When traveling the world, there are so many incredible experiences to enjoy – but tasting some of the local flavors that are on offer is something else! We take a look at of the some of our favorite foodie moments which you can enjoy on our singles guided vacations.
Foodie Adventures that give something back
In honour of World Food Day, we thought we’d start by taking a look at some of the Just You Cares initiatives. In partnership with Planeterra, Just You supports a variety of projects around the world as a way for the travel industry to give back to local communities. These create opportunities that lead to income, empowerment and an improved quality of life. On some of our vacations, we’ll take you to see the work that is being done and meet some of the people who benefit.
Sthree Café – Sri Lanka
The Women’s Development Centre (WDC) in Kandy has been working to create equal opportunities for women since 1986. This registered non-profit organization runs programmes to combat violence against women and empower them as equal members of society. At the Shtree Craft Shop & Café, a dining area has been established to create a space for travelers to enjoy delicious Sri Lankan cuisine, which in turn has created a steady stream of income for local women. On a singles vacation in Sri Lanka you can visit the Sthree Café for a bite to eat and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two while there.
Coffee in Costa Rica
As tourism was growing in Costa Rica, an earthquake in 2009 collapsed the main road to San Miguel de Sarapiqui, leaving this isolated community unable to benefit from travelers' dollars. The CoopeSarapiqui cooperative established the Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour. The cooperative brings together more than 200 small farmers that produce organic coffee from the four regions of San Carlos, Sarapiqui, Heredia and Alajuela. On a singles vacation to Costa Rica you’ll take a ‘Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour’ to gain insight to the lives of Costa Rica’s coffee producers and have the opportunity to sample the coffee from the region.