Travel on Purpose™ is a for-profit company with a goal to change the way we travel. We organize trips and services for an income.
However, we turn right around and give that money back to our nonprofit partners. We work with well-vetted organizations located throughout the world and representing many areas of philanthropy. 100% of profits are donated.

 

 

 

 

 

These are just some of the organizations we'd love to introduce you to. Each one is meeting tangible needs in their community, while also sharing the love of God with those they serve.

 

Uganda //

A school and community center providing education, breaking the cycle of poverty

Guatemala //

Restoring hope

through rescue

and trauma care

Honduras //

Empowering small plot

coffee farmers living

in extreme poverty

Serbia //

Providing services

and hope to families

with special needs

       

Mexico //

Promoting holistic

orphan care and

family reunification 

Dominican Republic //

Providing microloans and holistic care

for those in need 

Ecuador //

Providing tutoring, hot meals, and a safe place for vulnerable children living in Quito

Uganda //

Timothy Girls High School, transforming lives

through education

       
 

Costa Rica //

Working with vulnerable youth in inner-city San Jose

Ecuador //

Supporting families with Christ-centered services in Quito

Ecuador //

A retreat center outside of Quito that provides space for internships, camps and time with Jesus

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL & MAKE AN IMPACT
 

 

- Our presence and travel dollars make an impact.

We want that impact to be for good.


- We strengthen local economies by partnering with locally-owned businesses.


- We engage with locals to understand

their perspectives.


- We listen and learn first,

then see if we can contribute.


- We go beyond the touristy hot-spots

and resort-style vacations.

 

 

 


OUR VALUES
 

Travel on Purpose incorporates the following core values
into every trip we plan.

 

 

PEOPLE
We love people and the opportunity to connect with them and learn from them. Locals are the experts. 
We believe travel dollars should stay in communities, supporting small businesses that bring opportunity and dignity. 


CONNECTION
We are made for relationship. Spending time with people, learning their stories, their history and about their culture is the very best way to travel. Cooking classes and cultural walking tours are some of our favorites.


EDUCATION
Travel is the best teacher. 
This education reminds us that there are a million ways to cook, dress, worship, and speak. As we learn, we grow in character and understanding.


TRAVEL
As if we were a guest in someone's home, we enter countries ready to respect and value their way of doing things. Travel is an opportunity to immerse ourselves in new opportunities. 


GENEROSITY
We vet organizations and find ways for TOP travelers to get involved. We have the privilege of sharing out of our abundance and want to be a blessing to the organizations and people we spend time with. Generosity might mean helping to fund a special project or becoming a monthly donor. Generosity might include sharing our skills or expertise or becoming an ambassador as we learn about the good work being done.


STEWARDSHIP
Travel inspires awe of God’s beautiful creation. 
As stewards, we believe that making choices that care for the environment ultimately honors God.

 

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

 

Dianne Sivulka -
FOUNDER/OWNER
Traveler. Learner. Educator. Connector. Do-gooder. 
 
For the last decade, Dianne has worked in the travel industry and the global non-profit world. As a family travel blogger, she shared her passion for travel and educational opportunities while also investing time in event planning, fundraising, and strategic partnerships with various organizations. She is thrilled to pivot both her travel experience and love for charitable work into Travel on Purpose.
 
Dianne and her family have experienced life-changing travel moments while meeting people and learning about their life-giving efforts. Seeing firsthand the good work God is doing in various corners of the world has inspired them to do more, share with others, and become more connected with projects that they care deeply about. Because of these trips, they have become ambassadors for the people, communities, and organizations they have been privileged to spend time with. It is this exact reason Dianne began Travel on Purpose, so that others can experience the same.

 

Favorite travel memory:
There are far too many to pick just one, but I'll share a very simple day sailing in Italy with our young boys as it incapsulates what I love most about travel. At the time, our boys were about 4 and 6. We were vacationing on the Amalfi Coast and ferried out to the island of Capri. We located a young skipper by the name of Salvador. He had a sailboat and he agreed to sail us around the entire island. He helped us purchase a picnic lunch from a local vendor and he brought along some of his nonna's lemoncello. We lounged the day away, swaying with currents of the sea, with the warm salty breeze running through our hair. We cuddled with our boys on the bow of the boat. We spent time getting to know Salvador, learning about his life growing up on this small island. He shared the love he had for his family and his country. Simple and beautiful. I will treasure that day forever. 

 

Favorite quote:

“If you are more fortunate than others, it’s better to build a longer table than a taller fence.” -Unknown

 

 

 

 

Becky Rosaler -

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Artist. Adventurer. Gardener. Communicator. Writer. 

 

At 16, Becky hopped on a plane headed to Sydney and spent the summer immersed in Australian life as an exchange student. During college, she studied tropical ecology in Belize, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, world civilization in Europe, and history, geography, and culture in the Holy Land. This set her on a path of authentic travel experiences where embracing all-things local—food, lodging, organizations, people—has crafted unique trips and created rich memories.

 

Favorite travel memory:

One of my most memorable travel days involved visiting a community in the Dominican Republic where we spent the entire day learning about chocolate! From planting cacao seedlings, to harvesting pods, seeing the fermentation and drying process, learning about organic practices, and finally shelling, roasting, and grinding the nibs into a paste, I was in awe. It was so special spending the day with farming families as they shared their lives with us.

 

Favorite quote:

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” - John Muir

 

 

 

 

Lisa Mickley -

CHIEF RESEARCHER

Explorer. Adventurer. Fitness Enthusiast. Reader. Administrator. Detailer.

 

Each year during Lisa's childhood, her parents made it a priority to do at least one family vacation.  With a limited budget, travels were limited to the states and most of them were camping in a tent.  No matter the destination, the love of travel has deep roots from early childhood. History, cultures, food, people, God's creation and adventures  make up rich travel experiences. Lisa's family also loves to travel and explore as well ... and as a Mom, she strives to use travel as a way to "enhance" learning.

 

Favorite travel memory:

My favorite travel memories always include my favorites - family, close friends, exploring new places, culture, food, meeting strangers that become fast new friends, sipping wine and having adventures.  Some of these include but certainly not limited to...  running a marathon through Rome, sailing on a gulet with friends in Croatia, reading scripture from Paul's sermon on Mars Hill in Athens, sharing food and delighting in it -  whether it be gathering produce from a farm in Hawaii or a vineyard in Italy, fishing on Lake Michigan with my Dad, driving through the countryside of Ireland, or hiking a glacier in Iceland. Go. Do. Explore. Embrace. You can always sleep later at home.

 

Favorite quote:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain