Traveller: Voluntourism: The cruises where passengers can volunteer to help local projects

River Cruise Company has partnered with ME to WE so that passengers can get involved with a cause on their next cruise. The four-day ME to WE trip can be booked with the 13-night Golden Triangle and the Sacred Ganges cruise. From joining morning yoga classes to helping build a classroom for future generations, read about how these immersive volunteer trips are making travel more meaningful.

Forbes: Uniworld’s New Cruise on India’s Ganges River Emphasizes Local Interaction, Wellness

River cruising just got a whole lot more authentic—Uniworld is offering it’s first-ever wellness cruise along the Ganges in India, an immersive luxury experience from New Delhi to Kolkata. The cruise will feature wellness activities like yoga and meditation sessions, healthy cooking classes and the Serenity River Spa. Read about how Uniworld is partnering with ME to WE, so that guests can meet local farmers, work on sustainable development projects and have a truly culturally immersive experience.

The New York Times: Sustainable Travel: It’s Not Just About the Environment

When people hear the word sustainable travel, they think of ecofriendly practices and environmental responsibility. But there’s more to it than that. Sustainable travel has an impact on the environment, culture and the economy of the country travelled to. How to choose which travel company to book with? The best ones allow you to trace your impact. ME to WE Trips falls in this category—they are transparent about half of their net profits going back to charity. Find out about the trips they offer, in partnership with high-end tour operators like Audley Travel and Scott Dunn.

Virtuoso: A Vacation Based on Service in Ecuador

Virtuoso Life chats with Virtuoso CEO Matthew Upchurch and his wife, Jessica, Virtuoso’s ambassador for sustainability, about sustainable tourism and their recent family vacation to the Ecuadorian rainforest with ME to WE Trips. They brought their children with them to the Minga Lodge in the Amazon, where they were able to connect with the locals, explore cultural sites and travel with purpose. Read more about their life-changing experience and what their young children thought of it.

The New York Times: 5 Summer Programs for Teens That Teach Empathy Through Community Service

With the growing role that social media plays in the lives of teenagers, many parents are searching for a way to expand their worldview and get them involved in their local communities. These summer programs that incorporate community service elements are a great place for teens to do just that. Find out about ME to WE’s summer programs that build leadership skills and encourage empathy, including Take Action Camps and youth volunteer trips to Kenya, Ecuador and India.