Resetting and Recharging the Group Travel Format
Could you use a little personal time to recharge? Do you want to discover the world, experience new things and meet new people? Do the pressures of group travel (constant social engagement, not having enough personal time or space, etc.) prevent you from getting the most out of your travel experiences or stop you from having any at all?
One truth of this world is that there is a bias toward extroversion and an implication that the only way to truly enjoy oneself is to be and act "exciting." We all know how that gets defined in popular culture, no need to spend much time on that here.
But a truth that is too often overlooked or misunderstood, is that a person can be truly happy and vibrant without being outgoing and "exciting." As most introspective types are aware of, life's quiet moments are full of meaning and joy. But, that can be easy to miss when you're expected to act, or always be with people who act, in an "exciting" way.
This can be all too obvious when traveling with a group of people, especially a group of people you don't know. The masks come out, the expectations set the tone, and the pressure to perform is an overriding force. This can be fun and can also create great memories and stories to look back on. But, not everyone is cut out for that. And, not everyone wants that experience every time. Sometimes, we really wish we could get the benefits of international group travel, without all of this "current social paradigm" stuff stressing us out.
We get it.
We soooo get it. As self-described introverts ourselves, we aim to create an alternative group travel experience; one that encourages connection (to the self, others, nature, culture), awareness (interior and exterior) and health (physical, mental, social) in a balanced way that honors the introvert in all of us.
Not that there's anything wrong with a party. It's just that we don't always want to party. And we certainly don't want to feel forced to party. That's where InnerConnected comes in. Kind of like Seinfeld's Festivus for the Rest of Us, InnerConnected is a Travel Perspective for the Introspective.
After learning to see our own introverted personality types as strengths rather than weaknesses, we decided to create a space for others to embrace their uniqueness as well, while sharing what we love about travel, nature and introspection.
InnerConnected provides a safe space for our travel partners to be themselves, unapologetically. Whether you are an adventurous introvert or an extrovert who wants to explore their introspective side, our trip formats offer a genuine balance of social and personal time.
We find the perfect destination, get to know it intimately, select accommodations that allow for personal space, and create an intellectually-engaging and culturally-connected itinerary, with plenty of flexibility, that celebrates the introspective mindset.
Travel with us for a meaningful experience that fosters introspection, connects you with like-minded individuals, and allows you to discover beautiful places all while honoring your need for balance.