Destination: PEACE Launches Volunteer Vacation Calendar for 2010 Punta de Mita, Mexico

The newest trend in travel includes volunteer vacations. Destination: PEACE Volunteer Vacations, in the Bay of Banderas, can provide an exciting experience for travelers who want to take their vacation, one step further with a Vacation for the Soul.

Chicago, IL –(– Destination:PEACE was born out of an idea to couple volunteer opportunities with the amazing landscape that the Bay of Banderas offers as a vacation destination. During a Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacation, guests will experience another culture while making a difference in the lives of others: children, women, families, animals and the environment. A volunteer will help raise awareness and contribute to the overall love, community and hope to the people and animals affiliated with PEACE Mexico, a non-profit organization currently operating in Punta de Mita. Destination:PEACE gives back a portion of their proceeds to PEACE Mexico in order to further their mission.

Founded in 2005, PEACE Mexico, works hand-in-hand with communities in Mexico to provide holistic education combined with community action programs that enable people to improve their quality of life, as well as, their financial stability. English classes, after-school programs, recycling initiatives, and a free mobile spay/neuter clinic are among the various projects.

“More now than ever people are thinking about those less fortunate and giving money isn’t always personal enough. Through Destination: PEACE guests enjoy a hands on experience that proves to be life changing for both themselves and those they touch through the various activities,” says Katherine Fisher, Co-Founder of Destination: PEACE.

It’s not all work. Each five-day vacation combines volunteerism with the relaxing practice of yoga, taught by credentialed yoga instructors, spoils you with authentic Mexican cuisine, and enables you to explore the region and experience either cultural or adventure activities. Cultural activities might include salsa dancing, preparing fresh dishes using native plants or turning clay into masterpieces. Adventure activities might include hiking, surfing, mountain biking, whale watching even guiding baby turtles into their new world. “We believe there is a beautiful balance between the volunteer opportunities and the time to reflect and relax here in Mexico. We want you to enjoy yourself so much that you come back year after year,” says Katherine.

The 2010 Destination: PEACE Vacation calendar is as follows:
January 23 – 28 Adventure
February 20 – 25 Culture
March 20 – 25 Culture
April 24 -29 Culture
May 22 – 27 Culture
June 19 – 24 Adventure
July 24 – 29 Adventure
August 28 – Sept 2 Adventure
September 18 – 23 Adventure
October 23 – 28 Culture
November 13 – 18 Culture
December 11 – 16 Culture

The vacations range in cost from $999 to $1399. They also offer private, customized vacations.

For more information on Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacations visit

For more information on PEACE Mexico visit

Contact for marketing, advertising and partnership opportunities: Jennifer Johnson
Mavericks of Marketing

All other inquiries should be directed to: Katherine Fisher

Destination: PEACE Volunteer Vacations
508.568.8462 (US)
011.521.322.160.8874 (Mexico)