Melinda Stevens, Editor Conde Nast Traveller, The Gold Issue
You are our focus. Your needs, quirks, motivations and goals are the foundation of the bespoke journey we create for you. By fully understanding who you are we're better placed to consider how and where you might travel.
Everything is possible. Each step of our trip planning process is designed to inspire, push boundaries or simply to exceed your exacting standards. We work with you, your P.A, Family Office or Royal Household staff to create experiences that become your most treasured family legacies.
Or to somewhere you've been countless times. Your trust and peace of mind are earned through our deep personal experience of each destination. Researching and leading logistically-intensive expeditions, journeys and trips to the world's most remote and civilized regions is our DNA.
Each journey you undertake is part of the narrative of your life. To create the most memorable story we consider the subtle art and science of travelling. How each place can affect you day by day, one minute at a time. The hours of ecstasy and moments of contemplation. Your changing feelings and moods. Call it the arc or choreography of your travel story. This is bespoke 2.0.
To ensure you get the utmost from travel, we play with the very concept of travel. We revise, revisit, brainstorm and disrupt what each journey could be. A Great Game? An exploration of your esoteric interest? A modern-day Grand Tour? Imagined armchair travel where the destination comes to you? Travel as therapy? A Luxpedition?
Tell us how you want to feel after your trip and we'll guarantee you'll feel that way. What we won't tell is you where you're going. When you focus on your feelings and goals rather than the amazing destination we select, your mental journey can be insightful and utterly fulfilling - and that's what happens before you arrive.
To build engagement in kids and to bring families together, we turn an incredible trip into a spectacular game. Who's part of the cast and who's a bystander? Who can you trust? How much can you learn? Think fun, educational engaging computer game, treasure hunt, board and role playing game all rolled into an incredible travel experience.
For families or groups of executives who want the challenge of exploration without some of the hardship, we make even the harshest of expeditions achievable. Imagine world-class expedition leaders in the Wakhan Corridor, the Kokoda Track, Darien Gap or Lost City. You define your expedition, we will bring your definition of luxury.
A client once asked us to create an entire trip based on a page from their grandmother's journal. One Thing takes an object, an idea, a word or whatever single thing that you consider meaningful and makes it the catnip for our creativity and ideation. A family heirloom? The piece of music that you heard the night you first fell in love? Give us your one thing, and we'll turn it into your own story that takes you on an intellectual, spiritual and physical journey to places you never imagined going. Relinquish the traditional ways of thinking and dive into that one thing and see where it takes you.
Today's honeymoon has fallen behind the needs of modern couples and modern times. Beyond relaxation, decadence, and romance in exotic settings, a modern honeymoon can be a source of shared meaning and discovery. This is the premise behind HONEYMOON.EI Whether subtle or spectacular, magical or unexpected, our choreography of ideas, discoveries, events and downtime ensures they become unforgettable memories and provide a meaningful and impactful start to married life. At last, clients find meaning beyond romance and decadence and write the story not just how they will live, but how they will grow as they share life together.
Being able to dream up original ideas or create magic from thin air is a rare talent. It's also the principle behind POP, an ephemeral approach to corporate escapes, yacht land-escapes, and often fantastical pop-up experiences and journeys. Overnight in utterly decadent tented encampments or a Zaha Hadid-designed structure on a glacier, in deserts or historic sites. Working towards our client's goal, we weave an unexpected story experienced once never to be repeated.
Could you have a meaningful experience in Paris, New York or Rome without seeing the obvious sites and doing the things all the guide books tell you to do? Definitely. We'd start with a dinner party, allow serendipity and inject creativity to show you an utterly original side of the city through the everyday lives of others.
What if, for whatever reason, you couldn't travel? Could you stay home and yet still reap the benefits of travel? STAY make all of this possible. Using the dynamics and psychology of travel and with huge destination experience we devise creative and impactful ways of bringing the magic of India to Toronto, Brazil to New York or elsewhere to anywhere. With these key ingredients, and the right kind of investment STAY means that even people who think they can't travel, can.
For years we've bought tickets, made reservations, and followed guidebooks telling us what we should do without telling us why. No one has taught us how to get the most happiness, the richest memories, the greatest transformation, the deepest relaxation, the best stories from our travel. META Travel is the answer to this problem – it's travel beyond travel. These are travel experiences that help you better understand yourself as a traveller, that teach you how to get better outcomes from your precious time travelling.