Travel Roots – Purpose Driven Travel
Where your passion for travel meets a desire to explore local communities & support socially responsible tourism.
To travel is to take a journey into yourself. We design our experiences to feed your mind, body & soul while supporting socially responsible travel. What that means is that we support small local businesses, NGOs, and work to create experiences that encourage learning and building relationships with people and places.
Whether you’re seeking adventure, volunteering abroad, spiritual well-being, rest & relaxation, a team building corporate retreat, or getting off the beaten track, we offer uniquely designed customized travel packages.
So join the movement and become a purpose driven traveller and discover the world from another angle… your next adventure awaits!
What we do
We design independent & group travel packages, volunteer travel adventures, cultural educational tours and a variety of alternative experiences that cater to purpose driven travelers that wish to explore the world and journey off the beaten track. We create unique travel experiences for independent travelers and groups that allow you to connect with local communities, not-for-profit organizations, and conservation management projects.
You have an opportunity to get involved in a variety of interesting projects while you’re trotting the globe. Or if you don’t want to venture far, we’ve got excursions and trip ideas you can go on right in your own backyard. We can also work with you to design your own customized travel package or tour. We’ll help you design a trip, a tour or help you facilitate an event. We’re here to help you design your dream and connect you with the right people and places.
To provide an alternative option for today’s traveler to support socially responsible tourism and local communities through grassroot travel experiences.
We’re here to provide unique opportunities for people to become global citizens that are empowered to support ecofriendly businesses & support community based initiatives across the globe. We seek partnership with those who support a common vision.
Owner / Co-Founder
Philosophy – ‘Travel teaches you to live in the moment, to challenge yourself, to learn something new about the world, and to continue to grow – your next adventure awaits!’
Supporting grassroots tourism that preserves local cultures and protects the environment. Traveling off the beaten track has allowed me to connect with some of the most amazing people and places around the world. I love to create opportunities for individuals to experience the same and have life changing adventures.
I bought a backpack at the age of 16 with the desire to explore the world. My travel adventures have allowed me to live and work in Australia, Thailand, Honduras and Paraguay and journey through Southeast Asia, Mexico, Western Europe, India, Maldives, Chile, and throughout North and Central America.
I have a degree in Environmental Studies and have spent the past 8 years working in the tourism industry as a Project Manager for indigenous tourism and community development projects with a tourism consulting firm called Canadian Ecotourism Services.
In 2013 I decided to take a leap with Lori Fast, my current Guide Extraordinaire, to start a travel company with social and environmental values at the forefront. Throughout the years, Travel Roots has continued to attract socially responsible travellers wanting to have more meaningful travel adventures and I’m so happy to be part of a new movement in Socially Responsible Travel.
We continue to grow as a small business by working with amazing partners both local and abroad and I’m excited to share our adventures with you!
Guide Extraordinaire / Co-Founder
Philosophy – “Lets go on an adventure!!!”
People and places. I love meeting people from all over the world and sharing stories of our adventures & perspectives. I love finding extraordinary places and uncovering the uniqueness of every place I go. My passion is to broaden peoples’ perspectives of the world and build bridges between communities.
Born in Canada, but raised in Africa, I’ve been traveling the world since I first learned to walk. I’ve lived all over the world, including Nigeria, Botswana, Canada, Germany and Chile.
I’ve traveled extensively throughout Africa, the Middle East, India, Europe, South America and our lovely backyard here in North America.
With a degree in International Development and over 7 years experience working in the travel industry, I figured it was time to combine these two passions and create a travel company that supports local communities and enhances people’s travel experiences.
Marketing & Sales Assistant
I caught the travel bug at a young age while sailing through the British Virgin Islands with my family. After high school graduation, I went backpacking through Europe for a month, and since then my mind has been in a constant state of “where to next?”
I gained an appreciation for Travel Roots’ focus on socially responsible travel while Amanda helped me plan my trip to India during the summer of 2016. I knew that I wanted to work for the business is one form or another.
I am currently working on an honours degree in Woman and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba.