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Transformed by Travel: Transformational Travel Takes Off

By Everett Potter

In the past couple of years, there’s been an increasing amount of buzz about something called “transformational travel.”  Take last year’s buzz about experiential travel and then take it deeper, to a place where you can return with a changed world view following self-reflection and interaction with a new culture and nature. At least, that’s how I see it. It’s loosely based on the teaching of the thinker and writer Joseph Campbell and I first encountered it in the Seattle area with a young guy named Jake Haupert, the Founder of Evergreen Escapes, which offer small group and private tours in the Western US, Canada and Alaska. Haupert  is also the Co-Founder of The Transformational Travel Council (TTC) , along with Michael Bennett of Muddy Shoe Adventures, Kurt Kutay of Wildland Adventures and Don Mankin of Adventure Transformations. In short, he’s the ideal person to shed some light on this movement … continue reading

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