#074 – Shannon O’Donnell: Using Travel as a Force for Good
August 7, 2018
Motivation, inspiration, sweet scenery: this episode has it all! And that’s because we’re talking to Shannon O’Donnell, a responsible tourism advocate who was named a National Geographic Traveler of the Year for her work helping travelers use grassroots tourism as a force for good. Shannan accomplishes this through Grassroots Volunteering, the world’s largest database of social enterprises empowering travelers to connect to causes and communities in the places they travel, and her book The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook.
Shannon also founded A Little Adrift, a massive resource for travelers spanning more than 100 countries and tens of thousands of readers. For all those aspiring travelers out there who have “a trip around the world” tucked away in their bucket list, this site is a resource that makes international travel a reality.
“Curiosity: the single best way to discover the greatest things in life!” –Shannon O’Donnell
We also discuss:
Shannon started traveling in 2008… and then never stopped
What it took to start A Little Adrift 10 years ago, as an early female travel blogger
Shannon O’Donnell is a responsible tourism advocate and was named a National Geographic Traveler of the Year for her work helping travelers use grassroots tourism as a force for good.
Through her writing, photography, and speaking she shares stories that encourage other travelers to not only explore the world, but to understand how travel impacts local communities and cultures.
She founded both A Little Adrift and Grassroots Volunteering, which is the world’s largest database of social enterprises empowering travelers to connect to causes and communities in the places they travel.
I love the world of food and beverage, everything about it, it’s soo damn sexy! Every time we eat and drink it ignites us sensually…the look, texture, taste, smell, sound all in a unique combination, encapsulating a moment in time. The act of sharing a meal with friends, chatting, eating, and drinking together is so forking perfect. It is a feeling that echoes a sense that All Is Good! Very, Very good!