In 2014, Wanderlust Tours is donating a portion of each tour to a charitable organization or cause in which we believe. We feel very fortunate to be able to work in an industry that brings people together through travel, culture, and food. As a small business, we understand the hard work required to make a go of it, but still feel compelled to give back to the community in which we live and work. A portion from each of our culinary tours will go to a local food organization, while our cultural tour donation will be given to a group supporting some aspect of the arts. Our femme-focused tours offered through Wanderlust for Women will generate donations for a local women’s organization. We have yet to determine which groups will be the recipient, but stay tuned… our decision will be made by the end of the year.
Owners Shawnie Kelley Foy and Sherri Pickett are avid supporters of independently owned businesses both in their hometown of Columbus and while traveling, so the fundamental philosophy is to lend support to grass roots organizations or causes in which we personally believe and for which our monetary donation will make an impact. Additionally, Wanderlust Tours Media is publishing a new travel guide series, Wanderlust for Women, with its first two new titles “A Woman’s Guide to France” (Feb 2014) and “A Woman’s Guide to Great Britain” (Jan 2015) for pre-sale on Amazon. Shawnie is personally donating a small proceed from each book to a local women’s organization, also to be determined. Your traveling, whether literally on a Wanderlust Tour or virtually through stories and pictures in our books, helps us to help others – even if in just a small way.