Book now to reserve your spot on Nelson Rossy’s bottle school trip: August 15-21, 2013


I can tell from my previous experience that I didn’t know what to expect as it was a last minute decision, the trip was announced at one of our events and 4 days later I was in a plane to Guatemala. The thing that hit me the most throughout the entire experience was the gratitude of the teachers, parents and children. The entire time I felt like they were doing more for me than I could ever do for them.

The trip was truly a life changing experience. I had never been on a “vacation” where you didn’t take, this was about giving and yet I got so much more back in return. The communities we visited not only did an incredible job welcoming us but also sharing their beautiful rich Guatemalan culture with us. This was a trip filled with emotions from laughter and tears, to hard work, compassion and fun. Never had I experienced so many feelings on a vacation, that is why my desire is to go back and share with others those same emotions as well as to create awareness for the incredible project that Hug It Forward is doing in Central America and get others involved.

– Nelson Rossy




Just hanging out 🙂

A slideshow of our bottle school trip in April 2012

Some pictures from our bottle school trip in April 2012

Tying the bottles into the school! Providing toothbrushes and toothpaste to the kids Visiting the Mayan Ruins


How kids and communities build bottle schools

Being greeted by the community at the worksite Chilling with some kids in Antigua



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 website

Book today to reserve your spot on my bottle school trip from August 15 to August 21, 2013.

Your spot on the bottle school trip costs $994.99 per person for Rovia members. What does this include?

If you like, you can pay for your trip in two installments. Pay half now as a non-refundable deposit, and the balance in full two months before departure.

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

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How to pay for your trip

You can reserve your spot on the bottle school trip by booking today via the Rovia DreamTrips web site.

If you are not a DreamTrips member, please talk to the person who invited you on this trip to find out how to join.

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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 do more or less than this.

See more information about fundraising.