I had the good fortune of sitting down with the lovely Marissa Sutera to ask her a few questions about our trip to India this year. I couldn’t agree with her more that most of the time the magic of travel happens OUTSIDE your comfort zone.
If you want to avoid the stereotypical group tour experience (you know the one… a mob of obviously foreign tourists all wearing the same neon color, being shouted at through a loudspeaker by their guide), you need to book with the right company. But with the thousands of companies out there, how do you find the right one?
At Purposeful Nomad, we designed our trips to incorporate ethical adventures which support the local economies, all while getting unique experiences you couldn’t arrange on your own. We strive to follow the following six principles, which we think should be present in any small group tour worthy of your time and money!
A few months ago, co-founder of Purposeful Nomad, Caitlin Murray, met founder of Nav.It, Erin Papworth. They found that they both share the same passion of helping people explore the world- and the rest was history!
Located on the western corner of South America and nuzzled in between Colombia and Peru is Ecuador, a country that in our humble opinion, doesn't receive nearly as much hype as it should. There is so much more to Ecuador than the Galapagos and the Amazon!
Abbie Synan, travel writer, shares her experience from her trip to the DR with Purposeful Nomad. She states; “more than just a yoga retreat, Purposeful Nomad gives you the sense of community and the ability to recharge and leave with the idea that an island vacation can be more than a holiday;not just holding drinks with tiny umbrellas perched on glasses.”
Carlie Grob shares her experience of travel, adventure, human connection and motorcycle rides in this story about her time in Vietnam. Carlie as been working with Purposeful Nomad for two years as our yoga instructor and chef extraordinaire on our Dominican Republic: Rest & Renew trip.
The holidays are upon us! If you have girls and women in your life that are inspired to travel or are seasoned nomads, we have some ideas for you. From stocking stuffers to big ticket items, here are some gift ideas for the women in your life that seek the world.
A brief essay about Camelids; who they are, what do they look like and how can you tell them apart. Caitlin's love for Alpacas led her to delve more into the five creatures that make up this animal family on one trip to Ecuador. Here, she shares what she has learned.
Are you an independent female solo travel who is skeptical of group tours? We sat down with Flung Magazine to shatter misconceptions of group travel. Also, we explain how Purposeful Nomad is doing it differently and creating tours for the independent woman! Check it out here.
As a frequent flyer, having flight anxiety is something I have had to learn how to deal with. Learning and continuing to educate myself on ways to get to the root of the fear is helping me manage it better.
I was just about to graduate from college when my mom asked me if I want to go suit shopping and if I’d applied for any jobs that might provide health benefits. I looked at her square in the eye, “Mom, I think I want to go live in India for a year”.
Through past work experience and meeting my husband there, Caitlin Murray finds that the Dominican Republic is intrinsically woven into the fabric of her life. Creating programs with Purposeful Nomad in the DR many years later has brought her the ability to share her passion and love for this country.