Honeymoons are changing, travel is now about passion and a purpose. Newlyweds are now becoming focused  on a  new non traditional way of travel.  For couples looking to find  meaning and inspiration in their adventure, there are some great options out there.

One of the new travel trends is to become a travel philanthropist!  A company called Elevate Destinations http://www.elevatedestinations.com/ offers trips to numerous destinations and also  donates a percentage of the trip proceeds to non profit companies giving back to the community that you visit.  It’s a great idea, check out the site to browse all the travel locations that they offer.

Another of the travel trends is to spend time volunteering  http://www.i-to-i.com in the community you are traveling to. A great way to immerse yourself in a new culture and experience a one of a kind trek to an exotic location. Think of it as part work, part play and life changing to say the least.

If you are  spiritually oriented, interested in other cultures & religions, and are an ecologically mined person who likes adventure you might enjoy exploring the Ladakh region of northern India in the heart of the Himalayan mountains in this ancient Buddhist region. This non profit group works in alternative energy, water resources, biodiversity and agrigriculture.   http://www.globalecospiritualtours.org

If it’s out of the ordinary sights and adventure that you are looking for and you appreciate an approach that is responsible and geared towards conservation and giving back to the community then check this company out. http://mtsobek.com/about/givingBack.htm