What is ecotourism?
There is a global movement to make tourism sustainable, to minimize impacts on the environment, respect the local people and cultures, and offer economic benefits to local businesses and communities. Supporting social enterprise development to connect underserved communities to the tourism value chain.
We can all have a positive effect on the world by choosing to travel responsibly.
Supporting Sustainable Development Goals
Inspired Wandering is committed to responsible travel by recognizing the UN's sustainable development goals which state that, "Tourism has the innate ability to help make destinations more resilient, safe and sustainable. We bring destination stakeholders together to identify their destination’s greatest risks and successes, develop actionable plans for improvement, and set up the systems and training they need to build a better future for themselves through tourism."
Who is Jamillah?
If you've found my website it means that you're as passionate about meaningful travel as I am, my name is Jamillah and I'm so excited that you've taken the time to stop by for a few minutes.
My career for the past 18 years has been in architecture and I've loved it, I've cried over it, I've hated it and I've loved it again. It's given me the opportunity to work on some interesting projects and meet some amazing people. Architecture put me on the road that I find myself on today. A few years ago, when my daughter was just finishing high school and preparing for college, I knew I needed to find something to fill my time outside of work. Volunteering had always been on my radar but I'd never really pursued it until 2008 when I began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
After a couple of years with them I discovered that I could not only help out locally in my own community, but all over the world! My first trip abroad with them was in 2011 to Costa Rica and I didn't know it at the time, but it was the start of something incredible. That experience has helped to shape the way I travel. I've fallen in helplessly love with travel. My love of travel has turned into an insatiable need to see the world in a way that allows me to leave a piece of myself, through the friends that I've made, in each place I visit. Having the opportunity to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and build homes for families in so many countries has transformed the way I look at myself and the world.
Now, based in Atlanta, GA, I want to help you create meaningful experiences for yourself, friends, families or colleagues. We have very little time create those memories when we're deep in our daily routines with so little time for vacations, so why not make the most of it?
The environmentally and culturally sensitive trips that I've experienced over the years have shaped my worldview and path. I want to invite others on this soul-changing journey. I host trips that inspire growth, spirituality, independence, stewardship and adventure.
We’re all in different places on this journey. If you are seeking inspiration, making difficult life choices, need a break or just looking for adventure Inspired Wandering is the place for you.
Ready to travel with us? Shoot us an email to find out about our upcoming adventures!