This picture is of the first time I ever tried lobster, which was amazingly fresh and delicious, and on the beach seen in the title pic. This was on our day off in the DR and we took a boat trip all around different islands and had a surf and turf BBQ on the beach. Lots of sunburns, but totally worth it.
Here are some of the reputable organizations I'm aware of, but there are tons out there!
Rahab's Rope - This is a group out of Athens, GA that focuses on getting women out of sex trafficking in India. They do 1-2 medically based trips a year. The founder of this organization spoke to a group I was in while I was in college at UGA and I was just so impressed by their mission and the work they have done so far. It's one of my goals to go on a trip with them at some point.
Flying Doctors of America - This is an organization that takes trips all over the world! One of the leader's daughters was in my PA class so he came to speak to us and explain a little about what they do. The trips seem to be very well organized, and they work hard to make sure the accommodations are safe and comfortable.
Rivers of the World - This is the group that my trip to the Dominican Republic was organized through, and even though we had some bumps in the road, I would still recommend it! The leaders know what they're doing and the sites are very well established.