WHY OUTLIER JOURNEYS
There’s a lot of noise out there regarding how and where you should travel. Thoughts on what’s trendy, sustainable, exclusive, transformational, regenerative. At the end of the day, many of the publicity pieces direct travelers to the same large scale providers with the resources to generate marketing buzz. The truly unique dots on the map that aren’t connected to a larger global juggernaut easily get lost in the noise.
What we provide is knowledge, personalized service, and perspective.
We make it our business to have relationships with the off the radar places and the people behind them, so you can connect with the essence of a place and come away inspired.
We believe that the concepts of luxury and value are incredibly personal. There is no one size fits all approach to how you explore the world, and we are at our best when we blend our knowledge with your vision.
We also believe that through travel, we can contribute positively to our greater global community. We don’t solicit additional donations from our travelers but allocate a percentage of our annual revenue to global conservation, climate and community projects through direct financial support and 1% For the Planet.
Our founders share a combined 30+ years of experience in the travel industry, with leadership roles for lauded adventure travel companies, luxury travel agencies and respected boutique hospitality marketing firms. This has led to longstanding partnerships that result in better trips for our travelers.
We understand the industry from many sides and seek to work as directly as possible instead of booking through multiple middlemen. This ensures that our travelers receive the best value while the investment in their trip has the strongest and most positive local impact.
Travel can and should be a force for good, a beneficial and empathetic exchange between guest and host.
The vast majority of our in-country partners are mission driven. When you plan your travel with Outlier Journeys, a portion of your trip directly supports local conservation, cultural and social initiatives.
As a member of 1% for the Planet a percentage of our annual revenue is allocated to address climate change and conservation.
We prioritize supporting local, female and indigenous-owned tourism businesses.
We urge our travelers to slow down and savor the magic of just a few locations instead of trying to pack it all in.
And we always strive to punctuate your trip with places that are not on the top of every traveler’s bucket list, but may be the surprise highlight of your own journey. This ensures that your travel has a further reaching and positive impact, particularly in emerging destinations.
Because stepping away from our daily routine, to be immersed somewhere profoundly different from what we regard as “normal” is what makes traveling ½ way around the world so enriching, eye opening and worthwhile.