Critics who decry "trips for mom" are completely missing the point. Everyone in this world should have an opportunity to spend time with inspiring people who help you live your best possible life. And even better, if you can get paid for your time, it's a total win.
The extreme inequality of wealth and poverty in the world are rarely as stark as when it comes to one of our most basic needs: food. Could you live on just $1.50 per day? For the 1.4 billion people who live in the most extreme poverty this is reality.