Many of our destinations and experiences were chosen as they positively impact the environment and preservation of ecology through local efforts. Some of these efforts that benefit the environment include changing bed linens and towels on request in order to avoid consumption of water and indiscriminate use of detergents, utilizing generators at certain times for energy savings, using local food products for meals, encouraging reuse of water bottles, incorporating more walking and biking tours and utilizing less environmentally harmful vehicles.
Lost World Adventures also feels strongly about our social responsibilities in our destinations, including cultural preservation and making sure local projects and people reap the benefits of our tourism dollars over mass chains and international conglomerates.
A simple solution to this is hiring local guides and utilizing locally-owned and operated lodges, estancias, and other accommodations as well as offering our travelers the ability to purchase local wares and handicrafts that directly benefit the individuals selling them.
Beyond that, Lost World Adventures and its partners also participate in local projects that facilitate educational, cultural and natural heritage developments. Examples of these types of projects include building more fortified walls on local homes to better handle cold weather, utilizing local materials for construction and decorations, and offering hotel training programs that better prepare young people for work opportunities within their regions.
Some of our favorite hotels and lodges, such as Casitas Del Arco Iris in Urubamba Peru, donate 100% of its proceeds to a project that offers schooling for the poorest members of its community.
Lost World Adventures recently hosted a Decatur Dinner. If you would like to be a guest or a host, you can learn more here.
Like the rest of the nation, the City of Decatur is struggling with issues of race and equity, discrimination, gentrification, poverty and political division.
We believe Decatur can lead the country in finding a way to truly talk to each other and bridge our divides.
The Decatur Dinners can be a big first step in training the entire community on how to see things from a different perspective and how to better support each other.
We recognize that we’re seeing racial disparities in our school systems when it comes to discipline and achievement. These issues reach beyond the school district into our city and community.
We felt a series of dinners and courageous conversations -- focused on our town and race and equality -- would help to get everyone on the same page to work on ideas for change in our community.
Join special guests (including former Executive Director Beth Vann-Turnbull) for an evening of sweet treats, live music, and an auction - all for a great cause!
Desserts will be provided by Tiff's Treats, Butter and Cream, Southern Sweets, the Atlanta Chocolate Company, and more! Bid on a selection of excellent auction items from places like Lost World Adventures, Leon's Full Service, and Three Taverns Brewery.
Proceeds benefit Decatur Cooperative Ministry and its programs (including Hagar's House, Project Take Charge, and Family House) to prevent and alleviate homelessness.
Friday, March 22nd, 2019 - 5 PM - 8 PM
The Solarium - 321 W Hill St # 1A, Decatur, GA 30030
What do you get when you combine bread and robots? You get Toaster Tech! We are a highly inclusive FRC team and are actively recruiting a diverse group of girls and boys, ages 14 – 18.
Currently, half of our team of 11 members are girls. Members of all genders and cultures are valued on our team. We hope to show students in our area just how fun and engaging STEAM can be, and prepare them for the workplace, STEAM or not.
Read more and buy a t-shirt on the Toaster Tech website ...
Thanks to hard work and a helping hand from the community, one family is creating a new home in metro Atlanta.
"It's unimaginable to most of us," Beth Gilchrist, who family runs Lost World Adventures in Decatur, said. "We live such comfortable lives. We fret if we run out of milk and toilet paper, and they had to leave everything behind."