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THE NEW NEW ZEITGEIST OF TRAVEL

WE HELP OUR CLIENTS FIND THE SMALL STREAM, THE OFF, OFF BROADWAY AND THE IT VINEYARD BEFORE IT WAS THE VINEYARD. WE SEEK SOUL AND PLACES AND SPACES PACKED WITH SUBSTANCE. WE WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO GET IT. WE ARE NOT INSPIRATO OR VIRTUOSO.WE ARE DECIDEDLY AND UNABASHEDLY NOT BIG BOX. WE ARE MORE INTERESTED IN THE ART OF TRAVEL THAN IN OLD AND TIRED TRAVEL INDUSTRY STRUCTURES.  AND SO WE DESIGN UNIQUE ACTIVE AND ADVENTURE TRAVEL THAT IS TASTE MADE BY ME- DYLAN. THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR. MY TASTE, AND LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCE, EXPERTISE AND UNIQUE VIEWPOINT ON WHAT TRAVEL SHOULD BE- A BETTER, SLOWER, SMALLER, SMARTER WAY TO DO THINGS.... TO TRAVEL-WELL. 

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MORE BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS

AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHAT ARE WE SEEKING, BUT IF NOT A FEW MOMENTS OF BEAUTY? THAT IS THE PRODUCT. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SELLING. MORE BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS. WHETHER IT IS A SUNSET OR A BELLY LAUGH WITH YOUR GRANDSON, OR STUMBLING UPON A LONE CELLO PLAYER IN A SQUARE. WE HAVE THE INFORMATION AND SKILL TO CRAFT MORE MOMENTS OF BEAUTY DURING A TRAVEL EXPERIENCE THAN ANYONE ELSE ON EARTH. 

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THE PRODUCT: WE CRAFT UNIQUE AND CHIC ACTIVE AND ADVENTURE TRAVEL

IT IS VERY SIMPLE: WE DESIGN BEAUTIFUL TRAVEL EXPERIENCES. WE CONNECT THE RIGHT END USER TO THE RIGHT VENDOR, WE SEARCH FOR DESTINATIONS, LODGING, VESSELS, EXPERIENCES AND DINING THAT ARE BEST FOR OUR CLIENT THROUGH OUR UNIQUE DESIGN PERSPECTIVE. WE HELP VENDORS GAIN THE RIGHT CLIENTS AND BE THE BEST VERSION THEY CAN BE, AGAIN, THROUGH OUR UNIQUE DESIGN PERSPECTIVE. AND WHAT IS THAT PERSPECTIVE? SIMPLE, ELEGANT, BEAUTIFUL, OLD- FASHIONED, CLASSIC VINTAGE TRAVEL. GRACEFUL OLD-SCHOOL AND FULL OF ROMANCE AND SUBSTANCE. 

  • DESIGNED TRAVEL

  • ITINERARY CONSULT AND PUNCH UPS

  • VILLA AND YACHT BOOKING

  • SAFARI

  • FLY FISHING LODGES AND EXPERIENCES

  • BEFORE AND AFTER GROUP BIKE TOURS

  • TREKKING

  • MULTI-GENERATIONAL RETREATS

  • YOGA RETREAT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

  • EXECUTIVE OFF-SITES

  • FAMILY VACATIONS

  • RETIREMENT HOME SCOUTING

  • PRE- TRIP RECON

  • SURF SCHOOLS

  • BOOKING AND LIAISON WITH ACTIVE TOUR COMPANIES

  • WELLNESS TRAVEL AND RETREATS

  • SUPPLIER CONSULTING

  • SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING

  • WELLNESS/ RETREAT PROGRAM BUILDOUTS

  • VENDOR PROPERTY AUDITS AND CONSULTING

  • SECURITY/ SAFETY/ INSURANCE/ HEALTH​

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SIMPLICITY    BEAUTY    ELEGANCE       ART     SUBSTANCE      VALUE

WE CRAFT MOMENTS OF EUPHORIA

WHAT DO YOU GET THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING? TIME. MORE PRECISELY, YOU ENHANCE THEIR TIME AND HELP THEM TO CRAFT AND CURATE BRIEF MOMENTS THAT ARE THE PARAGON OF EVERYTHING THEY CAN BE- EUPHORIC. TIME IS THE GREATEST COMMODITY WE OWN AND WHEN WE ARE AT THE END OF OUR LIVES WE WILL LOOK BACK AND THE ONLY THING WE WILL HAVE IS A BANK OF MOMENTS. AND SO, WE SEEK TO CRAFT, DESIGN AND ENGINEER THE BEST MOMENTS. MOMENTS WITH FAMILY, LAUGHING, LEARNING, BECOMING BETTER, LOVING, EATING WONDERFUL FOODS WITH FEET IN THE SAND AND NOT A WORRY FOR MILES. 

