When we travel, we tend to collect our memories in different ways. This may be through photography, journaling or videography. There are, however, plenty of other ways to create memories whilst you’re on the road that can not just help yourself but also those around you. Whenever we travel to another country, we may forget the issues that they have locally. Travelling is becoming more accessible to us again, and it’s time to start creating some amazing memories along the way. Here are some ways in which you can help, get back into the swing of things and do something incredible.
Raise some money for a charity
There are always lots of opportunities to raise funds for a charity while you travel. Maybe you could take part in a skydive or something similar? Perhaps you like the idea of checking out some big charity walks? The possibilities are endless. Just make sure you select a charity that works in the local area. Many large international companies provide aid supplies all over the world. So, you won’t struggle to find a suitable organization. You then just need to raise the money during your trip and send it to them. How you do that is entirely up to your interests and taste.
Look for projects that require volunteers
If you plan to visit Africa or any third-world location, you should research volunteering projects in the area. There are usually lots of companies and collectives out there doing a lot of good work. So, you just need to find a good group and offer your assistance. Even if you only spend one day of your trip helping out, you’re going to make a significant difference. If you enjoyed the experience, make sure you take lots of photographs and share them on social media.
With a bit of luck, that might encourage your friends to follow suit in the future. How about looking at some videography to help with the local tourism. With a Drone, you can create the most impactful videography that will look both professional and stunning. It will catch the attention of any viewer. Drones are wonderful ways to capture a place from a birds-eye view, something we don’t get to see too often. This could be something that you could put to good use if you want to work whilst you are on the road.
“Most consumers say that watching videos of products gives them more confidence when making a decision, before booking.” says Amara Marketing. This is often because looking at resorts and hotels on the internet isn’t always the best.
Videos are preferable especially in the tourism industry, because you can get a much better overview than photos that may have been staged for the occasion. This is what makes videography such a valuable tool for travel makers.
Often tourism boards are willing to work with people who have access to good equipment and are willing to work for them to make their city or resort look good. With the use of drones and other types of video equipment, you can help tourists see the city in all its glory.
Pass your skills on to local people
Individuals with skills and qualifications could assist locals by passing on their knowledge. For example, let’s presume you’ve worked in the construction industry for the last twenty years.
You’re walking through a residential area in Morocco, and you notice a man trying to rebuild a wall around his home. You see that his technique is far from perfect, and so you stop to offer him a hand. During the task, you explain why your method is better than the one he was using. So, he gets some help and education, and you get to know you did something worthwhile. It’s vital that all educated and able travellers try to help out when they visit impoverished nations.
It’s also critical to remember that people live in poverty all over the world. So, you don’t have to wait for your trip before you start making a difference. You could get some much-needed practice by volunteering and raising money at home too.
Wherever you visit this summer, I hope you will consider some of the suggestions from this article. Be safe on the road if you are travelling this year, the pandemic is still posing a threat. However, you can still be safe and make some amazing memories. Come home with all your photos, videos and journals heavier than ever this time around.