Cuentapropismo and Turismo: What to know about social enterprises before you travel to Cuba

There is a lot of hype in the media right now about Cuba, especially in the United States as both countries work to normalize their relations. Amidst all the publicity,…

Shop for Summer – Make an Impact: 8 Must Haves to Gear Up for Your Meaningful Adventures

We are deep in summer – Sunny skies. Barefoot afternoons. The smell of BBQ in the warm air. Children’s laughter as they splash in the pool. Hometown fun and rejuvenating…

Why Social Entrepreneurs are the Next Big Thing and Why You Should Join Them on Your Travels

Katherine Milligan, Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, is a rockstar. I recently listened to a podcast where she talked about the growing global community of social entrepreneurs…

The USA has finally Joined the Social Entrepreneur Movement – How B Corps are Empowering Business as a Force for Good

When I started The Global Commute 6 months ago, I was not even the slightest bit aware of what was happening around me in the world of social entrepreneurship. I did…

The Number One Way to Save Money (And Even Make a Profit) on Travel

The two biggest costs during travel are flights and hotels. Last week, I shared my favorite tool for landing cheap flights. If you haven’t already tried the Hopper App, go…

Travel Tool Review: The Hopper App for Airfare Predictions

The new Hopper App was launched in January of this year and is quickly causing buzz between travel junkies. A long time fan of Kayak’s airfare prediction tool, I decided…

What is Waiting beyond Havana? The Ultimate Cuban Road Trip

Revolutionary propaganda murals remain un-scrubbed from crumbling colonial buildings. Vintage cars bellow as they make their way down dirty alleyways. Dive bars reek of rum and the sweat of salsa-…

How to Plan your DIY American Trip to Cuba before the Travel Ban is Completely Lifted

It’s an exciting time for Americans as we start planning our trips to Cuba, now that the travel regulations have been eased. But there are still a lot of questions…

Should you be Packing your Bags for Cuba? Why you Should Go Now

What do you think of when you picture Cuba? For fellow Americans, I am afraid that this question may be puzzling because quite frankly, most Americans have no inkling of…

How to Explore the World as a Service-minded Traveler: with National Geographic Traveler of the Year, Shannon O’Donnell

Shannon O’Donnell is an ordinary woman who is achieving extraordinary things. Spanning the globe while touching lives in an organic and selfless way, she is a prime example of how an…