Tourist Season Ends Today

| November 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Our apologies for being distracted from blogging lately–life has intervened to rob us of almost all thinking and writing time! It was never our intent to slow the pace of posts on here—and certainly not to the extent the blog has suffered of late! As you may know, Daniel works for a company called G Adventures (formerly Gap Adventures). For the past few months, he’s been working hard on a number of cool initiatives, including a new campaign dubbed You’ll Never Forget It. Coinciding with the introduction of its 2012 brochure lineup, the program features a website and an international search for a few good travellers to take travel back from the cookie-cutter, big-bus crowd. And hey—if you’re interested about how he came to work for G Adventures, check out this post.

This Ain’t Your Typical Giveaway

For the right people, however, it just may be the experience of a lifetime. Three winners will embark on an unforgettable trip (airfare included) to one of the hundreds of destinations featured in the pages of our brochures. In the company of our award-winning creative team, the winners will be joined by a personal videographer and photographer who will chronicle their adventure—which will be featured in print and online as part of the G Adventures 2013 campaign. Nope this ain’t your regular giveaway; we’re looking for the face of a movement. And it could be yours! 

dania1 Tourist Season Ends Today

This is your planet. You really should come see it sometime.

“We’re hoping to inspire people to look at travel in a different way and step outside the confines of all-inclusive resorts and big bus tours to experience the raw, rich and real beauty of our world,” says Bruce Poon Tip, G Adventures’ founder. “Increasingly consumers are seeking more meaningful and engaging experiences when vacationing—unforgettable, life-changing experiences adventure travel creates and offers.”

You’ll Never Forget It!

Beginning today and over the next couple of weeks, G Adventures will unlock a series of eight videos on A video, along with an exclusive discount for trips in the corresponding region, will be revealed every two days. This is your chance to see the world as it was meant to be seen. From North, Central and South America to Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the series documents everyday travellers who challenge the tourist identity, as they explore and journey around the planet, uncovering many of the world’s awe-inspiring natural and manmade wonders.

Interested? We know you are! Check out or follow G Adventures on Facebook—and, of course, follow @gadventures and hash tag #YNFI on Twitter. Feel free to share it with friends and family members. And remember—if they wear socks with sandals or think bermuda shorts are acceptable attire for any occasion, this ain’t for them.

Disclosure: At Two Go Round-The-World, we value the conversation that exists between us and our readers—and the trust on which that relationship is based. Here we’re committed to creating an environment informed by that trust. In the interests of full disclosure, Daniel works with G Adventures. For more information on disclosures and relationships, please check our ‘About Us‘ page.

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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. His latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like 'Looking Back' and 'The Whole Picture'—along with new reflections.

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  1. Denise says:

    mmm…I’m personally not so keen on this G Adventure campaign. I find the constant distinctions made between ‘traveller’ and ‘tourist’ to be tired, outdated and annoying. Moreover, many people who consider themselves travellers are in fact tourists who just don’t know it

    • Daniel says:

      I would expect that a blogger might feel that the ‘tourist’ vs ‘traveller’ debate is played out—or even that it is something of a false distinction as the topic has been played out in blogs and discussion forums so often. But it doesn’t occupy the mindshare of the world at large—the numbers don’t lie. Cruise lines like Carnival average 4 million travellers per yer, whereas G Adventures does considerably less. But I know where you are coming from.

      In my opinion, however, the tourist/traveller distinction is useful in differentiating the G Adventures style of travel—a type of travel with a commitment to supporting local businesses, local guides, accommodation and transportation—a niche that occupies the gap between independent and big-bus cookie-cutter travel. Is it for everyone? Absolutely not. If you have the confidence, time and ability to do it yourself — go for it! That’s my opinion anyway.

  2. Aynne says:

    I love it! I think the videos capture the sentiment of myself and the travelers I have met in the amazing places we have had the privilege of seeing.

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