Thank you very much for your interest in my club. As those of you that know me (and the rest of you soon will), I don’t like small chat. Sometimes I don’t even like people! But a strange thing happened while I was travelling the last 20 years for business and pleasure, I found that visiting unique places and having new experiences wasn’t so fun by myself. So I started inviting people along for my trips. It was mostly for my own amusement. Watching them get lost, tasting strange foods, buying useless trinkets, and generally being a fish out of water in a foreign land. What I didn’t expect is that people would share my amusement of each other during these trips. As we stumbled along making questionable decisions, people really developed a camaraderie that extended for the trip and even after. The sharing of all the experiences, good and bad, helped form a bond between the travellers that improved the experience for everyone.
As stories of our adventures spread upon each return, the list of people clamouring to be on the next trip grew. As I planned each trip, I tried to fine tune the model based on learnings from the previous trek. Now I have defined the model which I believe is the Kefi Travel Club “secret sauce”. It’s not rocket science. What people seemed to enjoy was travel which covered the expected items in a particular country, but also took them off the beaten track. Staying In smaller family run hotels in villages and not the main tourism cities allowed the group to get closer to the local community and to each other. Regular group meals in the evenings allowed people to share their experiences of the day and plan out their next adventure. Plenty of free time to explore allowed people to have their own space and make their own discoveries, but also have chance encounters with others in their group which increased the feeling of being local. Finally, the occasional “odd and/or challenging” activity got people outside their comfort zone and helped build the relationship between travellers.
With Kefi Travel Club I want to share this approach with others. Through the club model, members can share the club with their network of friends. This gives me a whole new pool of people to be amused by! And allows us to build a fun group of like-minded people that want to explore the world with others and create memories that last long beyond the trip. Finally, since this is a club, it’s all our responsibility to make this club the best it can be. By contributing trip ideas, inviting fun new members, and engaging with the community we can ensure that every trip is the best adventure ever – until the next one!