The mission statement of Transformational Journeys is to develop vision, inspire compassion, and promote generosity through mutual service with people of other cultures.
Currently, we offer alternative travel opportunities to the following countries: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, & Haiti.
The dream for Transformational Journeys emerged in the heart of founder Dan Hickey after twelve years of experience leading overseas trips to the developing world for students, young adults, and professionals. The dream became a reality in 1997 when a group of young professionals in the Kansas City area caught the vision with him. Together they developed this unique approach to overseas travel, combining humanitarian service, education and the "re-creation" of the human spirit in the traveler as well as the hosts.
We believe there are powerful possibilities for human transformation when partnerships of mutual service are created between radically different cultures. Paradigms can shift when affluent North Americans are involved in altruistic activity that benefits communities in need.