From the very first moment I set foot in Africa, I knew adventure travel was my calling.
I spent the first 15 years of my career in the African safari industry. During this time I collaborated with private tour companies, guides, hotels as well as government tourism boards to push the boundaries of what we thought possible at the time.
Together we transitioned the market away from the same old, tired safari itineraries to more active, transformational adventures that appealed to a new, younger traveler demographic.
By focusing on a lower volume of travelers, but higher level of luxury, we saw travelers come away more deeply understanding the destination, enthusiastically supporting conservation efforts, and pushing personal boundaries.
While this resulted in more meaningful travel experiences for the travelers, we also minimized negative impacts on the destination and were able to fund aggressive conservation programs across Africa.
This remains one of my proudest professional accomplishments to date.
After the birth of our two amazing children, my husband and I set out to explore the world together as a family. We quickly discovered that it took a bit more digging and expertise to uncover kid-appropriate trips that embodied the same active, transformational, conservation-focused experiences I had developed in Africa.
I launched Videre Travel in 2015 to help families think bigger, do more, and return home with better stories.
And today, together with my global team of destination experts, we have become the leading authority on bucket list journeys for families.
We can’t wait to get started working with your family!
Sarah Fazendin, President & Owner