I love this photo…
This is Kacyn (the gal who typically answers the phone when you call) posing in Northern Serengeti on our recent photography expedition in Tanzania.
If you have a kid or grandkid in school right now, you probably recognize this hip-hop dance move. It’s called “the dab,” and it’s used like an exclamation point at the end of a dance or anything you did that you want to emphasize.
Here’s my daughter Charlie doing the dab after she says her name…
Someone says, Hey, what’s your name?
She says, “Charlie,” then dabs. She’s a lot cooler than I am.
Here’s our entire Washington D.C. Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop doing the dab…
Yes, it’s silly. But now that you know what it is, you’re on the inside. The world around you is doing the dab and you know what it means. And that’s what it feels like to be a part of this travel community.
You travel and you “get” it. You get what life means. You find purpose. And you understand why all the little things in life—being outside when the weather is perfect, the crunch of snow under a tight ski boot, laughing until your face hurts—are all actually really big things that not everyone can enjoy. And you appreciate that.
People tell me they travel with us again and again because we attract the right kind of people. We pick cool destinations, we teach fun skills, and they return home with new friends.
I believe that.
It’s a certain kind of person who wants to travel this way and it’s the kind of person I like surrounding myself with.
Picture yourself doing the dab after each of these destinations tentatively on our schedule next year…
- Cuba for travel writers – January 2018
- Namibia for photographers – February 2018
- India for travel writers (and the famous color festival) – March 2018
- Petra, Jordan for photographers – April 2018
- Peru for writers and photographers – May 2018
- Glacier National Park for photographers – July 2018
- Zanzibar for travel writers – August 2018
- Moab, UT for photographers – September 2018
- Brazil for photographers – October 2018
- Kenya and Mendoza for photographers – November 2018
- Christmas markets for tour leaders – December 2018
Keep an eye for updates on our event page.
It’d be cool to see you someplace cool <dab>.
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