Bidding for Good…Travel

Have you spent much time on the website Bidding for Good? It’s the online charity auction website where you can find all sorts of items and “Shop for a Cause.” Yankees tickets, signed scripts from celebrities, walk-on roles for your favorite TV shows, the musical instruments used by famous bands, indulgent products and art and spa visits and you-name-it, and each supports a particular charity.

One of my favorite sub-sites run through Bidding for Good is that of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES). At their auctions you can find amazing travel deals and experiences at far less than market value, and the proceeds go toward TIES’ mission “to promote responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.”

Offerings change all the time. For instance, right now there is a Nepal village homestay experience for six travelers for 6 days/5 nights, and the winning bid is $114. That’s nineteen dollars a piece for you and five friends to spend 6 days having a unique village experience in Nepal. Or the 3-day wildlife experience in Borneo that is listed, getting you up close to orangutans and Borneon Pygmy Elephants–so far there is no bid on that, so name your price!

It’s wild what’s available out there if you know where to look for your next adventure.

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