BY THE WAY, YOU COULD ALSO GET THAT PERSON A BLANCPAIN 50 FATHOMS. WE LIKE IT BECAUSE IT IS ICONIC AND INVENTIVE. THE FIRST PATENT WAS FOR A BEZEL THAT HAD TO BE PUSHED IN TO ROTATE, SAVING IT FROM BEING INADVERTENTLY ROTATED. WE ADMIRE ICONIC, INTREPID AND INVENTIVE.

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10, 080 MOMENTS

10,080. YOU HAVE 10,080 MOMENTS IN A WEEK-LONG VACATION. 10,080 MOMENTS TO EITHER SIT ON A LOUNGER AT AN ALL-INCLUSIVE DRINKING WELL LIQUOR OR 10,080 MOMENTS ON A CRUISE SHIP GORGING ON KING CRAB LEGS. THATS NOT BAD RIGHT? YES- IT IS BAD. WE HAVE THIS ONE LIFE AND IT IS TOO SHORT TO LAY ON YOUR DUFF LETTING PRECIOUS MOMENTS WASTE BY- GET OUT THERE! COME ON. LET'S GO!

WE THINK, AND WE BET THAT YOU WANT MORE THAN THAT. WE THINK, AND WE BET THAT YOU WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING AND THAT YOU WANT TO GROW. WE HAVE A BELIEF THAT YOU WANT TO TAKE THOSE BRIEF, BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS AND TURN THEM INTO SOMETHING. MOMENTS OF BELLY LAUGHS AND BATTLES WITH TROUT, TURNS IN DEEP POWDER AND DIVES INTO GIN-CLEAR WATERS. MOSTLY AND MOST-IMPORTANTLY, WE BELIEVE THAT YOU WISH TO HAVE JUST A FEW BRIEF MOMEST WHERE YOU FEEL CHILL BUMPS, WHERE A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED SENTENCE, A SONG, A SUNSET OR THE HUG FROM A LOVED ONE MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE IT ALL HAS BEEN FOR THIS MOMENT. 

WHAT WE DO DIFFERENTLY

WE COMBINE OUR SUPERPOWERS OF GREAT TASTE, EXPERTISE, EXPERIENCE AND TRAVEL GENIUS WITH TECHNOLOGY, TO SUPPLY A MULTI-MEDIA TRAVEL PLANNING PLATFORM THAT CREATES A MORE UNIQUE AND TAILORED EXPERIENCE. EVERYTHING WE DO IS IN SEEKING SOMETHING THAT IS DIFFERENT, UNIQUE, TASTEFUL, UNDERSTATED, TRANQUIL, OFF THE BEATEN PATH AND FULL OF ADVENTURE AND MEMORY- MAKING OPPORTUNITIES. 

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"WHAT CAME NEXT WAS MAGICAL... DOWN TO THE LAST DETAIL, TRAVEL-WELL CREATED THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE 18 DAYS OF OUR LIVES."

- JOSH.

AUSTIN, TEXAS.

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WHAT WE DO:


WE DESIGN ACTIVE LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES FOR INDIVIDUAL AND ENTERPRISE CLIENTS. WE TAILOR EACH EXPERIENCE TO THE CLIENT AND WE CRAFT EVERYTHING THROUGH OUR UNIQUE VISION OF DESIGN. I AM A TRAVEL EXPERT WITH IMPECCABLE TASTE. THAT IS THE PRODUCT. WE WILL TAKE YOUR TWO MONTHS OF RESEARCH AND HAIR-PULLING AND DISTILL, EDIT, SYNTHESIZE AND EFFICIENTLY COMMUNICATE THE OPTIONS AND A BEST CHOICE, WITHIN 2 HOURS. WE BUILD A TAILORED, TURNKEY EXPERIENCE MENU AND DESIGN MOMENTS THAT YOU WILL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. 

HOW WE DO IT:

WE TAKE THE PORTIONS OF THE PLANET THAT WE SPECIALIZE IN, THE ACTIVITY SEGMENT THAT WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT, AND WE DIG AND DIG AND DIG AND DISTILL, EDIT AND RE-EDIT UNTIL WE HAVE LOCATIONS, PROPERTIES, VENDORS, EXPERIENCES AND CULINARY OPTIONS THAT ARE INTERESTING, OFF THE BEATEN PATH, TRANQUIL, UNIQUE AND JUST MORE INTRIGUING THEN THE NORMAL SHLOCK  OUT THERE. 

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WE ARE A MODERN TRAVEL AGENCY(CONSULTANCY) COMBINING OUR GREAT TASTE WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO CRAFT A SIMPLE, UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE TRAVEL-PLANNING AND TRIP EXPERIENCE.
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TASTE

WE HAVE IMPECCABLE TASTE. IF THERE IS ONE OVERARCHING- UNIQUE SELLING POINT, IT IS THAT WE JUST HAVE BETTER TASTE THAN ANY TRADITIONAL TRAVEL AGENT COULD EVER HAVE. WE CURATE THE WORLD: SCOURING THE GLOBE FOR THE VERY BEST GROUNDED LUXURY ACTIVE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES... EDITING, AND TURNING OUR CLIENTS ONTO LOCATIONS, LODGING, DINING AND EXPERIENCES THAT WILL CREATE A UNIQUE AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE. SIMPLE-THAT IS THE BUSINESS MODEL. WE PACKAGE OUR TASTE, AESTHETIC, EXPERIENCES AND EXPERTISE INTO A ONE STOP TRAVEL BOUTIQUE. CHIC, ELEGANT AND GUIDED BY WHAT SPEAKS TO OUR TASTE. WE ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE- IN FACT, WE ARE FOR THE VERY FEW.

