STORYTELLING

EXPEDITION

experience a destination as a citizen storyteller

STORYTELLING

EXPEDITION

experience a destination as a citizen storyteller

TRAVEL THE WORLD AND TELL STORIES THAT MATTER

Join us on a global storytelling expeditions where you can experience a destination as a citizen storyteller. On each trip, we visit with and learn from local changemakers and culture keepers. Then, we support their work by helping to document and share their wisdom. 

Alongside a small cohort of other travelers, you will learn best practices for collaborative and ethical story sharing. Travelers can participate and contribute with ANY kind of media-making experience. Each trip includes a storytelling mentor who will provide technical instruction and guidance for travelers looking to progress in their skills. Every day offers a new opportunity to explore, learn and document stories.  Through getting to know the changemakers and culturekeepers we partner with you can deep dive into important ideas like →

• restorative justice
• indigenous design
• environment & ecology
• rewilding
• social enterprise
• climate resilience
• peacebuilding
• collaborative storytelling

• restorative justice
• indigenous design
• environment & ecology
• rewilding

• social enterprise
• climate resilience
• peacebuilding
• collaborative storytelling

UPCOMING

EXPEDITIONS

OAXACA, MEXICO
SEPTEMBER 2022

Join the pilot program of our Storytelling Expedition and travel to Oaxaca, Mexico. Explore the region, immerse in the culture, learn from local experts and help document their work.

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When was the last time you felt caught up in that spirit of possibility?"

Adulting is Hard...

Has the monotony of the routine got you disenchanted with your life? Maybe you are languishing and long for something to be excited about again. When was the last time you felt caught up in that spirit of possibility? 

Travel is a powerful catalyst towards inspiration, getting unstuck, and making sense of it all. More than at any other time, you are present in the moment, open to new things, and can take the time to reflect.

But – travel can be complicated. Tourism-as-usual offers little but shallow experiences to people who are seeking some kind of significance. How do you escape treating the world as a theme park and instead have adventures that regenerate your spirit? Travel pop culture seems to only focus on consumption – what can I see/do/eat/buy/capture* next. Even if you found time to research and DIY the planning and logistics, how do you evaluate all the options and make the right decisions?

*ever notice how photography terms are rooted in imperialism? We’ll chat about that on our trip.

WE GET IT.

You want a meaningful, immersive, responsible, community-based,  authentic, ethical, sustainable, transformative sabbatical from adulting.

You can have this journey you dream of – as a citizen storyteller.

TELL ME MORE

The best way to find out more about our upcoming storytelling expeditions is to sign up for the email series. As we get back to travel in 2022, you will receive all the details for our upcoming travel courses directly to your inbox.

This is NOT tourism-as-usual.

If sightseeing and bucket-lists are still your jam – these trips won’t meet those needs. If you are looking for insight and experiences far beyond what any guide book has to offer…we designed this for you.

Actuality Abroad exists for learning-led travelers who want to develop a deeper connection with the places they visit and the people they meet. Our traveling communities are made up of entrepreneurs, activists, educators, healers, artists, advocates, creators, scientists – all of who are storytellers.

Come along and experience meaningful travel!

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