The new NBC show, The Philanthropist, appears to be a hit. Supposedly based on the actions of a real-life philanthropist, in the show businessman Teddy Rist has a life-shattering moment while on a trip, which leads him to discover helping others can bring him happiness. From that point his philanthropy begins. While I doubt if anyone reading this is a billionaire, the show and the discussions around it bring home the point that we can all travel and "give" to local cultures and get back intangible rewards. Here's a list of organizations that offer volunteer trips. People who have taken some of them tell me the trips have changed the way they look at the world.