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So far Karen Leiva has created 19 blog entries.

Travel with Purpose: Local Perspective

By |2020-03-02T15:32:05-05:00October 7th, 2019|Peru, Social Impact Traveller, Travel with Purpose, Uncategorized|

In this blog, I asked Peru travel guide of nearly 15 years, Fernando Figueroa, for a local perspective on how things have changed at Machu Picchu and what those changes mean to the community. There is no question that Machu

Prince Edward Island for Families

By |2020-03-02T15:28:15-05:00September 1st, 2019|Family Travel, Social Impact Traveller, Uncategorized|

Ice cream, goats on a beach, lighthouses to explore and campfire marshmallows – it’s the kind of stuff that little kid dreams are made of. This is why Prince Edward Island (PEI) is great for family vacations. My husband and

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

By |2020-06-19T15:30:44-04:00August 11th, 2019|Social Impact Traveller, Travel with Purpose, Uganda, Uncategorized|

Conservation: Gorilla Trekking in Uganda When it comes to conservation, Uganda prioritizes the protection of gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You can help too! When you choose a gorilla trek, you must pay a gorilla permit. Fees

Women Artisans in Jordan

By |2020-06-16T14:53:54-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Jordan, Social Impact Traveller, Travel with Purpose, Uncategorized|

Women Artisans in Jordan Visit women artisans in Jordan to support the community and purchase traditional hand-made souvenirs.  During my recent trip to Jordan, on our Custom Jordan Tour, we finished the trip with a stop to see

Why you shouldn’t volunteer at orphanages

By |2020-03-02T15:31:51-05:00February 17th, 2019|Social Impact Traveller, Travel with Purpose, Uganda, Uncategorized|

Why you shouldn't volunteer in orphanages Having had first-hand experience in working with and supporting the Nzirambi orphanage in Uganda, Social Impact Traveller doesn't recommend volunteering in an orphanage. Read on to find out why we think there

Travel with Purpose, Empowering Women of Peru

By |2020-03-02T15:25:25-05:00February 7th, 2019|Peru, Social Impact Traveller, Travel with Purpose|

Travel with Purpose: Empowering Women of Peru  Peru is facing challenges due to overtourism. But tourism is also helping to empower communities, particularly those along the route to Machu Picchu. Read on to find out