approach everyday life in a new way

Since my childhood, I've been passionate about learning about various cultures. Soon I found myself traveling extensively to amazing destinations across the world. But, I was quickly disappointed to find traditional tour packages of large groups of people going to mostly touristy sites, staying at chain hotels and having meals at not so authentic restaurants. These tours race from one stop to another and barely interact meaningfully with local life.

In 1995, I started organizing trips around my preferences and realized how much richer it was to go off-the-beaten-path with a small group of like-minded people; taking time to enjoy the scenery and learning about local culture in a meaningful way as much as possible. These trips became very enriching to me as they provided a better appreciation of diverse cultures and life-changing lessons that helped me gain better balance in my own daily life. I want to continue to share these personal growth opportunities with others and I believe that BonViage can achieve that.

Lesley Ames
Chief Venturer