THE EXPLORE MORE STORE
About The Store
It’s true, most travel advisors do not sell merchandise. However, the goal of Explore More Family Travel has always been to do more than sell travel. The goal is to open the world to people, to get them to see outside their bubble. There is a big beautiful world out there waiting to be explored. The world can be explored through travel, but also through books, cuisine, music, art, festivals, and more.
Another important goal of Explore More has always been to eventually give back. The lack of travel in 2020 has made that goal impossible, but then I had an idea …
During this pause for the travel industry, I have realized how much my love of design goes beyond designing trips. I love designing my brand, my website, my email format, my forms, and my out of the box ideas for keeping engaged with potential clients in unconventional ways! Which brings me to The Explore More Store …
I am combining my love of design and my desire to give back to create items that promote kindness and inclusion. 100% of net profits will be given to charity. The charities will change. To keep things easy, I am starting off with charities I have picked, but starting in December, I will give people the chance to vote for their favorite non-profits. I will keep everyone updated here and via social media on where donations are going each month. Now, let’s start shopping …
Below Items Will Benefit Kids Helping Kids
Kids Helping Kids is a charity event near and dear to my heart. While not an official 501(c)(3), it is an event that my mom decided to do while clearing out my sister and my toys each year before Christmas. My dad organized the event in the following years. Children around Savannah, GA would donate gently used toys that were distributed at the West Broad YMCA in Savannah, GA during an event called ‘Miracle on May St’ to families who could not afford to buy gifts during the holidays. While the original intent was to recycle used toys and put them to good use, the program has evolved to also provide new toys when possible. Thus, any proceeds for sales in November will go towards purchase of toys for this year’s event December 12th this year and will be distributed as bags in a COVID safe manner.
Below Items Will Benefit ASTA
ASTA stands for the American Society of Travel Advisors. It is the advocacy group helping travel advisor’s voices be heard, especially now as our industry has taken a hit like never before.