A New Type of Vacation

Isletas del Lago CocibolcaIn this ever-changing world, you may not be surprised to know that vacations look quite different from years past. More and more people are opting out of sitting on a beach downing rum-filled fruity drinks and soaking up ultraviolet rays for days on end. On a whole, people are less satisfied with sheltering themselves at an all-inclusive resort where there is no connection to the outside world. Vacations today are actually brain-stimulating, meaningful experiences which result in physical, emotional, and spiritual satisfaction for us while many times helping others.

Time off is now combined with volunteer work, language immersion, cultural and historical education and quite simply, doing something important for the earth or humanity. It is a sign that we are evolving. Travelers are waking up to the needs of those in their local and global communities and are actually doing something about it. We are realizing that our own level of privilege provides us with opportunities to make differences in the world and it is a win-win situation; we help others and we feel good about it.

Enter Travel to Learn… TTL provides exactly the types of vacations that one can feel good about on many levels. NicaVentura, our premier ecotour in Nicaragua, focuses on cultural and Spanish immersion, volunteer work, and a character development program for kids. We typically stay in hostels (much like B&B’s) so that participants can connect with fellow travelers and locals. Travelers can opt to take Spanish classes at a local orphanage where class sizes are kept between 2-5 people. We spend time doing various types of volunteer work with local students. Participants can swim in the volcanic crater lake of Laguna de Apoyo,  hike though a rainforest canopy at the top of volcano Mombacho, ride a zip line above an organic coffee plantation with howler monkeys in the trees above, we visit  and visit some amazingly colorful markets. Statistically,  Nicaragua, the safest of all Latin American countries, has been growing slowly as tourists realize its cultural and ecological beauty.

So, if you are ready to have fun and make your next adventure vacation a meaningful one, visit our web site and sign up for a summer trip in 2014! .

About Carlos Bill

Carlos is a dynamic public school teacher and Principal with professional development experience in 2nd language acquisition, educational technology, and classroom management. He also is Co-Founder of Travel to Learn, an organization dedicated to teaching people how to live a truly regenerative lifestyle with respect to health, relationships, and the natural environment. TTL does this through public speaking engagements, workshops, and travel programs.
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4 Responses to A New Type of Vacation

  1. Karna says:

    Thanks for sharing, Carlos!! I’ve been a terrible friend for not keeping in touch with you better…I hope you are doing well?


    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Rosemarie says:

    I’d love to work in a traveling business. Do you hire people to travel and help ? I would love the opportunity.

    • Carlos Bill says:

      Hola Rosemarie – We are quite a small company but that means we have room for growth so it would be best to chat. Please drop me an email at azjed218@gmail

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