Month: November 2019

O.A.T. Thailand Team & the Royal Thai Navy Restore Coral Reefs

In cooperation with the Royal Thai Navy, more than 30 Overseas Adventure Travel associates from the Bangkok office spent a day restoring dying and damaged coral reefs, helping to raise awareness of the importance of environmental conservation for staff and the local community. The navy officers¬† provided a lecture on marine ecology and basic training… Read more »

How the Mitchell/Rushing Foundation Supports Grand Circle Foundation

Throughout its history, Grand Circle Foundation has been dedicated to giving back to communities along the paths of Overseas Adventure Travel tours. It is assisted in that effort by the Mitchell/Rushing Foundation, a charitable organization founded by eight-time travelers Quinn Mitchell and Larry Rushing of Temple Terrace, Florida. Quinn and Larry spent a career in… Read more »

Saving Serengeti’s Species From Poachers

The Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania is a world-renowned natural landscape. The Great Migration of wildebeests, zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles that takes place there¬†is the largest hoofed mammal migration on earth. With resilient populations of predators and iconic wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, and rhinos, the Serengeti National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage… Read more »

Everything Old Is New Again

How Alnoba Has Borrowed a Tactic from the Past to Look Toward the Future In troubled times, how do people find a path for to helping make the world a better place? Sometimes, inspiration comes from the past. And sometimes, it comes from the young. That was the case in the 1960s, when opposition to… Read more »

Wine to Water: Our partnership continues to grow

In 2015, Grand Circle Foundation launched the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Initiative, to ensure all schools and villages that are supported by GCF have an adequate supply of clean water and toilets that meet or exceed the local standards. Clean water improves health, education, agriculture, economic development and women’s empowerment. Currently, 86% of all… Read more »