If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
~ African proverb
Traverse partners with like-minded social enterprises including social enterprise brands, community non-profits, yoga instructors, social media experts and photographers to create curated, experiential travel opportunities. Together we benefit from increased impact, wider reach, and - of course - transformative experiences across the globe. If you are interested in becoming a partner or sponsor contact us today and let us know what we can do for you!
freestyle language center
Freestyle Language Center offers online courses and on-site classes for Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese. Their incredibly talented instructors come from a variety of intercultural backgrounds for an enriching language learning experience with the optimal mix of native speakers and second language learner professionals. Freestyle integrates media, conversation, and interaction into all of their instruction with a focus on real-life casual conversation and topical content. Their curriculum is guided by the top language specialists in the country. Traverse is excited to partner with Freestyle on all trips to pair language learning with real life practice and cultural immersion.
Wanderwell Travel Insurance is a social enterprise committed to environmental conservation and sustainable business practices. As a Certified B Corp and a devoted business member of 1% for the Planet, Wanderwell encourages business and travel networks to focusing on social impact, environmental stewardship, and sustainable travel. The team at Wanderwell believes that the more we travel the clearer our lenses become, resulting in the desire to conserve, contribute, and sustain. Traverse encourages clients to check out travel insurance options through Wanderwell, resting assured that a portion of their purchase is used for good.
Barrio Planta Project provides supplementary education to kids in the San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua community. Born out of a local desire to offer English, art, music and other educational opportunities to kids within the area, BPP helps young local residents excel in education while empowering them with cultural and life skills that they can apply at home and afield.
Traverse is incredibly excited to volunteer with Barrio Planta Project through yoga, art and Spanish-English exchange during the May 2018 Yoga + Surf Nicaragua retreat. 5% of trip sales will be donated to BPP.
Green Sail is an initiative promoting environmentally conscious practices and the responsible use of our seas and oceans in order to achieve a prolonged and positive impact and help to maintain Croatia as a sustainable tourism destination for future generations.
Traverse is super excited about our engaging Eco Walk Talk with Green Sail in Split on our October 2018 Nature Escape Croatia itinerary. 5% of trip sales will be donated to Green Sail.
Irish Seed savers
Irish Seed Savers focuses on the preservation of heirloom and heritage food crop varieties that are suitable for Ireland’s unique growing conditions, maintaining the country’s public seed bank with over 600 non-commercially available varieties of seed.
Traverse is excited about the education and awareness regarding agricultural biodiversity in Ireland during our community exchange day on our Ireland itinerary. 5% of trip sales are donated to Irish Seed Savers.
Project Jonah is a New Zealand charity, working to inspire Kiwis to care for and protect marine mammals and the oceans these animals call home. Their work falls into 3 key areas. Rescue: delivering essential first aid to stranded or injured animals via their nationwide network of trained and passionate Marine Mammal Medics. Action: through their public education and awareness campaigns they inform and educate people, and encourage them to get involved. Protection: acting as a watchdog to expose marine mammal suffering and help create and enforce laws that will protect these animals.
They believe caring about marine mammals and the environment is the right thing to do – so do New Zealanders. By harnessing this shared passion we can create pressure to bring about change.
Dorsu is an ethical fashion clothing creator dedicated to improving the textile industry in Cambodia by making meaningful changes in people's daily lives. Dorsu provides fair and enjoyable working conditions and uses high-quality remnant fabric for clothing that is designed, cut, sewn and packaged all under one roof at their facility in Kampot.
Traverse absolutely loves the Dorsu motto: Buy Better, Travel Often, Be You. We can't wait to visit Dorsu during our 2018 Cycle Cambodia-Vietnam trips. 5% of trip sales will be donated to Dorsu.
Our Rainforest Encounter Ecuador partner Sani Warmi (warmi means "woman" in Kichwa) is a community-driven project born out of the desire to revitalize traditional artisan handicrafts and provide a new income stream from sustainably sourced forest materials.
We absolutely love our community day with Sani Warm where we learn about permaculture, cook a traditional Amazon meal, enjoy fresh coffee & cacao right from the source, and chat with the ladies. 5% of trip sales are donated to Sani Warmi.
berber women's Co-op
This all-female weaving co-op, located in the Moroccan south region of Taznakht, is home to over 250 female weavers, specializing in three different varieties of Moroccan carpets: Tuareg, Berber, and Haratin. The majority of the women that make up this association are widowed, divorced, or unemployed - thus making it difficult for them to find a secure means of steady income. The "boss" of the co-op, Lalla, is over 75 years old and has been weaving since the age of 12.
We're super excited to learn and share with these incredible women on our 2018 Morocco adventure. 5% of trip sales are donated the Berber women's co-op.
Photographers & Media
Alex, The Mindful Mermaid - Croatia 2018 - Responsible travel blog & Croatia tips
Jennifer, Travel Like a Prince - Nicaragua 2018 - Travel stories & a philanthropic focus
Caitlinn, WanderFully Inspired - Nicaragua 2018 - European based blogger & photographer
Danielle, Along for Adventure - Ecuador 2018 - Travel tips & itineraries for US & abroad
Past Trip Sponsors
Peaceful Fruits is an açai fruit snack brand on a mission to promote rainforest conservation, sustainable income and healthy living. Former Peace Corp volunteer Evan Delahanty founded the brand after serving in Suriname where he worked with locals to help them improve their standard of living and protect their way of life while keeping in balance with the Amazon rainforest. Peaceful Fruits was our trip sponsor for the February 2018 Amazon Encounter Ecuador adventure.