So often we get emails and calls from travelers asking us to arrange tours for them around the world. The problem is, we don’t know the world. You see Journeys Within is only as good as it is because we are true regional specialists! We know Southeast Asia, so we can plan fun, unique and meaningful experiences to this area, but when it comes to the rest of the world, we just don’t have the know-how. So to help our clients we have started to find partners that are experts like we are, but in their region.
Below are some of our partners who specialize in other regions of the world and who plan trips like ours in those regions. If you would like to work with any of these amazing companies, please call April in our California office (877-454-3672) and she will connect you with the right person to help you plan a(nother) trip of a lifetime and facilitate the hand-off of your travel preferences.
Specializing in South America Vacations
Jordan Harvey of Knowmad Adventures caught the travel bug early. While studying abroad in Chile during high school, Jordan became hooked on international travel. This addiction eventually led him to sea-kayak guiding in Alaska, teaching in Thailand, traveling through most every nook and cranny of South America, working for an adventure race in Patagonia, and guiding trips in Chile and Argentina.
Travel brought Jordan incredible experiences and challenges, highlighting the world’s natural beauty while connecting him with inspiring people. Ultimately he became convinced that travel makes us better people, and better people make a better planet. This enthusiasm and knowledge has led Jordan to be included in Travel + Leisure’s A List since 2013.
Specializing in Disney Vacations
Since 1999, Susan Kelly and her team at Travel Magic have been guiding folks to the front of the line at Walt Disney theme parks, cruise lines and other vacation options.
When Andrea Ross was looking to plan a Disney World vacation for her family in 2017, Susan was instrumental in putting together an itinerary that kept everyone entertained and happy. Susan has been listed as a Top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler magazine and is a member of Wendy Perrin’s prestigious WOW List of Top Travel Experts.
Specializing in China
Mei Zhang has a passion for sharing her homeland’s amazing sights, tastes, history and culture. Whether planning a family trip or solo excursion, Mei and her team at WildChina are sure to craft the perfect itinerary through this fascinating country.
A Beijing resident who grew up in Yunnan province and has particular knowledge of Guizhou and Szechuan provinces too, she has close relationships with hotel and restaurant owners and makes sure that her clients get the red-carpet treatment. Her guides and drivers are the best in the business, opening the doors to authentic Chinese culture and steering travelers away from the crowds, the expected, and all things touristy.
Journeys Within has partnered with WildChina on tours originating in China before entering into Southeast Asia via land, air or river cruise, and we can attest to her attention to detail. It’s for all these reasons that Mei is a member of Wendy Perrin’s prestigious WOW List of Top Travel Experts.
Bali Barong Tours
Specializing in Bali and Indonesia
Since 1988, Diane Embree and Bali Barong Tours have specialized in travel to Bali and other areas of Indonesia, for individuals and groups.
Every year, beginning in 2004, Diane Embree has been named as the Top Travel Specialist for Bali by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. In 2015, she was named Condé Nast Traveler’s specialist for all of Indonesia. Over the years Diane has also been named Travel + Leisure magazine’s Super Agent for Bali, other parts of Indonesia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. She is also on the Wendy Perrin WOW List of Top Travel Experts.