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ADVENTURE

AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE I HAVE MORE WONDERMENT REGARDING WHAT LIES AROUND THE CORNER, THAN CONTENTMENT ABOUT WHAT LIES RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I FEEL AN URGENCY AND A VITALITY IN EACH MOMENT IN FRONT OF ME THAT I REMAIN ATHLETIC AND I WANT TO GO AS MUCH AS I CAN AND SEE AS MUCH AS I CAN. NOW, I HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO WHAT I WANTED TO DO WHEN I WAS 22 AND I WANT TO GO BIG. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT FEEL JUST LIKE I DO. WE CRAFT TAILOR MADE, BESPOKE ADVENTURES THAT ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE HUGE TRAVEL COMPANIES. WE PACK IN MORE DESIGNER INPUTS, LOCAL FOODS AND OFF THE TRACK CHOICES TO SEE WHAT IS REAL, NOT WHAT IS EASY OR LUCRATIVE FOR THEM.
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LET'S GO!

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FLY FISHING LODGES

WE HAVE CHOSEN LODGES FROM THE WESTERN UNITED STATES, CHILE AND NEW ZEALAND, THAT WE FIND DIFFERENT, INTERESTING, DESIGNED WELL, WITH GREAT FOOD AND GREAT PEOPLE BEHIND THEM.

HENRY'S FORK LODGE

THE QUINTESSENTIAL WESTERN FLY FISHING EXPERIENCE. NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE THE LODGE AND GUIDE EXPERIENCE HERE, YOU ARE IN PROXIMITY OF 5 OF THE BEST TROUT WATERS ON EARTH. 

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Courtesy: Henry's Fork Lodge

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SOUTH FORK LODGE

THIS IS IT FOR YOUR GROUNDED LUXUY, AUTHENTIC FLY FISHING EXPERIENCE IN IDAHO. THE SOUTH FORK RIVER IS A PREEMINENT EXPERIENCE FOR CUTTHROAT, RAINBOWS AND BROWN TROUT. WONDERFUL LODGING AND FANTASTIC DINING. THIS IS EVERYTHING DONE WELL.

MINARET STATION, NEW ZEALAND

OUTSIDE OF WANAKA, ON THE SOUTH ISLAND, MINARET IS IN THE PRIME LOCATION FOR ANY NUMBER OF ADVENTURES. HELI-FISHING THE REEESE, THE DART AND MANY OTHER RIVERS, CHIEF AMONG THEM. FANTASTIC KIWI HOSPITALITY AND LUXURY IN A SETTING THAT CAN NOT BE BEAT.

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A LA CART- IN THE KNOW TRIPS DESIGNED BY DYLAN

YOU CAN GO TO A LODGE FOR A WEEK AND HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE. OR YOU CAN GET OUT IN IT AND GO DEEP. I AM AN EXPERT IN THE WESTERN U.S., ALASKA AND NEW ZEALAND. I WAS A BACKOUNTRY RANGER IN DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND ON THE NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND. WE WILL BASE YOU IN 5 STAR LODGING AND MOVE YOU ABOUT TO WHERE THE GOOD STUFF IS. THIS WILL  COST YOU.

JUNGLE ADVENTURES

WE SEEK GROUNDED LUXURY LODGES, VILLAS AND HOTELS IN MEXICO, BELIZE, COSTA RICA, NICARAGUA, PANAMA AND BEYOND TO BUILD JUNGLE ADVENTURES THAT INCLUDE, TREKKING, SURFING, YOGA, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ISLAND HOPPING AND SO MUCH MORE.

IN PANAMA: ISLA PELANQUE

PART OF THE CAYUGA COLLECTION. THEY FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE JUNGLE PROPERTIES WITH SOUL. GO HERE GO GET OFF GRID, SURF, JUNGLE SAFARI LOOKING FOR TOUCANS, SLOTHS, BRIGHTLY COLORED FROGS AND SNAKES- ALL IN A LUXURY BUNDLE.

