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Selected from among hundreds of adventure tour operators worldwide, JOURNEYS was awarded a place on the Top Ten list of Do-It-All operators.

A panel of travel experts and writers selected honorees from hundreds of operators classified in six different categories. As some of you know from the calls you received, the selection process included interviews with trip participants. Thank you for your positive reports that helped us win the award. Other judging criteria included education, sustainability and quality of service.

"Congratulations on an extremely well deserved recognition. My trip last year to Antarctica was another one of a lifetime trips that I have experienced with Journeys. The first was in 1985 to Peru and then to Nepal in 1993. You are the only adventure travel company that I trust to take me to remote cultures and provide a truly meaningful experience. I would have awarded this prize to you after my very first trip. ...Well Done!!!"
~ Chris Force


JOURNEYS Trip Featured in National Geographic Traveler

50 Tours of a Lifetime 2009 logoJOURNEYS' trip, Ladakh Hemis Festival, has been selected as part of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 2009 Tours of a Lifetime, and is featured in the May/June 2009 issue.

"Every year, the editorial team combs the world to find the most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours."
~ Norie Quintos, Senior Editor



JOURNEYS Awarded Condé Nast Top Travel Specialist 2009

Conde Nast Travel Specialist 2008 LogoJOURNEYS has also been cited by Condé Nast Traveler for seven consecutive years for multiple categories of Top Travel Specialist awards and as Best Green Travel Outfitter. JOURNEYS, founded in Ann Arbor in 1978, offers more than 175 trips to 50 destinations around the globe.



The Earth Preservation Fund

Earth Preservation Fund logoSince our founding in 1979, the Earth Preservation Fund(EPF) has worked to preserve the resources we enjoy most. Over the past 29 years, the EPF has supported numerous community-based environmental, educational, and cultural preservation programs.

Currently the EPF is supporting a traditional cultural school and tree planting in Nepal, library and monastery restoration projects in Ladakh, Conservation in the Galapagos Islands and community based tourism in Kenya.

All EPF supported projects are small-scale and community initiated. Rather than working with larger conservation organizations that spend a large portion of their budget on fundraising activities, the EPF looks to support smaller projects where a contribution of up to $500 can make a significant difference.

The EPF is a tax-exempt 501(c )3 organization so contributions to the EPF are tax free.


Sustainable Travel International

Sustainable Travel International logoJOURNEYS is a member of Sustainable Travel International. We use their services to help offset the carbon release attributable to our operations.

Sustainable Travel International is a global leader in sustainable tourism development. The organization’s mission is to promote sustainable development and responsible travel by providing programs that enable consumers, businesses and travel-related organizations to contribute to the environmental, socio-cultural and economic values of the places they visit, and the planet at large.

Always searching for ways to reduce the impact of travel on the global environment Sustainable Travel International provides travelers with mechanism for calculating the impact of their travel on carbon release and with ways sto offset the impacts of this carbon release.


The International Ecotourism Society

International Ecotourism Society logoTIES, as the oldest and largest ecotourism association in the world dedicated to promoting the principles of ecotourism and making travel more responsible.




The International Galapagos Tour Operators Association

International Galapagos Tour Operators AssociationIGTOA is a nonprofit association of travel companies, conservation organizations, and other groups that seek a lasting protection of the Galapagos Islands. We lobby for conservation, fund projects, and promote and practice sustainable tourism.


The Adventure Travel Trade Association

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The Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce

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