THANK YOU for your support!
In December 2020, we transferred approximately $1,200 to each of the guides who contributed to the cookbook. They were all eternally grateful for this community and the funds that made a HUGE difference in their year.
You may still donate and we'll make sure those funds get distributed to the guides!!!!
In addition to GoFundMe we can accept funds via Venmo, PayPal and check. Please see below on how to donate using these alternate methods of payment.
No industry shut down faster and was hit harder than the travel world when Covid-19 was declared a pandemic.
Countries began closing their borders and airlines cancelled flights en-masse.
As a result, the guides and drivers who work with us at WanderTours saw their income vanish almost overnight as their livelihood disappeared before their very eyes.
If you've been on a trip with WanderTours, it's likely you have fond memories of our in-country support staff who go above and beyond to ensure that your trip is filled with a lifetime of memories.
Most of these folks live in countries where there is no government assistance, no safety net, nor any sort of financial help to tide them over until tourists return to their countries.
They've given so much to us that we want to now help them and their families and we invite you to join us by donating!
We've asked our guides to contribute to an international cookbook--recipes and photos from their home countries and kitchens to yours! And this amaaaaaazing collection of recipes is all yours for a donation of any amount.
Even if you haven't been on a WanderTours trip (yet), you can well imagine the importance of getting funds into the hands of these wonderful people. And further imagine how special it will be to receive authentic recipes from around the world!
Every donor will receive a PDF copy of a specially crafted cookbook filled with recipes from:
* Bhutan * India (North and South) * Indonesia * Ireland * Morocco * Papua New Guinea * Santa Fe * Tanzania (and possibly more)
Please donate as much as you're comfortable with but know that ALL donations are greatly appreciated and ALL funds received (minus GoFundMe fees) will be sent directly to the guides and drivers.
Travel will return. Borders will reopen. Planes will again take flight. Until then, let’s do what we can to help those who go out of their way to make our journeys that much more memorable. At some point while on the road, we’ve all relied on the kindness of strangers--this is one way we can return the favor. And when the world safely opens up again--we’ll be able to say thank you in person!
Fine print: the cookbook will be sent via email in mid-October. We are putting the final touches on it, giving it a final round of edits and then it will be done and SO cool!
PS - I've had requests for other ways to donate. If you'd prefer, you can donate via:
PayPal - [email redacted]
Venmo - @beth-whitman
To mail a check:
Beth Whitman (please make check out directly to Beth)
PO Box 16102
Seattle, WA 98116