Thank you for visiting. Let me share about my passion
for making a difference through heart-based travel.
Debbie DuPey, CEO
My heart-felt belief is when
like-minded people around
the world come together
we can create a more
Traveling changed me in a profound way.
Growing up in small town in Washington State, traveling the world did not seem possible.
Magazines showed me pictures of far off places, and though the people were mysterious to me, the
smiles on their faces showed me we were more similar than different. In my twenties, I traveled solo
to Russia. I realized on this trip that traveling was the best way to know
the truth about what was happening in the world. You had to go
there yourself. Talk to the people. Hear their stories. You had
to shop in their grocery stores and walk down their streets.
I knew then that my life's path would include utilizing my
own passion for travel to open the world to people who were
just as curious as I am about other countries and cultures.
As an adult, I worked both in the group travel industry
and in the field of social justice. I have traveled, worked, lived and
volunteered throughout Central America, Asia and Africa. My vision is
to partner with individuals who have a deep connection to the place and people. Often it is their own country or a place where they have developed strong roots. All our partners are committed to social
justice work. My heart-felt belief is when like-minded people around the world come together
we can create a more beautiful, compassionate global community.
"I realized on this trip that traveling was the best way
to know the truth
about what was
happening in the world."
Travel opens the mind and the heart.
We can travel in a way that allows us to learn
and do good work.
We must be respectful guests, who are responsible
for our actions when we visit others countries.
Some of the most poignant impacts come when we
return home to share our experiences with others.