Changing the world, one travel experience at a time
Traveltodogood.com, a signature program of the Affinity Travel Group, engages travelers in the life, culture, history, people and environment of their chosen destination. The Affinity Travel Group, a division of Travel Planners International is a full service travel agency based in Houston Texas
We believe that programs that focus on responsible travel can be a catalyst for sustainable tourism and social change.
Our mission is to educate and engage socially conscious individuals and groups by connecting them to domestic and international communities, programs, trips, resources and information that will empower them to be more socially conscious responsible travelers. We want to develop human potential through the power of learning through travel.
Our vision is to activate a new movement of conscious travelers, impacting existing and future generations of travelers to come.
Our Guiding Principals
Inclusion, Oneness, Dignity and Respect
One of the ways we measure our success is in the overall positive contributions we make to our society and to humanity as a whole.
At the very heart of our organization is our desire to serve. In doing this, we work and partner with a diverse group of individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations and government entities.
We believe in the fundamental principles of oneness; one people and one community. As stewards of this process, we believe it is our responsibility to serve our global partners with dignity and respect.
Last but not least, we believe in the universal principle of giving and receiving. When we unconditionally give of our time, talent and resources we receive more than we could ever give.
From the Founder of Travel to do Good
I believe that everyone has a purpose. That purpose is a part of their life’s journey. Knowing, understanding and honoring that purpose, is the foundation of how I try to live my life. When our individual gifts and talents are in alignment with pir purpose, it provides us with the opportunity to show up more fully in the world. When we connect with our purpose, we are then able to connect to the essence of who we really are.
As a young girl I learned the value of being in service from my parents and siblings. It is an amazing gift and blessing to serve and to connect to others in this way. As a mother I passed these powerful life lessons to serve to my own children.
My personal journey with volunteer travel began over 20 years ago during a group sales incentive trip to Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic. It was there that I looked beyond the pristine grounds of our beautiful resort and into the hearts of the people of the Dominican Republic. I knew in my heart that I would return one day, to blend my love of travel with my life’s purpose of being in service.
Fifteen years later I returned to the Dominican Republic to embark on my first volunteer travel project with the Airline Ambassadors, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide humanitarian and international relief to children in need. We began our journey in San Fuego, where we delivered medical supplies, distributed clothing, sports equipment and even hosted a children’s party. I also spoke to a women’s group about domestic violence. It became clear to me that this trip provided a good place to start and would serve as a catalyst for me to empower others travel to do good.
Through this work, I have been blessed with the good fortune of traveling and connecting with people all over the world. Each person I meet, each destination I visit and each volunteer project I participate in, has left an indelible mark on my life, helping me to grow not only as a person but as a citizen of the world.
For me, travel has been a powerful metaphor for my life, with each destination and journey shaping new experiences for my soul’s growth.
It is my hope that within our network, you will find a trip, a nonprofit organization or volunteer travel project that resonates with your heart and soul that inspires you to take action.
And when you do, I invite you to embark on the journey.
I invite you to travel to do good.
CEO/Chief Experiences Officer
Affinity Travel Group Inc./Traveltodogood.com