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Ashley Blake
  • Ecuador
  • Jordan
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Traverse Journeys provides organized travel opportunities powered by social enterprises, community partners and impact-minded venturers.Our mission is to cultivate transformative experiences to unique destinations across the globe, fostering cross-cultural appreciation, environmental awareness and responsible tourism. We offer small group trips to 20+ destinations infusing people, planet and purpose into each experience, ranging from adventure, hiking, yoga, cultural and culinary itineraries 6-12 days in length.
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Andean Lodges
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    Brophy Tyree
    • Chile
    • Colombia
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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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    Marianne Costa
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      Vivejar is a social enterprise that helps create a positive impact. We believe companies have the capacity to positively shift and transform the world into a better place.In our case we do it through transformative travel. The purpose of our work is: To improve every community we work with; To encourage every person who travels with us to think about their role in the world; To provide an alternative source of income to the communities we work with as well as support communities and visitors in their search for positive transformation. As a consequence, the world becomes a better place.
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      Stefani van Wijk
      • Canada
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      Learn from the river, with the river; Madawaska Kanu Centre provides personal instruction in whitewater kayaking & canoeing.We offer all the comforts of a European-style vacation resort with delicious and nutritious buffet meals. Classes are small and the river is clean, warm & uncrowded. MKC was established in 1972 with the dream of getting more people to fall in love with whitewater and everything rivers offer. We look forward to welcoming you on your whitewater learning vacation, come paddle with us!
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      Max nelson
      • Colombia
      • Cuba
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      A habitual globetrotter has a passion for immersing himself in foreign cultures and working with emerging markets.He has traveled to nearly every Latin American country and some travel highlights include: hItchhiking across Eastern Europe, celebrating the Khmer New Year in Cambodia & volunteering with a surfing community in Peru. He founded Hastacuba 3 years ago and has become a member of the Cuban community and loves exploring the local landscape and developing exciting, new programs a.nd sharing them
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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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      Edwin Espinoza
      • Peru
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      My name is Edwin Espinoza Sotelo, along with my parents (Marino Espinoza, Mercedes Sotelo) and my sister, Flor de María Espinoza Sotelo,we belong to the community of Mollepata, Soraypampa, where we begin to hike the Salkantay trek. In total, we are a community of 12 local families, from the start of the Salkantay route of the Peruvian Andes to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. You will have the added bonus of understanding the culture and traditions of each family en route.
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      Andaman Discoveries
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        Andaman Discoveries provided Regenerative Journeys, Feel good, Feel Connected, get healed, give something back and experience nature authentic Thai,volunteering, study trips and also regional tours in Thailand, which have created numerous employment opportunities through village homestay, handicraft production and guiding. Mandatory contribution to the community fund from guests provides financial support to run village-wide projects. Our programs accrue value to the whole village by giving 50% of profit to the NAN Foundation to supporting our local communities and on going projects.
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        Tierra del Volcan Ecuador
        • Ecuador
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        We are Tierra del Volcan, a company established in 1999 as an inbound tour operator for Ecuador and the Galapagos and specialized in the Cotopaxi area.We offer unique opportunities to explore and live legendary moments in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Tierra del Volcan provides World-class adventures, family-focused journeys, and transformational experiences. We make sure you get personalized service in a welcoming environment while helping nature conservation and sustainable development in local communities.
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        Countryside Adventures
        • Vietnam
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        The team of Countryside Adventures aims to offer a unique experience to worldwide travelers discovering Vietnam. We make your travel meaningful,true experiences by thinking really, thinking local, thinking for YOU as Travelers and LOCALS as community and service providers. The way we make an adventure trip for those who travel with us only a vacation but it’s a trip of a lifetime.
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        Isabel Lagos Marmol
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          I grew up in Patagonia and spent most of my childhood riding horses, hiking, and camping in far-flung corners of the family estancia. I'm an avid biker,kayaker, runner and skier, annually participates in the most challenging race in Patagonia: Chapelco's Tetrathlon. As the lodge manager of our estancia, I work hand in hand with Santiago Uriburu — our head guide — an expert horseman, passionate about riding, playing polo, and breeding horses. Santiago's passion for horses, wildlife, and nature are positively contagious, and he loves nothing more than providing travellers with the opportunity to experience all these.
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          Lhagvasuren Lhagva
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            Farmer and Researcher Family, who choose rural life as a better destination. Handyman, love books, travel, food, friends and family. Our motto: Share the moment,share the life
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            Collin Stewart
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              Amaru Bolivia, based out of Cochabamba, Bolivia, provides authentic experiences through sustainable relationships with local communities in Bolivia and neighboring countries.For examples, travelers can canoe to the community of Mapajo deep in the Amazon, and join the Mosetén tribe as they gather medicinal plants in the forests or fish the rivers as they have for centuries. Or visitors can turn quinoa farmers and llama herders for a day (or longer) with a local Quechua family amid the salt flats, smoking volcanoes and geysers of southern Potosí.
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              Kerry Glen
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                Karisia Walking Safaris specialises in walking safaris supported by camels. Our trips offer a unique perspective of not just the animals but the land they live in.On foot, we fine tune our senses and experience the country in vivid and exciting detail.
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                Mongolia Trekking
                • Mongolia
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                Robert Thompson
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                  Epic Backpackertours
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                    Anniina Sandberg
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                      Our mission is to empower and support indigenous communities through small-scale sustainable tourism. We make travel with passion and respect.We believe in fair tourism where nature and indigenous people are respected. From every stay booked with us, the local indigenous families and community benefit the most. Our aim is to preserve indigenous cultures through small-scale tourism where travelers visit local families and villages.
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