Embark (v.): To board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey.
The opportunity to discover unique cultures around the world is usually a life changing experience. Yet, few people ever have the chance to travel. After all, planning an adventure abroad takes extensive research, preparation and a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone. Luckily, the Embark.org project makes it easier for “wanderlusters” to satiate their curiosities by providing the necessary tools to make travel possible.
The project was founded in 2011 by a group of friends with a strong passion for travel and exploration. After nearly a decade of adventures abroad, it became evident that the international travel community needed better resources in order to plan a trip – travel guidebooks, websites and tour booking agencies just weren’t cutting it.
INTRODUCING EMBARK.ORG: An Adventure Traveler’s Best Friend:
Embark.org, a “P2P (peer-to-peer) adventure booking marketplace”, was founded on the premise that simple tools – videos, media, concise information, etc. – can “present users with a world that is beautiful and profound, yet still within reach.”
Besides providing user-friendly overviews of countries and cities around the world, the website features a growing network of travelers, who contribute to Embark.org every day. As such, users are able to discover new and exciting things to do, either at home or abroad. Of particular interest is the opportunity to participate in adventure tours, hosted by local guides. A quick search will bring up hiking expeditions in California, rafting adventures in India, island hopping opportunities in Greece and much, much more.
By utilizing this powerful resource, travelers can essentially customize their next trip depending on their differing budgets and interests. In doing so, the team members behind Embark.org hope to inspire a growing community and to reignite everyone’s passion to explore, discover and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.