Joan Weber - Director
Joan Weber is Co-founder and Director (with husband Will Weber) of JOURNEYS International,
a 30-year old specialized tour company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. JOURNEYS designs custom
and small-group nature, culture and eco tours in sixty countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the
Pacific and the Americas. In 1980, Joan inaugurated the company division called JOURNEYS For
Families, offering uniquely tailored cultural explorations, nature adventures, and safaris
for individual families, groups of families, and grandparents with grandchildren. In 1990 she
inaugurated special trips for women travelers looking for unique cross-cultural experiences.
Joan holds a doctorate in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan and has
taught at the elementary, high school and college levels in the United States and in Nepal.
In 2008, for the sixth consecutive year, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine recognized Joan Weber
as a Top Travel Specialist for Family and Multi-generational Travel.
Joan has traveled extensively on six continents solo, with JOURNEYS clients, with women's
groups and with family. Joan and Will have been traveling with their son and daughter, now
adults, since they were toddlers.
Call for information on travel with Joan.
Will Weber - Director
Will Weber, Ph.D., co-founder and director of JOURNEYS (with wife Joan Weber)
, frequently accompanies new group trips. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, Will enjoys
teaching about birds, natural history, hiking and photography. He has visited most of JOURNEYS
destinations and personally selected many of our local guides and hosts. His favorite regions
are Himalayan Asia and East Africa, but he also enjoys visiting Latin America and West Africa
nearly every year. Will has won 2008 Top Travel Specialist for Community Based Tourism and
2007 Top Travel Specialist for Africa from Condé Nast.
Will spent three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal in the early 1970's and has been
a frequent world traveler ever since. He frequently leads active, nature and culture themed
trips to Asia, Africa and Latin America as part of the JOURNEYS Signature Trip Program and
in scouting new trips. He has made more than 50 Himalayan treks and nature trips and led photo
and wildlife safaris throughout Africa.
Will has traveled extensively on six continents solo, with JOURNEYS clients, and with family.
Will and Joan have been traveling with their son and daughter, now adults, since they were
Papua New Guinea
Call for information on travel with Will.