AWAY WE GO
A new way to book amazing trips
You’ll never get as much vacation time as you want, so it’s important to make what you’ve got count. I.e.: A trip to your father-in-law’s retirement party is not a vacation. Here to make sure you’re spending your time off fabulously is Excursionist, a new travel-booking site for totally unique getaways.
Pairing your personal interests with locals’ expert knowledge, this free, members-only service is essentially a collection of curated global experiences (bird-watching in Istanbul, mountain biking in Machu Picchu) from which you can choose and combine. Search by either “passion” (arts, food, wellness, etc.) or destination or both and Excursionist suggests a handful of meticulously planned adventures ranging from half-day jaunts (from $300) to multiday expeditions (from $1,500). You can let Excursionist arrange your travel and accommodations or tack a day trip onto a vacation you already have planned.
If forced to choose, we might go with a tour of London’s vibrant fashion scene, a private opening of Queen Nefertiti’s tomb or a Bordeaux wine-and-culinary trip--but really, the appealing itineraries are endless.
Can’t find your dream experience on the site? Excursionist will work with you to create it.
Now that’s what we call service.
PureWow readers who register here will get a $100 credit towards a future trip.