Bottle school trip to Guatemala March 16th to March 22nd, 2013 – led by Dale and Linda Dawson

Enjoy a life changing experience which “pays it forward” by helping communities educate their children as we assist in the construction and painting of bottle schools. You’ll be showered with overwhelming gratitude, enjoy breathtaking mountain top vistas, volcanoes, huge hummingbirds, and take a transformational journey to the Mayan Ruins.

Wait, there’s more. Our tour guide and translator, Gerson, has a heart as big as the sun. Christy, our amazing cook, will treat us to her delicacies. The love from these beautiful people people will warm your heart. It is truly a gift that keeps on giving to them and you. The two of us went in November and knew we must go back. Join us. – Dale and Linda Dawson

A slideshow from our bottle school trip in November 2012

How Kids and Communities Build Bottle Schools

Want to know more?

Visit the Hug It Forward web site to find out all about bottle schools.

Information about your trip

Please make sure you read all the information on this web site, including the Information section and the FAQ.

Book now on the Rovia DreamTrips web site

Your bottle school trip costs $994.99 per person for Rovia members, and $1195 for people who are not members of Rovia. What does this include?

Please make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions before booking.

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How to pay for your trip

If you are a WorldVentures DreamTrips member, click here to pay for your trip through the Rovia DreamTrips web site. [coming soon]

If you are not a DreamTrips member, please follow the instructions below.

You can pay for your trip using the Paypal “buy now” button below. However, if you do that, we get charged $30 in Paypal fees. It’s much better if you can either pay using Paypal’s “Send Money” feature (see below), or if you mail us a check. This way you save $30.

Option 1: Pay using Paypal’s “Send Money” feature”

  1. Log in to Paypal (
  2. Click the “Send Money” tab.
  3. Enter our email address and the amount $1,195.
  4. Before you click “Continue”, click the “Personal” tab and click the “Other” button. This ensures that neither you nor we pay any fees on the transaction 🙂
  5. In the “Message” box on the following page, please enter that you are booking the “Iowa – May 2013” trip.
  6. That’s it!

Option 2: Mail us a check

  1. Mail a check payable to “Serve The World Today” to:
    Serve The World Today
    4307 1/2 Ocean Blvd
    San Diego
    CA 92109
  2. Send us an email to – please tell us:
    • That you sent a check and what the amount was ($1,195 per person)
    • That the check was for the “Dale and Linda Dawson 2013” trip.
    • The name on the check

Option 3: Paying by Paypal (this costs $30 in fees)

Click the “Buy Now” button on the right to pay the $1,195 cost of your voluntourism trip, plus $30 Paypal fees

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Fundraising for bottle schools

To participate in this trip, we also ask that you fundraise for Hug It Forward bottle schools. We suggest a $250 fundraising goal, but some people choose to fundraise more or less than this.

See more information about fundraising.