So much in the travel industry is transactional when it could be transformational; with the right awareness applied. We call this “responsible travel” and people like Max and Jeremy show us how they are responsible travellers that have a global impact.
Mandeep Kaur, is the founder and Program Director of TribesforGOOD and she’s eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first eight participants on their new “social impact journey” this November. The program complements their volunteering programs and is designed for those who are just starting out on their exploration of social impact as a career.
There is a lot of travel out there that is all about escape rather than travel with purpose. It is a denial of the life you are living and attempt to “get away”. This kind of travel leaves you dreading the return home. And while a mindful travel experience should leave you sad to say farewell, it should also leave you changed in a way that makes the return journey one that you welcome. Because you can take the things you learned while you were away and apply them in your life, whether you enjoy group travel or solo travel, travel should transform.
What is Transformational Travel to you? Do you prefer to be independent? Guided? In a Group? If you’re afraid to be challenged, it probably means it’s time to be challenged. Next trip allow yourself to be changed and come home knowing more than when you left; about yourself, about others, about the world.
Leading groups is challenging, but like so many challenges, it is incredibly rewarding. Group leaders know the way and dream of leading others on transformational travel; to see the joy on their faces when they get there.
Today I’d like to highlight an incredible duo, Brigitte Muir and Juliette Robertson, creators of the transformational Women 4 Women Walking Retreat in Nepal – November 2018. Brigitte was the first Australian woman to summit Everest.
With an Instagram feed that boasts nearly 140K followers and is filled with travel imagery that makes you gasp, YouLi was thrilled to collaborate with Wonderlust Collective. Their founder, Carlos Loya, and I talk all things travel, photography, and what it means to feel dwarfed by the overwhelming beauty of nature.
“I was successful in my 20’s despite my childhood. However, I am successful in my 30’s because of my childhood.” Antesa, founder of Adventure Awake used YouLi to systematize the experiences that are essential pieces of an Adventure Awake expedition – all in one tool.
“Ah-hah, that’s what we need, an adult field trip for immigrant citizens to catch up on their missed grade 6 lesson!” With names of grade 6 teachers to contact bouncing across the table, I was inspired to make this happen. So as I sat waiting for the 96 tram, instead of being disappointed by the 12 minutes displayed on the screen, I pulled out my phone and logged into YouLi.
Interview by Yitzi Weiner A “Positive” Influencer, Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator Read full Thrive Global article here. I had the
The water can be freezing, there are snakes, spiders, waterfalls, slippery rocks, and steep ascents at the end of it all. But the thrill of challenging yourself and exploring places that few others dare to tread and bringing back photographic trophies makes the canyoning and photo workshop totally worth it.