Below are questions we often answer for people. If you do not see your questions answered, please let us know.
The cost for each trip is different. One thing is the same: There is a deposit due with when you sign-up. If you don’t have this much money readily available, but feel called to GO, please talk to us. Deposits are due at the time of sign up. Once deposit is submitted your spot on the trip is secured.
In the event SV cancels a trip, your deposit will be refunded. Otherwise, the deposit is nonrefundable, because it costs us that much to change your tickets if you cancel. In the event a trip participant is unable to go on the trip, any money paid may be transferred to another trip participant. Refunds will not be given due to cancellation by a trip participant.
Donations to the trip (including money you put toward your own trip) are considered charitable donations to SV. So you and the people who donate to your trip will get a nice little tax break.
We purchase group airline tickets for trips, so we are not able to let trip participants use frequent flier miles to pay for tickets. However, you will earn miles for your flight if you have an established frequent flier account with the airline we use.
Using a crowdfunding site like Go Fund Me might seem like an awesome idea, but we ask that you do not use this method to support raise for your trip. By doing this, those that contribute to your trip will not be able to get a giving statement showing their donation to their trip and therefore won’t be able to claim on their taxes. This is a big deal. We appreciate trip participants using our super sweet site to raise support.