ROAD TRIPS WITH MEANING
Get ready for an open road adventure to clear your mind and soul
After months of staying home, it’s time to hit the road for a socially-distanced and safe guided caravan adventure to some of California’s most beautiful landscapes. Clear your head, connect and commune with nature and share some memorable and meaningful experiences.
Best part is…we’ll do all the work! Experience fun activities, learn thought-provoking history and create conversations for a better tomorrow.
WHERE DO WE GO?
*Each trip and itinerary is curated for that particular road trip, 3-5 day trips available.
Unplug for 5 days and 4 nights in the pristine Eastern Sierra Mountains. Enjoy daily hikes and walks in nature taking in fresh mountain air, hanging in hammocks, staring up at the stars as they light up the sky, listening to rushing water from a stream and finding a hidden lake to jump in and cool off. Being in nature creates the optimal backdrop to recharge and reset. We’ll camp at a variety of public, private and national forest sites.
September Mountain Trips Postponed Due To Fires
Stay Safe !
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 from his youth as a boyscout to open road adventures in his adult life. Mike brings his excitement of adventure and love for nature to every trip, transforming travelers through memorable and meaningful experiences and important conversations.
MOUNTAIN TRIP SPECIAL GUEST
Jack Steward, Co-Host of “Rock the Park” will be leading a special experience on our mountain journeys in September. Staying at one of his favorite secret location with epic views.
PS. One of the pics of him is from the spot we’ll camp!
Check out our TWM Travel Talk with Jack below:
If you are interested in booking a trip with us, please schedule a time to speak with Mike.
We'll visit a desert oasis to elevate the experince camping in wide open spaces under the starts in very remote places.
OCT 28 -NOV 2
DESERT TRIP SPECIAL GUEST
Please join National Geographic photojournalist and co-founder of Andeana Hats, Laura Grier, for a visually stunning storytelling session about her travels and passion projects in the Sacred Valley of Peru. She will open up a discussion about her photography over the past 20 years that has brought her to 82 countries and how she blended her passions to create Andeana Hats to bring more intention into her life, travels, and photography businesses while helping others.
Laura will be discussing her secrets to intention setting and success, travel photography tips, and will be showcasing her hand-made alpaca wool hats that benefit the incredible Quechua artisans of Peru!
Additional TWM community members from past podcasts and Travel Talk Live will be joining for various Road Trips. Private tours available.
If the scheduled dates don't work for you, we can create private tours with different dates.
History & Nature Lessons
Additional Activities Available:
*gear rental and guide cost additional
All activities are guided and allow for self if desired. Plenty of free time throughout the day.
Example of sample five day mountain trip
"I had an incredible trip. While I love camping, it takes time organizing a trip as extensive as this one (plus Im usually very busy with work) . Mike took care of everything. It's like plug and play. You just show up and have an incredible experience in nature. I could feel all stress (and anxieties of the time we are living in) melt away.
SANTA MONICA, CA
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
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 an open fire or with a camp stove we are here to support. We can do the shopping for you, so your meals are planned out including stocking your fridge and cooler with snacks and refreshments. We'll even make sure you have a French-press coffee maker with fresh organic coffee.
*Menu options available from keto, vegan to carnivore.
First off you will not have the stress of booking your own camper, figuring out where to go, reserving all the spots and also knowing even which hike to take or lake to swim. Your food and supplies for your adventure will also be waiting for you in your camper, if you choose for us to take care of it.
Our guided experiences have tangible teaching moments as part of our travels. We offer transformative conversations morning or evening (sometimes both!) including lessons about the 10 Steps of How to Travel with Meaning. Conversations will be led by your tour leader, Mike Schibel. 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 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, Yellow Leaf Hammock, TWM gifts and guaranteed time in nature!
Price Range based on 3 and 5 day Road Trips $2,250 - 5,450+
Rates are per van
Experienced and knowledgable tour guide
Group conversation in nature and by campfire
Special guest experience
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)
Allswell Creative Journal
12.oz organic coffee
Cleaning Essentials (trash bags, hand towels, hand soap, wipes, sanitizer
TWM gifts (water bottle, bandana)
1 night 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
Misc camping gear
*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.