For many, being able to combine a relaxing vacation with local cultural and social volunteerism is the best way to get away from one’s responsibilities and nurture the mind, the body, and most important, the soul. Destination:PEACE, a new organization that couples volunteer opportunities in Banderas Bay ( has just been launched by Katherine Fisher. If the organization’s name rings a bell, this is no coincidence. Her sister, Molly oversees PEACE Mexico, a nonprofit organization which focuses on education, entrepreneurship, animal well-being and community engagement (

Destination:PEACE’s premise is simple: spend a week vacationing in Banderas Bay, and specifically in beautiful Punta Mita, thanks to a partnership with Ayia Luxury Condos; spend a few hours a day volunteering in surrounding communities, coordinated by PEACE, and make a difference. Destination:PEACE has already announced the dates of their upcoming vacations for the remainder of the year:

April 24-29
May 22-27
June 19-24
July 24-29
August 29-September 2
September 18-23
October 23-28
November 13-18
December 11-16

Visit to learn more about this unique opportunity to be a part of, and contribute to the richness of our destination. And if you are a Facebook user, becoming a fan of their page will give you access to a beautifully produced video that explains their concept.

UPDATE: You can now watch the Destination:PEACE video on YouTube!