One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
We see travel as a transformative experience that treats both traveler and community as catalysts for change. We pine over the details to infuse people, planet and purpose into each trip. What do we mean by that? For us it is this:
People - Our local guides and community non-profits as well as individuals like your super talented surf instructor or gifted chef give travelers like you the opportunity to engage in cultural exchange. We seek destinations where tourism income opportunities are needed and desired, and where we can find fun, impactful ways to engage with and learn about the local community.
Planet - We pick some of the most beautiful places on earth for you to unplug and recharge, with the idea of "do no harm" by giving nature the respect she deserves. You'll stay in places - all 3-star and above - that demonstrate eco-friendly practices, such as water saving techniques, solar power or renewable building materials. You'll eat local and organic food as much as possible while enjoying the flavors of culinary customs of the area, and we do the vetting work for you by prioritizing vendor partners that are engaged in their local community to support conservation and sustainable agriculture.
Purpose - We provide the type of travel that allows you to grow and learn through engagement and experience while taking off the pressure of making all the plans yourself. Each trip generates a donation of 5% of sales to the community partner you visit. This allows money to stay within the community not only through the employment provided through tourism but also by supporting local organizations that are working hard to enhance conservation, support community healthcare, mitigate homelessness, provide education, create job opportunities and engage in myriad other social and environmental causes.