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Kin Travel — Conscientious Expeditions

Kin Travel — Conscientious Expeditions

Kin Travel — Conscientious Expeditions

Imagine going on a fab holiday and finding out it was also helping the environment and inhabitants that you were visiting. Anyone who knows me know I LOVE to travel as my saying goes “Holidays, Handbags and Houses!” Enter Kin Travel. Kin Travel disrupts and redefines the notion of “vacation.”

Kin Travel is a company inspired by safari and committed to sustainability. Every trip is built around the country and local community you are visiting. And every trip’s focus is on building up the local economy, education system, and ecology.

Activists Abroad

Kin Travel — Conscientious Expeditions

Photo Courtesy of Kin Travel.


Kin Travel makes vacationing more of an ethical adventure, a form of activism via exploring the world. For example, 15% of profits earned by Kin Travel experiences are invested in social enterprises — the ones needed most by each community Kin Travel focuses on.

When you book a vacation with Kin Travel, you are embarking on a journey. You aren’t simply boarding a plane, going to another place, and setting your bags in a hotel that could be anywhere. No. Kin Travel offers highly specific and curated adventures. And each adventure is a week-long all-inclusive exploration.

Kin Travel’s current itinerary focuses on Haiti for its “Winter Trips 2018.” This specific adventure is called “Sailing Safari Haiti” and there are two trips available: February 14th through the 19th, and the 22nd through the 27th.

Let’s look at Kin Travel’s current getaway to Haiti to get a taste of what this is all about.

Sailing Safari Haiti

Kin Travel — Conscientious Expeditions

Photo Courtesy of Balance Haiti.


Kin Travel’s current Sailing Safari is, “a journey to the hidden paradise of Haiti’s north coast in a candle-lit safari camp on a 150-acre beach property with a 62′ sailboat called Balance.”
It all begins when you touch down at the Cap-Haïtien International Airport, Haiti. You will be greeted by local musicians serenading you on the tarmac. Upon leaving the airport you will be met by the Kin team with some local Prestige brand beer in-hand. And then a taxi-boat will bring you on your way to paradise.

This is when you will begin to fully appreciate how breathtakingly beautiful Haiti really is.

The next five days will see you camping in luxurious tents, sailing on the Balance, and exploring various islands and coves off the coast of Cap-Haïtien.

But this voyage is more than a vacation. You will meet the local people. You will get to know them. You will see their struggles. You will learn about their hardships. And you will discover that despite all that, the people there hold such joy and happiness in their hearts.

This is where the true magic of Kin Travel comes into play.

A New Kind of Vacation

Kin Travel — Conscientious Expeditions

Photo Courtesy of Kin Travel.

You aren’t just on holiday here. You are expanding your horizons. You are learning about different ways of life. And, most importantly, your money is going directly to the community you are visiting. This is done through Kin Travel’s “Kin Impact Fund.”

As said earlier, 15% of Kin Travel profit goes back to the local community in various ways.

This current trip supports three key aspects of Haiti: Economy, education, and ecology.

Economy: This trip will help foster Haitian artisan entrepreneurship by donating funds to the Haiti Design Co.

Education: Proceeds will also go to school improvement and teacher training with funds being donated to ProDev Haiti.

Ecology: Your money will go toward preserving Port Français by establishing solar power energy and ensuring the water remains clean.

This is why Kin Travel resonates with me.

So if you’re trying to decide where to vacation next and want to have a meaningful adventure while exploring a new land, check out Kin Travel. This is your chance to expand your appreciation for life through exploration. And in doing so you will be giving back directly to the local community. That is what being a citizen of the world is all about.

Check out Kin Travel and book your next trip on their website, and follow them on Instagram.

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Many who have traveled to the Mediterranean have lamented that they don’t want to go home when the vacation is ove...
Eco Friendly Furniture for Your Home
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” – Native American Proverb ...
Architectual Masterpiece: Frank Lloyd Wright Jr’s Samuel-Novarro House
Lloyd Wright Jr.’s 1928 Samuel Novarro House is both a stunning display of architectural excellence and a notable ...
The Most Romantic Restaurants in Los Angeles
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’ve been putting off making dining reservations for yourself a...
The Best Home Offices for Organizing
The new year is a great time to get organized. Many of us work from home, or bring our work home with us regularly, ...
How to Prep Your House to Sell
First impressions are so important and this is especially true when selling a home! There are several simple steps y...
Green Holiday Decorating
When the temperatures drop, you can still enjoy the beauty of nature by bringing it indoors! There are several ways ...
Gorgeous Dining Rooms for Holiday Entertaining
The temperatures are dropping, and the holidays are approaching. It’s the perfect time to gather friends and fam...
Stunning Centerpieces for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving sometimes feels like the neglected holiday that’s squeezed in between Halloween and Christmas.  Blac...
Simplicity in the Home – Less is More
Minimalism in home design sometimes gets a bad rap.  Some see minimalism as stark, empty, and lifeless.  The truth...
Google Home vs. Amazon Echo
The connected home has become an important feature of real estate as more people work from home or simply seek to ma...
The Most Iconic Handbags Ever Made
Nothing completes an outfit like the perfect handbag.  The It bag, or an iconic handbag, has never gone out of styl...
Luxury Lighting Ideas for Your Home
Having the right lighting is so important when designing a room! Lighting helps create the mood and set the tone fo...
Abbot Kinney Festival
You may have been to  artsy street fairs in the past, but THE street fair of the year is unlike the others.  More ...
Best Southern California Beaches
When people think of Southern California, the first thing that often comes to mind is the beaches.  Home to many of...
The Best BBQ in Los Angeles
While Los Angeles may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of great barbecue, diners looking for...
Charming Cottage Gardens
A cottage garden invites you to sit and stay a while.  Full of charm, whimsy, and color, the happy clutter of gorge...
Stunning Entry Doors
It’s often said that “eyes are the window to the soul”. In the same way, entry doors are a preview of what’s...
Fabulous Pools to Add to Your Home
Pools are a highly sought after feature in homes.  From entertaining guests to hosting events to simply lounging ov...
Dreamy Canopy Beds
Canopy beds instantly transform a bedroom into a sumptuous, luxurious hideaway.  Once a luxury item for only the we...
Outdoor Living Space Ideas
Many of us dream of  having architectural elements that allow your indoor living space to expand and blend with you...
Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles this Summer
Summer is here and that means it is time to have a blast. The cool thing about the Los Angeles area is that there ar...
Fireworks in Los Angeles
If you are lucky enough to live in or be visiting Los Angeles around the Fourth of July, you can see some spectacula...
Take a Venice Beach Vacation
Planning a Venice Beach vacation? We have a list of things to see while you are in town plus a few ideas on places t...
Stunning Ceilings to Replicate
When looking for your dream home, it’s often the little details that make all the difference. Stunning ceilings ar...

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