Early education is essential for an onslaught of situations we take for granted, one of which is our own health. Discussing the importance of being your own health advocate with kids is a great way to empower them and get them involved in their own wellbeing. With Breast Cancer Awareness Month already halfway through, there are still a lot of great ways to keep the conversation going with the family, give back and promote a healthy lifestyle.
By Hainan Airlines
Growing up watching Paul Newman movies, including the beloved Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid made later in his career, I was pleasantly surprised to find the actor-turned-philanthropist left more than a film legacy behind. Sure Newman’s Own is a famous non-profit brand giving back to charities in need, but Newman’s Connecticut summer camp was news to me.
The increased presence of “voluntourism” activities within some, or all, vacation itineraries in the last few years proved travelers gain a greater appreciation for a destination when interacting with local communities and the day-to-day existence beyond the confines of a posh resort. Naturally, there are numerous travel agencies, and resorts with programs specializing in philanthropic itineraries serving communities in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Plan a family trip to New York City June 14–24, for the NYC Pride celebration. This year’s theme, Defiantly Different, celebrates individuality, self-confidence and power in the face of adversity. What better way to inspire the kids than by promoting positivity, power and artistic expression? Support LGBTQ family, friends and strangers at NYC Pride — and give back to LGBTQ-run establishments and local communities.