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"We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge,to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again - to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more. We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything." -Pico Iyer & Jonah Lehrer
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Sossusvlei, Namibia by Jonathan Pie
Sermersooq, Greenland by Annie Spratt

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Red Rocks Success StoryRed Rocks Initiatives for Sustainable development (RRISD) opened in Nyakinama Village, 8 kilometers from Musanze town (Rwanda) in 2013. RRISD is an African non-profit organization that supports sustainable development in Africa by engaging in sustainable tourism and community driven environmental conservation initiatives that are meant to benefit local communities. RRISD initiatives were initiated on the principle that sustainable tourism and community driven environmental conservation are effective tools for poverty eradication, when done correctly and in an inclusive manner. By placing aside wistful thinking and self-driven profit-making motifs, RRISD evolved into a partnership with 10 ecotourism ventures, 1 charitable NGOs and 5 volunteers to fulfill a diverse programme of activities under the Red Rocks Initiative for Sustainable Development (RRISD). RRISD have been able to change the narrative about individualism and self-driven interests by establishing a number of local and international partnerships, which have led to a number of successes. For instance, Red Rocks’ ecotourism program continues to provide environmentally-sensitive employment to approximately 50 local community members, mostly youth and women, leading to local socio-economic development. RRISD have scaled up their conservationist approach by engaging and forging mutually beneficial partnerships with conservation professionals and community development organizations to provide specialist input required to operate in a truly impactful way. This approach has enabled RRISD to effectively utilize external donors’ funds leading to examples of best practices and greater confidence by  visiting tourists who can verify how ‘their dollars are actually making the profound local differences’. Add description hereread more

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Owen Gaddis
  • Argentina
  • Belize
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Justin Randolph
  • Argentina
  • Chile
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I was born with a passion for the map's blank spaces. Exploring them is where I feel most alive and am filled with the greatest sense of wonder and intrigue for the world around.As Nabokov once said..."nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring.” Shall we go forth?
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Brophy Tyree
  • Chile
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Brophy is driven by a love of active adventure and immersive cultural travel. He has skied through the remote fjords of Svalbard and been trained as a yoga teacher in Bali.He lived in the backcountry of Patagonia for 80 straight days, climbing un-named and sea kayaking through uninhabited island chains. He has trekked through sacred mountains in the Himalayas, skied virgin lines in Alaska, fished remote rivers in New Zealand, and explored the Colombian Amazon. With Untrodden, he dreams of facilitating similar journeys for others.
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Jaida Wilde
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    I make the gears go 'round at Untrodden! Think of me as one part Amelia Earhart — while I'm not a pilot,I've got the adventure and travel resume to back up such a claim — and one part customer support extraordinaire (I've been known to make not only Siri, but also Alexa and whatever that Google bot is called, to blush, upon witnessing my customer service talents). It's a pleasure to meet you, and you're in good hands!
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