“We come into this world with nothing
and we take nothing with us when we leave.
What matters is what we do in between.
It is not what we keep but what we give out
that makes us rich.”
Lavji Kalyanji Sanghrajka
Source of our inspiration
and the foundation of our integrity
There are literally thousands of blog posts online titled Top 10 Things to Do in ____. These blogs are popular for the same reason why generic travel guides have always been popular–because most people want to stay inside their comfort zone, even while traveling. If those kinds of guides are for you, that’s fine, but then this book isn’t for you. However, if you are the kind of person who craves authentic adventure outside of your comfort zone, then this book is for you.
Inside this book, you will not only find beautiful photos and information on our unique and original itineraries to everywhere from Argentina to Zambia–but you will also find insight into our process. If you are interested in discovering what drives us, our mission, and our “why”, then this book is for you. If you have ever wondered why we have earned such a strong reputation in the international travel community, then this book is for you. And if you are curious about sustainable travel in a world rebounding from years of little-to-no international travel, then this book is for you.
In these pages, you’ll also find a piece on nature, culture, and community by a Friend of Big Five–and Editor at Large for National Geographic–Costas Christ, as well as an essay on traveling with children, and why it can be one of the most impactful gifts they could ever receive. And last but not least, you will find dozens of pages of destination inspiration.
The world isn’t waiting for you to discover it, the world will keep spinning and changing whether your trip is planned or not. But if you’re done waiting to discover the world, then do it the right way. Here’s how.