Connecting people & places,
Welcome to travel,
the way it should be
We craft private travel for small groups seeking meaningful connection. Curated and led by passionate locals who share their culture, cuisine and lifestyle, for a sense of place most travelers never get to see!
Stress-free, sustainable travel planning for an incredible vacation you can feel good about.
As passionate, sustainable travel designers, we craft your custom itinerary with intention, to connect you with the local community through engaging experiences centered around the natural and cultural heritage of your destination.
"Celebrated 40yrs of marriage touring the stunning Lombardy region of Italy. Huge thanks to Tara at Conscious Travel Collective for customizing a perfect itinerary with passionate & knowledgeable guides especially our driver, our dear Italian friend Francesca and the beautiful women in Milan who graciously welcomed us into their home for a cooking class making homemade Pasta, Ragu and Tiramisu.
Vacanza Perfetta !!"
J. H on her trip to Northern Italy, October 2023
What Makes Our Trips So Special
Crafted for Connection
Each trip we design is as unique as your group. We take your investment (time, energy and financial) to heart. After countless trips planned, we've learned a few things about how to make the most of your precious time traveling!
Here are just a few of the things we prioritize;
How We Roll
Local businesses that are working to preserve and honor their community is our #1 requirement when we are establishing partnerships. We work directly with our partners, without brokers or wholesales, to make sure they are paid fairly, and the dollars spent stay within the local economy.
Smaller is better? We think so! Big tour buses and headsets take a back seat to make room for more human connection. We design for intimate groups of anywhere from 4 to 12 travelers.
Your trip guides proudly call the destination home and eagerly share their love and cultural insights with you! We always offer locally owned (& gorgeous) boutique properties. Carefully crafted experiences, plus local food and wine of all varieties! This is what a truly immersive experience looks like.
We get it, sometimes plans change, that’s why we created flexible booking!
Check the full cancellation policy for how we've got you covered.