TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

THROUGH INSPIRATIONAL TRAVEL GUIDES

One of the most potent aspects of travel are the people you meet along the way. The perspectives they share. Shaping your experiences while also breaking conditioned, pre set notions about the world and yourself. Simply by being who they are and sharing their passion. 

We have a beautiful & inspiring tribe of hosts and guides that include naturalists, artists, adventure experts, community leaders, and local wisdom keepers that reveal the heart of a destination. 

Meet your “guides on the other side” by signing up for local, domestic or an international journey. 

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Aikta SURI

Aikta’s passion for travel has led her to explore quite a bit of the United States, as well as Mexico, Bahamas, Bermuda, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Holland, Ireland, England, and various parts of India, including spending five years living in the remote foothills of the Himalayas, outside of India’s oldest tiger reserve, the Jim Corbett Park. 

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MISTY DHILLON

What’s behind Misty’s passion for bringing awareness to the natural world is his love for rivers and fly fishing. Being in the business since his mid-twenties. Misty has spent two decades in the business of guiding and being a tour operator for special interest journeys in the Himalayan foothills. This passion also led him to pioneer fly fishing for legendary and iconic Golden Mahseer found in the Himalayan foothills.

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RAMAWTAR SINGH

Ramawtar or Ramji is a real Indian renaissance man. It is hard to describe all of the gifts and talents he shares with fellow travelers as his offerings often seem infinite and boundless. Especially when in the company of other passionate seekers.

Ram enjoys sharing his gifts as a naturalist, artist, and is a true wisdom keeper on the medicinal and Ayurvedic use of native plants in India. He also practices a variety of self-healing techniques, including Jin Shin Do (Japanese acupressure technique), Qi Gong, Reflexology, and Reiki.

In addition, he is also a seed collector, sometimes for organic farming and sometimes to create jewelry from natural materials found along his travels. He encourages travelers to empower themselves by creating their own wholesome, self-care products (anything from tooth powder, to soaps, to anti-septic creams, or medicinal massage oils) all made from locally sourced natural materials.

Ram also loves to share the local folklore, myths, songs, art practices, and sustainable-living practices (particularly organic farming practices) in rural and wild locations throughout India.

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RITISH SURI

At young age Ritish followed his dream into becoming one of India’s leading wildlife naturalists. For a decade he owned and managed one of India’s most Inspiring Eco Lodge; award-winning, Camp Forktail Creek. Dedicating himself to the likes of wildlife enthusiasts and bird-watchers but also leading wildlife expeditions in the Terrai region. 

Apart from being a seasoned wildlife expert he is know for his meticulous attention to detail, and good sense of humor. 

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Poonam Rawat

Founder of Fernweh Fair Travel, an award winning non-profit that uses tourism to empower women as well as artists of the underprivileged communities. Poonam is also a passionate traveler, who loves to share her home land in the majestic Himalayan foothills of Northern India through the lens of meaningful travel experiences. 

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Dr. Denis Shrestha

A cardiologist from Kathmandu, Nepal by profession. Moreover, a passionate fly fisher at heart. Denis is an inspirational figure who inspires his community to be more conscious about their relationships with their rivers. Stepping outdoors intensionally and by using catch and release fly fishing as a conservation tool in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. 

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JOHN BILOTTA

A globe trotting, passionate fly fishing expert. John Bilotta is a master casting instructor from the International Federation of Fly Fishers and a master of two handed fly casting. 

In addition, John also mentors casting instructor candidates, inspiring them to be cutting-edge in the field of both casting instructions as well as guiding. 

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ANVESH singh THAPA

A love for rivers drives perhaps one of India’s most seasoned white water rafting guides. 

Anvesh Singh Thapa is also the founder of Expeditions India. He has hence lead numerous expedition-style trips, including opening the first commercial river expeditions on the mighty Brahmaputra, Lohit, and Kameng that are some of India’s best white water rafting expeditions. He has also led expeditions internationally, on rivers such as the Kaituna and Wairoa (New Zealand), Blue Nile (Ethiopia), Colorado, Green, and Salmon Rivers (USA) and the Stranda and Rundal (Norway).

Anvesh is also a NOLS instructor, a certified Whitewater Rescue Technician-Advance (Rescue 3 International), Wilderness First Responder (WMI, 2017), Skills Active Senior National Raft Guide Grade IV/V (NZ), and ACA Kayak Instructor Level 4.

Sustainable Travel Shagun Singh India

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SHAGUN SINGH

Founder of the Geeli Mitti (Wet Earth) Foundation, Shagun is known as a fun-loving life enthusiast who left a successful corporate career to explore a deeper sense of purpose. 

Her explorations led her to birth the creation of a sustainable-living learning center designed to provide livelihood for locals while educating visitors on sustainable practices that mutually benefit humanity and the earth. Her most popular workshops focus on natural building and permaculture design, as well as recycled waste creations.

Day trip paleontologist Calvert Cliffs

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PAUL MURDOCK JR.

Paul began volunteering for the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) in the summer of 2001 and spotted several articulated specimens in the Cliffs. 

His discovery enabled him to join the museum for many days of field work as they quarried the discoveries. Since then he has spotted and recovered many specimens along the Cliffs and donated them to museums such as the CMM, VMNH and the Smithsonian. The total count is upwards of 2000. Of these, several are under research as possible new species or as first occurrences from the Calvert Cliffs.

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BRyan KELLY

Bryan Kelly is a seasoned guide specializing in fly fishing and light tackle for smallmouth bass and other species on the scenic Potomac or Shenandoah Rivers. He is passionate about sharing his experience with our travelers of chasing big, beautiful, bronzebacks. Pound for pound the best fighting fish in the mid-Atlantic. 

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