40 Trips To Change Your World
Get a dose of colonial culture in Antigua and teach children how to read at schools in the nearby villages of San Andrés Itzapa and Santa María de Jesús. Every morning, Global Vision staff picks up participants and shuttles them to these Mayan towns, where the company has helped more than 450 kids.
Trip Tip: Swing by Frida's (5 Avda. Norte 29; 502-9/782-0504; dinner for two $25), for taquitos and burros.
Luxury Level: Local families host volunteers in homes around Antigua; you're guaranteed a safe and comfortable stay, since Global Vision screens all host families.
Global Vision International; 888/653-6028; gviusa.com; from $2,070 per person, all-inclusive; month-long trips year-round, starting every Saturday.