Book now to reserve your spot on Rachel McGehee & Shelby Ashe’s bottle school trip December 10 – 16th, 2015

It was a year after finding out about Hug It Forward and their bottle school projects before I finally got around to going on a trip. I wish I had jumped on board sooner! But all things come to us at just the right time. When I booked my trip, I didn’t know anyone going on the trip, I didn’t have the funds and I didn’t have a steady job, but the decision to go has forever changed me. I can say with complete certainty that if open to it, these trips can bring into your life whatever it is you may be searching for. You go on a bottle school trip prepared to give back, and at the end of it all, you have received so much more than you ever thought possible. To be surrounded by the local community, working side by side with them on the school, and to be able to witness what true JOY is in the faces of the people of Guatemala….words just cannot describe it. So please consider joining us for this life changing journey. You will participate in the construction of a bottle school, tour Antigua, visit the historic Mayan ruins, and have an adventure unlike any other. Shelby, Anthony and I would love to have all of you with us. There is no experience necessary, you just have to say “YES!” and book it!

– Rachel McGehee


DreamTrips builds the future by building schools with plastic bottles

A slideshow from our previous bottle school trip

Some pictures from my previous bottle school trips



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

Book today to reserve your spot on our bottle school trip from December 10 – 16, 2015.

Your bottle school trip will cost $1,199 for Rovia members or $1,299 for non-Rovia members. If you are interested in becoming a member of Rovia, ask the person who invited you to the trip.

What does the cost of the trip 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 Rovia member, please use this link to book:

If you are NOT a Rovia member, please follow the instructions below:

There are several ways to pay for your bottle school trip. You can avoid paying fees if you choose Option 1 or Option 2. Choose Option 1 if you have a PayPal balance or if your bank account is linked to PayPal. If neither of these are the case, please choose Option 2 to avoid paying fees.

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 ($1,299 per person)
  4. Before you click “Continue”, choose the “I’m sending money to family or friends” button. If you have a PayPal balance or your bank account is linked to PayPal, you will not have to pay fees. If neither of these are the case, please choose Option 2.
  5. In the “Message” box on the following page, please enter which trip you are booking!
  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 before July 1st, and $1,299 July 1st or after)
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

Please read the Terms and Conditions!

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Fundraising for bottle schools

You might also like to fundraise for Hug It Forward bottle schools. Fundraising for bottle schools is optional – it is not a requirement of participating in a bottle school trip.

If you choose to fundraise, we suggest a $250 fundraising goal, but some people choose to do more or less than this. It’s really up to you – how much you think your friends and families can give, how creative you can be, and how much time you’re prepared to put into it.

See more information about fundraising.