Travel Bloggers Rally Around Blog Action Day

I've been astounded to see how many of the bloggers whose work I read regularly participated in Blog Action Day today. In reading through everyone's posts, I was struck by how many people said that the personal connection they made by seeing poverty first hand on their travels opened up their eyes to the need to do more to help fight poverty. The posts are fascinating, and each one showcases a different dimension of the problem. I thought I'd share some of those posts with you.

Mom Most Traveled's enlightening post on poverty gives a great understanding of what it really means to live on $1 per day, and what kind of aid actually helps.

Transient Travels post has some great facts about poverty and what you can do to help

Pam at Nerds Eye View has a great photo & post about one of my favorite places Cambodia go there to learn why people there need our help.

Tourism Keys shares a story about hosting a visitor from Zimbabwe along with their ideas about what one person can do to combat poverty.

The Traveling Mamas tell you how you can Fight Poverty with Voluntourism and My Bella Vita also writes about Reversing Poverty Through Voluntourism

The Location Independent Blog posted about dealing with the day to day realities of poverty when you live in a developing country

And Sheila over at the Family Travel Logue wrote about poverty here in the United States it's a great point, especially in these tough economic times... many of our local charity organizations are facing greater need than they've seen in years but receiving fewer donations. Why not pick up an extra case of beans or meat stew (two great protein sources) on your next trip to Costco and drop it off at the local food bank?

If you have published a travel related Blog Action Day post, let me know in comments.

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  1. transienttravels on October 15, 2008 at 5:06 p.m.

    Thanks for the link :) and for helping me narrow in and sort through all of the amazing Blog Action Day posts!

  2. Alex on October 15, 2008 at 6:45 p.m.

    Great post, Thank you for sharing, I myself wrote about it here: and got a huge respond from readers and other bloggers. Would you please honor us and share your thoughts by leaving a comment on our post? I am trying to come up with something new tomorrow and I will include and encourage readers to visit your blog back so we can all unite to fight poverty.

  3. Catherine on October 15, 2008 at 8:24 p.m.

    Nice round-up of inspiring posts. Here's one more for you, offering five easy online actions you and your kids can do to help combat poverty:

  4. Sheila Scarborough on October 15, 2008 at 9:19 p.m.

    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for reading the post; I had a harder time writing it than I thought I would, and think maybe I should revisit the topic with another post at a later date. It deserves more than once-a-year attention.

  5. Cherrye at My Bella Vita on October 16, 2008 at 2:10 a.m.

    Great roundup. Thanks for the links. I better get busy reading!

  6. Heather on her travels on October 17, 2008 at 2:02 a.m.

    Thanks for the round-up - I only became aware of the Blog Action Day through reading your post but will look out for it next year.

    I mentioned your round-up in my own post on sponsoring a child in India.


  7. mandino on July 2, 2009 at 10:43 p.m.

    I really like how you angled your picture of the boy :) It shows the essence of this childhood :)