Tips for Service-minded Travelers

Drizzle Environmental Society: Empowering Canada’s Youth To Get Involved In Nature Conservation

Thanks to this Vancouver-based nonprofit, Canada’s young people are falling deeply in love with nature, and they’re banding together to fight for nature conservation in their communities. On the morning…

Sustainable and Ethical Shopping with Sustainably Chic

Sustainably Chic – Changing the World One Shopper at a Time

Changing the world for the better can seem like an overwhelming task and no matter how much energy and desire you have, it can be difficult to know where to…

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Making a Positive Impact through Podcasting: With Alexandra Black-Paulick

Alexandra Black-Paulick is the host of the Positive Impact Podcast. Her fun-loving, insightful and contagious personality brings the stories of social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and change makers to life. Alexandra believes…

Shop Social Enterprises with Cambio Market and The Global Commute

Look Good. Feel Good. Do Good. Shopping Social Enterprises with the Founders of Cambio Market

Gelaine and Jérôme are the founders of Cambio Market, an online marketplace full of handcrafted items made by social enterprises and social causes around the globe. By shopping on Cambio…

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Buying Social: The Ultimate Gift Guide to Support Social Enterprises this Christmas

Tired of boring gifts? Want to find a creative gift from a trendy, local company with great products and even better causes? This guide showcases some of my favorites this…

Adventurous round the world travel with photographer Asher Svidensky

Breaking Walls around the World: Behind the Scenes with Leading Photographer Asher Svidensky

Asher Svidensky is a photographer. But more importantly, he is a storyteller. He is also an adventurer and a traveler who truly embodies The Global Commute’s mission to Journey beyond…

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Eleanor Roosevelt Reveals why you Might be a Small-mind Traveler: The Secret to Meaningful Experiences Around the World

I saw this quote recently. It moved me. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Each week, I have a blank page. The…

Travel Tool Review: Don’t be a Granny. Use PocketGuide – The Travel Best App to Make Exploring the World Easier

When I travel around the world, a few things are extremely important to me as I explore: I want to experience the destination in an authentic way – seeking out…

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…

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…

How to Save Money on Flights Using the 24-hour Reservation Requirement

Did you know that airlines are required by law to give you a refund within 24 hours if you decide you don’t want the flight, or allow you to hold…

Paid Time Off to Volunteer Around The World – How Smart Companies are Inspiring Employees

Ok… we are getting into business today. But don’t worry, I am not going to complain about claustrophobic cubicles, over-bearing bosses, or stifling office politics (well maybe a little). I…

How to Lower Your Taxes and the Cost of Your Trips Abroad: The Quick Guide to Tax-deductible Travel

Did you know that there are thousands of companies that offer travel packages that are 100% tax deductible?  Did you also know that even if you can’t deduct a full…

How to Travel Like the Rich: The Truth Behind What the Wealthy Really Want

Traveling, and traveling richly, sounds pretty good to all of us. I have never met a person who said they don’t really like vacationing abroad or even more so, just…

What Does Rich Really Mean?

What is being rich?  Some may say “it’s having one million dollars…or two…or ten”, others may say “it’s traveling the world and never worrying about money.” For me three years ago,…

Valentine’s Day Traditions of the World – Peculiar, Fun and Sometimes Bizarre

It’s the day before Valentine’s Day in my home country. For those of you that may not be familiar with the pseudo holiday, it is a day where romantic love…