“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-tree and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.” – The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
Meet the Guides
Adventure Fuels Our Souls
Unlike traditional travel agents who need only pass a certification to lead routine tours (which anyone can do), we’ve made travel and introspection (which are inseparable, really) our lives.
We’ve got the education and experience to maintain “normal” careers, but we choose to travel upwards of 200 days a year, to step away from our homes and loved ones and devote our lives to exploration— of people, of places and of ourselves. Why? Because, we utterly love it! And because it feels critical to share the experiences of these places with others.
We obsess over the small details, working our butts off behind the scenes to create a seamless experience for our travelers.
Whether it’s getting up at 6am to scope out new places (when the group isn’t due to gather until 9am) or taking you to a special place off the dusty trail you don’t even know yet that you are dying to see, we lead sensational journeys.
Think of us as your facilitators. We sort out the messy parts of travel (like planning the day’s events, booking tickets, securing transportation, lodging etc.) so you need only experience. Truly, deeply experience your destination.
In this way, we’re not travel agents. We’re personal guides that will help you know more about the world, about how to travel well, and more about yourself.
Payment Plans Available
Upon your decision to travel with us you will pay in full for single-day trips, while for multi-day trips you may pay a deposit, with the balance due as noted in each trip description, or in full.
Experienced Educators & Travelers
Creed has been leading trips since 2005, and holds an M.A. in International Political Economy from Fordham University and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Malta. Laura has leading trips since 2015 and holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Muhlenberg College. Jen has been leading trips since 2017 and holds an M.S. in Biology from the University of Maryland.
We Do It All
Trip costs include airfare or bus transportation, accommodations (on multi-day trips), all tours and admissions fees, tour guide tips, and for international trips all train/bus travel within each country, and meals as noted within each trip description. Travel insurance protection is not included, but most certainly recommended. We will send you insurance information and forms upon receipt of payment.