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IN NICARAGUA: YEMAYA ISLAND

PART OF  THE COLIBRI HOTEL GROUP IN MEXICO. THEY DO ROMANTC, BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN TULUM THAT ARE THANKFULLY, DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHER OFFERRINGS ON THE STRIP. YEMAYA IS ON LITTLE CORN ISLAND, A SHORT FLIGHT FROM MANAGUA. THIS IS THE ARCHETYPE YOU HAVE BUILT IN YOUR HEAD ABOUT THE PERFECT ROMANTIC ISLAND GETAWAY.

IN BELIZE: COPAL TREE LODGE

ACTUALLY, IN BELIZE, WE LIKE A RIDGE AND REEF TRIP. 3 NIGHTS AT THE INCOMPARABLE ORGANIC FARM/ RUM DISTILLERY THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND, AND THEN A 45 MINUTE BOAT RIDE OUT TO RAY CAYE FOR THE BLUEST WATER AND WHITEST SAND YOU HAVE EVER SEEN.

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IN COSTA RICA: HERMOSA TREEHOUSE

IN SANTA TERESA, ON THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN SAND BEACH. HERMOSA TREEHOUSE DOES EVERYTHING RIGHT. WE SEND A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE AND THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT.

SURF SCHOOLS AND SAFARIS

WHETHER YOU ARE SEEKING AN IMMERSIVE WEEK -LONG SCHOOL OR A  LESSON ON ONE OR TWO DAYS OF YOUR TRIP, WE KNOW WHERE  THE BEST BEACHES, BREAKS AND HOTELS ARE, TO GET YOU INTO THE WATER AND UP ON YOUR BOARD.

LUXURY SKI TRIPS

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR SISTER BUSINESS: WWW.POWDER-CON.COM FOR OUR POWDER SKIING AND LUXURY SKI VACATION TRAVEL. WE PACKAGE, LODGING, LESSONS, RENTALS, APRE SKI, PASSES ALL INTO ONE WONDERFUL PORTFOLIO.

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OUR TW SAFARI CURATION

PHOTOS COURTESY: BUSH AND BEYOND, LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS, CHEM CHEM LODGE, TANZANIA

WHY CHOOSE THESE COMPANIES TO WORK WITH?

OF ALL THE DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES(DMC), LODGES, OUTFITTERS AND COMPANIES IN EAST AFRICA- AND THERE ARE A TON- WHY DO WE CHOOSE TO WORK WITH THE FIRMS BELOW? SIMPLE, THEY HAVE SUBSTANCE, THEIR PEOPLE ARE GENEROUS OF SPIRIT AND GENUINELY KIND. ALL THREE HAVE DEEP CONNECTIONS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENTS WHERE THEY WORK AND RESIDE. THEY ALL HAVE WHAT WE EXPECT IN DESIGN, AMENITIES AND LODGING CHOICES, BUT WHAT I LIKE MOST IS THAT THEY ALL PRACTICE THEIR CRAFT WITH INTEGRITY AND ART. I FEEL A KINDRED SPIRTIT AND A NATURAL ALIGNMENT. THEY ARE DECIDEDLY NOT BIG BOX AND ALL THREE SEEK SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM THE LARGE-SCALE MEGA CONGLOMERATES... MORE ADVENTURE, MORE TRANQUILITY, AWAY FROM THE CROWDS AND ULTIMATELY, THEY SEEK DEEPER MEANING AND DEEPER FEELING OUT OF THE EXPERIENCE. WE LIKE THAT. THIS IS SLOW, SMART SAFARI. IT IS EVERYTHING WE LOVE. THE BENNEFIT OF GOING THROUGH TRAVEL-WELL IS THAT WE HAVE VETTED THESE FIRMS AND DEVELOPED CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE TOP TIER OF THEIR FIRM. WE HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO SORT OUT DIFFERENT ITINERARY, LODGES, EXPERIENCES  AND SEASONS TO TRAVEL. WE, AS ALWAYS, WORK AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND LIAISON TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING A TRAVEL-WELL APPROVED EXPERIENCE. BELIEVE ME- YOU WILL HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE.