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TRUST

WE ONLY KNOW HOW TO DO THINGS ONE WAY. THE RIGHT WAY. WE ARE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS ABOUT WHAT COMMISSIONS ARE, WHRE THEY COME FROM, WHY WE ARE OFFERING ONE PRODUCT OVER THE OTHER, WHAT OUR MOTIVATIONS ARE AND WHY WE ARE DOING THINGS A CERTAIN WAY. FROM THE VERY FIRST CONVERSATION, OUR CLIENTS ARE PUT AT EASE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT WE WILL ALWAYS DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THEM TO CREATE THE VERY BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE AT THE BEST VALUE POSSIBLE.

EXPERIENCE

WE HAVE BEEN EVERYWHERE. CLIENTS REALLY APPRECIATE THAT BECAUSE IT ADDS CREDIBILITY AND PUTS THEM AT EASY. BUT IF WE HAVE NOT BEEN SOMEWHERE,IN ABOUT 2 HOURS WE CAN GLEAN MORE THAN ANYONE WHO SPENT A MONTH IN THE PLACE. I HAVE UNIQUE AND SPECIAL GIFTS THAT ALLOW ME TO DO THIS ONE THING- DESIGN THE VERY BEST GROUNDED LUXURY, ACTIVE TRAVEL ON EARTH. WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS. IT IS OUR LIFE AND WE WORK EXTREMELY HARD TO BE THE VERY BEST ON EARTH AT WHAT WE DO. 

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INTERVIEWS IN YOLO JOURNAL

Then I happened to be emailing with Dylan Beeson, founder of the boutique travel outfit, Travel-Well, who told me that he “drove around Costa Rica surfing and figuring out life during a life change several years ago—pura vida helped! The way I do Costa Rica,” he added, “is the way I design trips: hit Arenal first for a few days, then choose between Santa Teresa, Nosara or the Dominical/Ojochal area. All have their positives, and this way you get a jungle/beach experience.” A few of his recs:

“In the Santa Teresa area (white sand beaches, great surf, great restaurants, secret beach near Malpais, the waterfalls in Montezuma) I like Nantipa Resort (well appointed suites on one of the best beaches in Costa Rica). Surf right out your door with their lessons or walk down the beach for a day with Del Soul Surf CampHermosa Treehouse is an architecturally interesting luxury treehouse in the jungle but close to a deserted beach. More notes: Eat Sushi at Nami. Sunset Happy hour at Cielo. Swiss Beach (Secret) is just east of the intersection as you head to Malpais. Hike to Cabo Blanco… stunning jungle hike that rewards you with a deserted white sand beach.

In Nosara (a large arching white sand beach, hillside dotted with smart hotels, yoga shalas and restaurants. Not easy to get to) there’s Surf Simply (if you want more than an instructor telling you to pop while he pushes you onto a wave, they take instruction to a much higher level, maintaining high standards for rooms and food). Note: Try La Luna for sunset and dinner. Fantastic mojitos and delicious people watching. 

In Dominical/Uvita/Ojochal (Down the coast, over the famous Crocodile bridge, you come to old Costa Rica: dark, deserted beaches; Scarlet McCaws flying overhead. Osa Peninsula is close by, terrific surf.) Try Kalon Surf Camp (or if you don’t want to surf, sit by the pool watching toucans and sloths) or Kura Boutique Hotel (8 suites tucked into the jungle in Uvita—adults only.) Notes: Take a nature tour of Osa peninsula to see Sloths, Scarlet McCaws and tapirs. Go to Bamboo room at Alma de Ojochal hotel for sunset and live music.” 

TO SEE IF YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:

  • DO YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO SEE WHAT IS AROUND THE CORNER?

  • DO YOU WANT TO FEEL SOMETHING DEEPLY?

  • DO YOU SEEK SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL, ARTFUL AND SOULFUL?

  • DO YOU SEEK TO CONNECT WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENTS WHERE YOU TRAVEL?

  • DO YOU WANT A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH AN EXPERT?

  • WOULD YOU RATHER PAY LESS AT A DEPARTMENT STORE, OR MORE AT A BOUTIQUE, BUT HAVE A TAILORED EXPERIENCE WITH A DRESS THAT MAKES YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL?

WE WORK DILIGENTLY WITH VITAL FEW CLIENTS AT ONE TIME.

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PRESS AND PARTNERSHIPS

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