Learning a foreign language before traveling to a country that speaks that language will enhance your travel experiences immensely. At the same time, traveling to a country that speaks the language you’re learning will catapult your language skills to the next level.
To unveil the mysteries of all things travel insurance, we brought in our partners Wanderwell, who not only provide a variety of travel insurance options (along with excellent service!) but are also a B-Corp Certified provider and member of 1% for the Planet. Here are their answers to the most common questions we receive.
Did you know that Spanish is the official language in 21 countries? ¡Qué sorprendente! An estimated 450 million people speak Spanish around the globe, making it the second most spoken language en el mundo (second only to Mandarin)! Imagine how many different cultures and the wide variety of people you could connect with on a deeper level by speaking their language!
When we think of the Amazon rainforest, we tend conjure up images of vibrant plants and exotic animals. But in addition to the captivating scenes of nature, there’s much more: community and people. We asked Evan Delahanty, founder of Peaceful Fruits - our Ecuador trip sponsor - what he cherished most in his two years living in the Amazon while serving in the Peace Corp and here’s what he said.
When we first came across Peaceful Fruits we knew we’d come across something special: A brand whose roots are the Amazon and whose branches reach all the way up to North America. Peaceful Fruits makes travel friendly fruit snacks that are hand-made in the USA with sustainably sourced açai from the Amazon to support rainforest conservation, community impact and fair wage opportunities. This is why Peaceful Fruits is a perfect fit as our Ecuador trip sponsor, and we tracked down the founder, Evan Delahanty, to learn more.
We picked San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua for its tranquility, beauty and – of course – the waves on its many renown surf beaches. Gearing up for our Yoga + Surf retreat in November, we thought we’d go straight to the source on what it’s like in this outdoor adventuresome locale. We asked Alex - our surfing partner and founder of Alvarez custom boards – what our retreat goers can expect. Here’s what he said.
One of the tenants of a Traverse Journeys trip is local partnerships. We make every effort to keep our spending in the community because we see it as a cornerstone of making travel sustainable. We are absolutely thrilled to have found Alex’s Surf Shop in San Juan del Sur, and can’t wait for his team to lead our surfing at our Nicaragua Yoga & Surf retreat this fall. We interviewed the founder, Alex, for deeper insight. Read on to learn more about the integral part his work plays in this colorful, lively beach town!