid.
May you travel your change with us soon!
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