GIVING encompasses many things: Gifting, the transfer of something without the expectation of receiving something in return; generosity, the quality of being kind; charity, the voluntary giving of help to those in need.
In essence, GIVING offers support and comes from a place of caring. It might be the gift of time volunteered to benefit others or the gift of a donation to benefit a program, or it may be sharing your experience in a particular area of expertise. GIVING means different things to different people, it’s an emotion, and scientists believe that this altruistic behavior releases endorphins in the brain, producing a positive feeling.
The Coconut Traveler aspires to create experiences that create positive exchange between kama’aina, locals, and malihini, visitors, and develop endearing, long-lasting relationships that feel good.
We are guided by our hearts and aim to leave a destination better and combine those with philantourism, a holiday, or an experience that gives back to a destination. We strive to deliver luxury without a footprint. By carefully choosing our partners, and that includes everyone from our private jet provider to biologists, environmentalists, and small, locally-owned businesses, we hope every part of your journey is meaningful and equitable for the local community, economy, and environment. Whether you choose to give your time or dollars, The Coconut Traveler offers numerous opportunities to give back to your island host.
We believe that we must act urgently to tackle the effects of climate change, so beginning in 2021, all of our itineraries will include the price to off-set carbon emissions resulting from the journey to Hawaii.
Ask how The Coconut Traveler can align GIVING activities with your lifestyle and passion.