19th December 2018
Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and the Wendy Perrin WOW list… we're proud to have so many recognized travel planning experts.
We often have guests tell us, “We just want to explore on our own as we find we have the most memorable experiences when we let serendipity guide the way.”
As travelers ourselves, we don’t disagree, however what we do know is that an expert getting you to the right place at the right time and then letting you head out on your own tends to allow serendipity to do its best work.
These days the internet is home to a myriad of travel websites, reviews sites, blogs, photography collections and social media accounts, all designed to inspire you to take off on that next adventure. And don’t get us wrong, we love that all that content is out there – it makes it easier than ever to get a sense of the places you could visit in the world.
But if you’re looking for the kind of trip that goes beyond the popular sites, or you’re looking to make authentic connections with the local people who live in places you’ll be visiting while on tour, it pays to have a destination expert on your team – someone who’s been to all of the places you’re thinking of visiting; who’s stayed in the good, the bad, and the ugly accommodations along the way; who can set you up with the best local guides and recommend the out-of-the-way locals’ restaurant that serves 'the best...' in all the world.
Here at Wild Frontiers, we’ve never tried to offer our clients the entire world, because we believe strongly in concentrating on the destinations our staff know intimately. And we’re very proud of the fact that many of those staff have been recognized by top travel publications for their expertise planning tours in those destinations.
It starts at the top with our founder and CEO Jonny Bealby, recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as a “Top Travel Specialist We Trust” for his expertise on India and Pakistan, as well as by Travel + Leisure which includes him on their A-List of Top Travel Advisors for India, Pakistan, Oman and Jordan. Jonny has also been recognized by Wendy Perrin – formerly of Condé Nast Traveler and now the TripAdvisor Travel Advocate and founder of WendyPerrin.com – as a Trusted Travel Expert for Oman and Jordan on her WOW List.
Over in our U.S. office, both our U.S. Director Andrea Ross and U.S. Head of Sales April Cole, join Jonny on the Condé Nast Traveler “Top Travel Specialist We Trust” list as Southeast Asia specialists, as well as the Travel + Leisure A-List of Top Travel Advisors for Southeast Asia. Andrea and April have also been jointly named to Wendy Perrin’s WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts for Southeast Asia and have penned “Insider’s Guides” to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Angkor Wat for Wendy Perrin’s website.
Wendy Perrin is also currently evaluating Nathan Drane in our London office for potential inclusion on the WOW List for Borneo in the near future.
And while not all of our staff have this level of recognition from these major players in the travel media, all of our tour leaders and travel consultants have first-hand knowledge of the destinations they work on, and understand the kinds of experiences and accommodations that our passionate travelers are looking for.
We’re very proud to be a company of experts, and we hope you’ll give us a call when you’re planning your next trip to an exotic destination we know well.