Small Group Travel

Small Group Travel: Expectations Vs Reality

Small Group Travel: Expectations Vs Reality

As an introverted and typically solo or couple traveler, I was a bit nervous to sign up for a small group trip for the first time. When I joined up to travel with Traverse Journeys on their trip to New Zealand all my worries were squashed and I am now a firm believer that small group travel is ideal for anyone and a great way to travel, and travel responsibly.

6 Tips for Solo Female Travel

6 Tips for Solo Female Travel

As a travel company, we often observe the inner though process of guests who consider traveling with us. In particular, we get a lot of questions from women. “Is it safe for a female to travel alone?” “Will there be other solo travelers?” “Can I travel alone?” And our answer is - of course! We invited guest blogger Jennifer Prince to give her reasons why.

Small Group Travel: A Q&A

Small Group Travel: A Q&A

Thinking about joining a group trip for your next international travels but not sure what to expect? After leading small groups around the globe for years, we’ve realized there are also common hesitancies that come up again and again for those who are considering their first group trip abroad.

An Intro to Ethical Fashion in Cambodia

An Intro to Ethical Fashion in Cambodia

Fair trade is a common theme in food these days, but what about in clothing? We've partnered with a fabulous organization in Cambodia, Dorsu, whose motto "Buy Better, Travel Often, Be You" couldn't be more aligned with Traverse. Their eco-savvy clothing line brings both employment and pride to the local economy, and we are super excited to visit their facility on our Cycle Cambodia-Vietnam itinerary. We interviewed Ellen at Dorsu and learned about what ethical fashion really means in the context of Cambodia.

On the Amazon with Peaceful Fruits

On the Amazon with Peaceful Fruits

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.

In the Know: Surfing in San Juan del Sur

In the Know: Surfing in San Juan del Sur

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. 

Meet Our Partner: Alex's Surf Shop Nicaragua

Meet Our Partner: Alex's Surf Shop Nicaragua

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!

Q&A with Barrio Planta Project

Q&A with Barrio Planta Project

In an earlier post we introduced Barrio Planta Project, our community partner on the Yoga + Surf Nicaragua trip. We had a chance to talk to the founder, Dyani Makous, for a in-depth look at the project and we're so excited to volunteer with them!

6 Things to Bring on a Life Changing Journey

6 Things to Bring on a Life Changing Journey

With a retreat coming up this fall in beautiful Nicaragua, we thought we’d put together a guide for anyone that might be considering going on an adventure that might change their life.