1 January 2020
2020 Vision .
Five Insider experiences you can try this year to get clarity
MIND YOUR HEAD
Most of us give more attention to the upkeep of our bodies than our minds. We focus on eating well, exercising as much as possible and sourcing the right skin care. That travel is good for your mental health is irrefutable; if done in the right way, it can combat stress, inspire creativity and boost happiness. For those who are looking for mental rejuvenation on a deeper level, we have access to professionals who will meet you and your friends in some of the most beautiful and remote corners of the globe.
TRAVEL FOR A CAUSE
Meeting people who take on a daily battle to improve the lives of others is always a humbling and inspiring experience. We work with organisations that are implementing real and lasting change on a global scale - often putting their own lives at risk to do so. For anyone who wants to hear what’s really going on in a destination from conservation to human rights, we urge you to learn more about how we can give you unprecedented access to the strong and articulate people who will show you the honest view of their country - the ugly and the beautiful. We guarantee this experience will challenge your view of the world in the most rewarding of ways.
Finding quality time with your immediate family can be hard enough, let alone coming together as the extended version. For some, the idea of trying to organise the individual demands and diaries of various cousins, Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents in order to reconnect in a meaningful way is a distant pipedream - too much organisation to be realistic. Let us do the hard work for you, providing a central point of communication and researching the perfect location that will tick all the boxes. From private farms with acres of land to beautiful beach houses on tropical islands, we will make sure each and every little detail has been thought through so you can relax and enjoy spending rare and precious time together. In the end, family is the most important thing.
THE WORLD IN THE ARTS
There is something transcendent about being moved by a work of art or a piece of writing. Words, art, music can change your perspective and we firmly believe that using this to access parts of the globe can have a transformative effect on a traveller. We are constantly researching ground-breaking journeys that will show you the world in a different light. Whether you would like to travel alongside your favourite author to the very destination that inspired their novel or meet generation-changing artists at their private studios or discover a musical journey from the first note to the last, we would love to help you replenish your Creative Self.
In the words of Elizabeth Gilbert, “The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.”
SLOWLY DOES IT
In this fast-paced world it can be hard to find even a moment of time to switch off and shut out the noise. When the idea of a holiday comes along, there is often the temptation to cram it with seeing as much as possible and maximise the journey - there is always the chance you may never return to that country. But taking the time to really understand the people and the places of one region can be fulfilling and enjoyable. Change the mode of transport and swap flights for trains or boats; vehicles for bikes or horseback. Not only will you cut down on your carbon footprint but you will also get to understand so much more about the landscape and culture of a place. From lodge-to-lodge walks in Nepal or Peru to the charter of a river boat on the Amazon, if you have a small group of like-minded souls who fancy taking a slow journey together, we have a treasure trove of ideas.