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BUSH AND BEYOND KENYA

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NOMAD TANZANIA

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& BEYOND

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LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS/CHEM CHEM LODGE TANZANIA

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SINGITA

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GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION

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BUSH AND BEYOND

IN KENYA, BUSH  AND BEYOND HAS SEVERAL ITINERARIES THAT  ENCOMPASS WILDLIFE VIEWING, CULTURAL EXCHANGE, AND ADVENTURE. THEIR TENTED CAMPS AND LODGES ARE IN MIND-BLOWINGLY BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS AND THEY TICK ALL OF OUR BOXES. WHAT STANDS OUT FOR ME IS THE ABILITY TO HAVE A TRUE ADVENTURE SAFARI, THE WAY SAFARI FIRST STARTED OUT. THESE INCLUDE CAMEL AND HORSEBACK JOURNIES, FLY-OUT CAMPOVERS AND HELI-ADVENTURES. THE OTHER ASPECT OF BUSH AND BEYOND THAT STRIKES ME IS THAT MANY OF THEIR LODGES ARE RUN BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD THE LAND AND THE LODGES IN THEIR FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS. THESE OWNER- PROPRIETORS ARE THERE TO TALK WITH AND LEARN FROM. IN TERMS OF AN EXPERIENTIAL BONUS- I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING MORE SUBSTANTIAL OR AUTHENTIC.

PHOTO COURTESY: BUSH AND BEYOND OL MALO NOMAD SAFARI

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LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS AND CHEM CHEM LODGES

THE HEIGHT OF CHIC, GROUNDED LUXURY IN PERFECT LOCATIONS AND POSITIONS. THEY DO EVERYTHING RIGHT AND HAVE SINCERE AND AUTHENTIC CONNECTIONS TO THE LAND, THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT. YOUR GAME DRIVES WILL BE AWAY FROM THE CROWDS, CULINARY OFFERINGS ARE FORM LOCAL FARMERS AND THEY HAVE A BEND TOWARD WELLNESS THAT IS NOT OFTEN FOUND ON SAFARI. 

PHOTO COURTESY: CHEM CHEM LODGE, TANZANIA

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NOMAD SAFARIS

NOMAD COVERS THE MAIN TRACK OF NORTHERN TANZANIA BUT ALSO DIVES DEEPLY INTO SOME OF THE LESSER KNOWN BUT JUST AS SPECTACULAR PARKS LIKE KIGELIA, RUAHA, NYERERE AND MOST INTERESTING TO US- MAHALE AND KATAVI IN WESTERN TANZANIA, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD A CHIMPANZEE EXPERIENCE TO  YOUR SAFARI.

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OUR GUIDANCE

WHEN YOU START DOING YOUR HOMEWORK ON SAFARIS YOU WILL BE OVERWHELMED WITH SO MUCH INFORMATION. YOU WILL WADE THROUGH THE BIG BOX PLAYERS, THE LOCAL ON THE GROUND OUTFITS AND THEN THE SWEET SPOT THAT WE HAVE FOUND. YOU WILL WANT TO FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU WANT TO GO, WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, WHAT YOUR STANDARD AND BUDGET ARE.... BUT MOSTLY- HOW WILL YOU GET HELP CRAFTING THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE? IT IS TOO BIG TO DO ON YOUR OWN- IT IS TOO BIG TO DO ON OUR OWN, SO WE HAVE DONE OUR HOMEWORK AND WE HAVE FORMED RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE COMPANIES THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO CRAFT THE MOST SIMPLE, ELEGANT, BEAUTIFUL AND TAILORED SAFARI EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. 

IDEAS FOR TRIPS

NOTHING IS PRICED OR PACKAGED BECAUSE WE HAND CRAFT EACH TRIP SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO EACH CLIENT'S NEEDS AND DESIRES. THESE ARE UNIQUE, DIFFERENT AND DESIGNED TRIPS. YOU WILL NOT BE STANDING ON LINE TO SEE THE ACROPOLIS.

This is called Fishing for Home. I made it to document my love for the outdoors, seeing what is around the corner.....and fly fishing.- sound up.

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