Luis Vargas, founder of, talks with us about tranformative travel, curated experiential travel, and how his vision for a new type of travel company will help travelers connect with the intersections of art, music, food, culture, history, design and fashion on a truly local level.

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Luis began his path in the world of adventure travel as a guide, working with British Overland Company for 15 years ago. Since then, his path has found him building experiential travel businesses and working with or leading brands such as REI Adventures and The Clymb, and as a board member with the Adventure Travel Trade Association.

Listen in to learn what places Luis Vargas dreamed of as a child, what travel rituals he has, where in the world he feels the strongest emotional tie, who he would choose as a traveling companion if he could pick anyone, and the one moment from his travels he will never forget.

And of course, hear the five things Luis always travels with, no matter what.

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Michael Hodgson

Co-Conspirator at HI Travel Tales
Winner of a 2018 Silver Medal from the North American Travel Journalists Association for travel writing excellence, Michael has authored more than 16 books and penned many hundreds of feature articles over the years. His bylines have appeared in Backpacker, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Outside, The San Jose Mercury News, Portland Oregonian and more. His travels have taken him to all seven continents. He is a member in good standing of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association.
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