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Custom Designed Vacations Are Your Key to Fulfilling Your Dreams

a young woman raising her hands in the air, on her dream vacation after Enlightened Journeys Travel created for her one of the most transformational custom designed vacations

Travel is easier to do and more accessible than ever before, and our idea of travel and what it does for us is changing to custom designed vacations.

While large-group, pre-packaged travel works for some, more travelers are now seeking journeys that transform their lives; they want travel that is personalized to them. They want new experiences and to gain enriching knowledge by engaging in cultures. Some ask for physical activity to be incorporated in their travel for the whole or a part of their vacation; others want to incorporate their interests. And a growing number want to know that in some way their travel is helping the destination they visit.

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Vietnam Vacation: Your #GlobalLocal Answers Your Questions About Experiences You Can Have

Vietnamese on a park bench in Hanoi, Vietnam, vietnam vacation travel for good, image source Lukasz Saczek 36808

I have just returned from my Vietnam vacation. It was my first time there, so I would say my trip was an overview to gather intel on what you can incorporate into your own trip. I looked for experiences around the interests of history, architecture, relaxation, ecotourism and adventure.

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Colombia Travel – Where in the World is Theresa now?

woman at sunset in Colombia, Colombia travel photography from Oscar Ivan Esquivel Arteaga

Is a Colombia travel adventure on your bucket list? Hi! I’m Theresa, founder of Enlightened Journeys Travel, a place to explore the world in life-changing ways that also change the world for the better. I believe we all should have adventures, and that the NEW Luxury in travel is personalized but not stifling, customized without being overscheduled, and leave you feeling free but supported. I believe that #sustainability creates unforgettable moments for you, and a world of good. I travel the globe to seek out what makes each place special so that you have a #GlobalLocal as your partner in planning your journeys. Photo by Oscar Ivan Esquivel Arteaga on Unsplash

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Your Super Power in Travel: How to Have New Luxury Travel Experiences

luxury traveler on her life-changing vacation, explore one-of-a-kind luxury travel experiences with luxury travel advisor Theresa Jackson

Are you looking for new luxury travel experiences? Yesterday I got a call out of the blue from a sweet elderly gentleman who found me on an internet search. “How wonderful!”, I thought, “Someone looking for the luxury adventure of a lifetime.” Instead, this man and his wife wanted to drive from New Jersey to Charlotte, North Carolina with a stop in Richmond, and wanted advice on the route to take and places to stop for the night. Coincidentally, I have lived and traveled along this very route during significant portions of my lifetime.

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A Luxury Eco Safari Can Save The World – How You Can Choose to Travel for Good

luxury travel advisor Theresa Jackson with national park rangers in the Kruger national park on her luxury eco safari tour

Did you ever go on a luxury eco safari? I used to love to primitive camp. Put me out in the woods with barely a tent, and I was happy to be connected to nature. I learned the principles of Leave No Trace which taught me more than I wanted about minimal impact on the land and to flora and fauna. My favorite experience was a backcountry backpacking trip in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming when I was 16.

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How to Have Immersive Travel or How I Learned From My Mistakes – And You Can, Too

luxury travel advisor Theresa Jackson in front of a street painting, sharing her immersive travel experiendes

When I had the opportunity to live in Europe about 8 years ago for a 2 year period, I felt like I had to hit the ground running.  So much to see from gathered “must-dos” of guidebooks and internet sites! My photo album/Facebook life wouldn’t be complete without shots of iconic sites alone, with me and my family or visiting friends.

So that is what I did. For about 6 months I spent hours and hours in research additional to what I had done as soon as I got he news we were moving. I scoured websites, accommodation sites, touring sites.  

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