About Travel Give Love

Travel the world, take photos and sell prints that give back to local charities. It’s a simple concept with a big mission, that’s why I created travel give love.

My name is Lou, short for Mary Lou, and in December 2015 I decided to sell all my possessions and travel the world with my love, Stephen, with no end date in sight. Why do this? Because I’ve always wanted to. After a roller coaster ride in life, I’m taking the risk to live out my dreams.

I’ve been a photographer for over 10 years and have decided to reignite my passion as I travel. Paired with my desire to volunteer and give back to charity, my goal is to inspire others and make a difference one print at a time. I’ll also be writing about destinations, charities and more on the blog.

Please help me on my journey and share my photos with friends and family. Each print sale gives a donation to a local featured charity!




Goodwill of Orange County

Since 1924, Goodwill of Orange County has helped people with disabilities find employment, become independent and support themselves and their families. A few years ago I went and did a tour of their facilities and met people who worked there. I was impressed by everything they showed me and all the happy faces of their workers. Since my first set of photo prints are based in California I decided to donate part of the proceeds from all California prints sold to Goodwill of California.

I’ll be featuring many different charities along my travels!

How We’re Helping

My goal is to help a new charity and raise money in every new location we travel to. Remember: each print sold on this site helps us raise more!
Since our journey started so far here’s how we’ve helped:





Hours Volunteering


Smiling Faces

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