Our world is in dire need of cultures and communities banning together to help each other. We meet many people who want to help, but the daunting task of knowing where to start is a huge deterrent.
There is a company that takes all the guesswork out of giving back, making it as easy as signing up and selecting from a list. We spoke with Fathom Travel to learn more about their mission for areas such as the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
Recently, when the island of Cuba opened for U.S. travel, a historic moment happened. Rich with history, and homeland of names you might recognize, such as Hemingway, Cuba is booming with design inspiration. It also has interesting details not commonly seen in America, our favorite being walk-in cigar humidors.
Living in a digital world, we love Fathom’s view that the power of transformation comes through human-to-human connection. It begins with the first part of your Fathom journey, boarding a cruise ship filled with like-minded individuals from around the world. Their programs even offer family packages that involve teaching younger generations about the importance of giving back.
The Fathom Cuban experience not only provides a wealth of historical knowledge, but also intimate interactions with the Cuban people. In addition, their Dominican Republic trips offer activities that directly help the community. These include implementing clay water filtration, creating recycled paper crafts to assist the country’s entrepreneurial women, and participating in the complete process of economic development through organic chocolate production.
Fathom also offers educational packages for students and teachers, providing team-building opportunities packed with multi-cultural education. What better way to bond with your friends and family than learning something new and helping others?
Written by Joanna Heitz
Photos by Fathom