ROAD TRIPS WITH MEANING
Are you in need of an open road adventure with memorable and meaningful experiences, but don’t know where to begin? Let us guide you through some much-needed time in nature. You’ll experience fun activities, learn unique and thought-provoking history, connect with community, and create conversations for a better tomorrow.
WHERE DO WE GO?
*Each trip and itinerary is curated for that road trip. 3-5 day trips available.
We’ll unplug for five days and 4 nights in the pristine Eastern Sierra Mountains. Daily hikes and walks in nature taking in fresh mountain air. Hiking amongst the trees, listing to rushing water from a stream and finding a lake to cool off in and be in nature to create the optimal backdrop to expand. We'll camp at public, private and national forest sites.
AUG 15 – AUG 19 (1 van left)
AUG 31 – SEPT 4 (2 vans left)
SEPT 22 – SEPT 26 (2 vans left)
If you are interested in booking a trip with us, please schedule a time to speak with Mike.
We’ll camp in the wide open spaces under the stars in very remote locations and visit a desert oasis to elevate the experience and your journey.
OCT 8 - OCT 12
OCT 22 - OCT 26
OCT 28 -NOV 2
MOUNTAIN TRIP SPECIAL GUEST
Jack Steward, co host of “Rock the Park” on ABC will be leading a special experience on our mountain journeys staying at one of his favorite secret spots with epic views.
PS. One of the pics of him is from the spot we’ll camp!
HISTORY AND NATURE
*All activities are guided and allow for self if desired
Plenty of free time throughout the day
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Southern California native, Mike Schibel is the trip navigator and host of the Travel With Meaning Podcast. He’s a passionate traveler who loves sharing the beauty and uniqueness of the open road throughout his home state of California and the Southwest.
Having spent countless hours exploring roads in California, Mike brings his excitement of adventure and love for nature to every trip, transforming travelers through memorable and meaningful experiences and important conversations.
HOW DO WE TRAVEL?
TRAVEL WITH MEANING is excited to partner with Travellers Autobarn (TAB) Camper Vans for our road trip adventures.
The vans are easy to drive and are smaller (18.5ft) than most mid to small RV’s.
Comfortable sleeping for two adults & one small child
Ample storage space
Two camping chairs
Mike Schibel (your guide) has had a relationship with TAB for over ten years. Beginning when he took a road trip down the east coast of Australia in a TAB station wagon.
Here's the video from that road trip:
WHAT DO WE EAT?
Part of the fun of being on the open road in a camper is being able to make your own meals.
Don’t worry if you don’t know the first thing about cooking on the road, we have options for meal support, including stocking your fridge and cooler with planned-out meals and menus. We'll even make sure you have a french press coffee.
Our guided experiences have tangible teaching moments as part of our travels. We offer transformative conversations morning or evening (sometimes both!) and include lessons about the 10 steps of How to Travel with Meaning. Conversations led by tour leader Mike Schibel are interactive and create fun, educational, real-life connections.
Each trip features a special guest to lead a session and share stories of transformational travel experiences.
Each day will start with an overview of daily activities, historically significant locations, environmental lessons, and plenty of free time to explore. Each night will conclude with a campfire stories, meaningful conversations and of course s’mores!
WHY CREATE TRANSFORMATIVE
Travel creates an opportunity to bond with fellow travelers and experience new places, cultures, and people that are outside of our comfort zone. The opportunity to transform is inherently possible in every traveler.
At TWM, we provide the foundation for consciousness, compassion, openness, knowledge, growth, and happiness to accompany each of us on our inner journey while experiencing incredible outer adventures.
PRICING AND TRIP OPTIONS
TWM experience pricing depends on length of your road trip, meal plan, adventures you want to book. All options include an expert road trip guide, camping accomindations, camper van, TWM gifts and guaranteed time in nature!
Price Range based on 5 day Road Trips $3,950 - 5,250+
Examples of levels:
Experienced and knowledgable tour guide
Group conversation in nature and by campfire daily
Special guest experience and conversation
Interactive games for the road
Camper van rental fee (insurance and gas not included)
All camping accommodations
All parking and entry to state or national parks
Yellow Leaf Hammock (one per camper)
12.oz organic coffee
Camper hand towels
2 nights of s’mores
Day 1 breakfast and lunch
Let us help make the experience a little simpler for you giving you more time to enjoy the open road. Option 2 will provide all that option 1 offers plus
We'll provide a menu, you select your meals, snacks and non alcoholic drinks
We'll do all the grocery shopping, stock your fridge and get you a cooler for the extra grub.
Camping pots and pans (note now you have gear for future trips)
We’ll even throw in a french press coffee maker perfect for camping
Additional items we can help arrange:
First aid kit
Inner tube for kern river
*Price could vary depending on dietary needs for menu
SAFETY AND HEALTH
Your safety and health is our top priority navigating COVID-19 and traveling!
Groups that are not quarantining together and have not mixed prior will be asked to keep a six feet social distance, wear face coverings when around others, and be respectful that everyone is experiencing the pandemic differently.
COVID TESTING REQUIRED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO TRIP
Everyone traveling with TWM Experiences will be required to show a negative COVID test one week prior
to trip - We will take temperatures a few times throughout the trip.