18th January 2019
What a wonderful adventure life is!
Fifteen years ago when I first visited Southeast Asia, I could never have imagined the amazing journey I would go on; and now, another exciting chapter is being written and the adventure continues... First, a little background: In March of 2017, I had hit a wall. I was physically and emotionally exhausted and I felt that my time as CEO and owner of Journeys Within should come to a close. So I did what any exhausted parent would do and headed to Disneyworld.
After being rejuvenated by the happiest place on earth, I came back to work and realized that I actually love what I do. I love working with clients, I love my team, and I love travel in general. The problem was, I don't love spreadsheets or profit and loss statements and I felt that I needed and wanted a change.
Going out on a limb I called Jonny Bealby of Wild Frontiers Travel. I've known Jonny for years through the Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists list and I've always admired his company, his tours and his dedication to the people and countries he visits. I explained to him that I wanted to offer our travelers more options and expand our trip offerings, but that I was also tired of running the show. A few phone calls and some in-person meetings later and Journeys Within is now a proud member of the Wild Frontiers family.
Wild Frontiers Travel is an adventure travel company based in the U.K. and Jonny had been looking to expand to the U.S. for the last couple of years. Happily for all of us, my phone call gave him the opportunity to do just that - using Journeys Within as his Wild Frontiers base in the U.S.
For me it means that my team can continue to do what we do - provide amazing tours to Southeast Asia - but our office is growing and we will now also host a sales team for the amazing Wild Frontiers trips around the world.
This last month I was lucky enough to visit India and actually kick the tires of a Wild Frontiers tour. India was astounding, the places we visited and the people I met added an amazing new chapter to my travel-life book and I honestly can't wait to go back...with the kids this time! I also have a huge appreciation for the team Jonny has set up there and it reaffirmed to me that being part of the Wild Frontiers family is something to be proud of.
I'm thrilled to be working with Jonny and I'm excited to help Wild Frontiers expand to the U.S. Above all else, I'm glad that our team is here and we are now able to offer even more to you, our travelers.
Feel free to give me a call anytime so we can plan YOUR next adventure!
If you haven't read Jonny Bealby's letter of introduction, you can do so here.