Travel is so much more than just ticking boxes and saying you were there. It’s not about doing things for the sake of doing them, or seeing things just because you should.
For us, travel is all about experience. It’s a single moment that can change your life. It’s the people you meet who change your entire perspective. It’s a way of thinking, a philosophy.
We celebrate the extroverts. The introverts. The people who dance in the rain. The people who aren’t afraid to dream. We believe that life is better with friends, and two is enough to make a party.
Our legacy isn’t built on the things we said we’d do, it’s built on the things we’ve done, the moments we’ve seized, the opportunities we’ve grasped with two hands and never regretted.
It’s having the courage to go further. It’s breaking down barriers, seeking out the end of your comfort zone and having the courage to jump. Adventure can be found anywhere, at any time, if you want it badly enough.
It’s a number, sure, but it’s also a mind set. To be young is to be wonderfully naive, to see the world through new eyes, to be optimistic because you have no reason not to be. Being young is recognising that the world is at your feet, and that there’s no better time than right now.
We’ve come across plenty of naysayers in our time, but it’s our healthy disregard for the impossible that has us standing where we are now. Adversity breeds greatness, so we relish the challenges, the tough times, and the people who say we can’t. Success tastes a whole lot better when you know you deserve it.
Pour your heart and soul into everything you do. Go the extra mile. We do what we do because we love it. We break down cultural barriers, see the world as our playground and give people the absolute time of their lives. How can you not be passionate about that?
And so with travelling comes a responsibility - to recognise the beauty of the world, but also to recognise how fragile this beauty is, and how easily it can, and is, being lost. Take only memories, leave only footprints, and speak for the world when it can’t speak for itself.
Every team member who joins the ranks, every traveller who explores the world with us and any individual who believes in our #NOREGRETS philosophy becomes part of the Contiki tale. Our story is in the process of being written, and you better believe it’s a page turner.