Leading travel bloggers reveal the alternative Seven Natural Wonders of the World
G Adventures, the world’s adventure travel leader, teams up with the world’s most influential travel bloggers in an exclusive program dubbed “Wanderers in Residence”, and launches a new blog, www.gapadventures.com/
blog/wanderers-in-residence/, to support the initiative.
“We’re excited to expand our family to include the Wanderers – a group of travelers who truly represent and embody the spirit of travel. They are real people who share our passion for life-changing, enriching travel experiences,” says Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures. “Together, we hope to inspire people and promote travel from all corners of the planet.”
“With employees all over the world, social media allows us to remain connected as a company. The Wanderers in Residence program is a way for us to engage and create meaningful, relevant conversations with the wider travel community,” adds Poon Tip.
As ambassadors of the travel company who have been globetrotting for a combined period of over 15 years in more than 350 countries, the industry-leading bloggers will embark on various G Adventures trips and provide ideas and feedback on the tours. Stories, photographs, videos and experiences from the road, along with travel tips, expertise and advice, will be shared on the new Wanderers in Residence blog, in addition to their own online communities of more than 242,800 followers.
Furthermore, the Wanderers will attend travel and tourism events with G Adventures, and represent and speak on behalf of the company at various conferences worldwide to help amplify the travel conversation.
“I’m proud to announce my association with G Adventures as one of the first members in the Wanderers in Residence program. It was a natural fit. We share the same appetite and passion for adventure travel,” says Gary Arndt, creator of everything-everywhere.com – one of Time Magazine’s Top 25 Best Blogs of 2010. “Plus they are entrepreneurial, very forward thinking with their use of the Internet, and have a great corporate culture.”
“We’re excited to be working with a company that shares our approach of using travel as a tool for learning, growth and making human connections,” says Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott of the around-the-world travel blog UncorneredMarket.com. Daniel and Audrey left their desk jobs and sold their belongings almost five years ago to pursue their dream of travelling the world. “When we travelled with G Adventures in Antarctica last year, a few things stood out: their dedication to sustainability and the environment, passion across the board, focus on education and learning, flexibility to adjust when needed, and entrepreneurial spirit.”
Other Wanderers include:
Matt Kepnes: @nomadicmatt; www.nomadicmatt.
Full-time world explorer since 2005; featured in AOL Travel, The New York Times, Lonely Planet and The Huffington Post
JD Andrews: @earthXplorer; www.
#1 ranked travel blogger/influencer in the world by Influencers in Travel
Jodi Ettenberg: @legalnomads; www.
Former lawyer who has been eating her way around the world one country at a time since 2008
Nellie Huang: @WildJunket; www.
Contributor to CNN Go, Food & Travel, TODAY Newspaper and Wend
The Alternative Seven Natural Wonders of the World
Coinciding with the launch of the new initiative, the Wanderers are challenging the latest New 7 Wonders of Nature and developed an alternative list.
- Grand Canyon
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Galapagos Islands
- Great Barrier Reef
- Mount Everest
- Amazon River Basin
“We are a bunch of travelers who have spent many years of our lives exploring the world, witnessing and experiencing things only a small percentage of humanity will ever see or do,” shares Arndt. “The list was developed based on our love of travel and our desire for people to discover planet Earth and the greatest treasures in our natural heritage.”
For more information about the Wanderers in Residence program, please visit www.gapadventures.com/
blog/wanderers-in-residence/ and www.facebook.com/ gapadventures; and follow @gapadventures and hash tags #WIR and #gadv on Twitter.