Desert Bound.

Joshua Tree National Park

Road Trip With Meaning


After months of staying home, it’s time to hit the road! Join us for a small group, guided caravan adventure to one of California’s most beautiful landscapes. Clear your head, connect with nature and share some memorable and  meaningful experiences.

Upcoming Spring Trips:
April 25-28, 2021
May 16-19, 2021



Learn more about yourself and connect with fellow travelers through a discovery program involving daily journal prompts, gratitude circles, discussions and more. Together, we can dig deeper into what it means to be human and live a life of purpose and joy.



Come and enjoy guided hikes and a wild caving experience that will push you to your limits. Or if you’re just feeling like enjoying a pleasant stroll through the desert, we’ve got you covered there as well! There’s something for everyone in Joshua Tree National Park.

Van Life


Who said spending time in nature had to be uncomfortable? TWM has options for you to experience the freedom of van life! Spend three nights out in the desert in the comfort of your very own camper van. Each van comes with a queen bed, refrigerator, stove, cookware and more!

The Itinerary

4 Days / 3 Nights under the stars in Joshua Tree National Park

Morning coffee, gratitude circle, meditation and of course breakfast!

Afternoon of sightseeing and adventure in the park with lunch on the open road.

We'll be exploring the diverse ecosystem of Joshua Tree by hiking to a desert oasis, crawling our way through a labyrinth of rocks and boulders and so much more. Ending each day with a healthy and hearty supper with a safe communal campfire experience.

Discovery Programs

We believe that nature not only provides us with adventure, but also a space for growth and connection with others. This is why each road trip will include a discovery program with journal prompts, group discussions and gratitude experiences that will help us to grow personally and together as fellow travelers. You can choose a program from the list below. 

The Pursuit Is Happiness

We all want to be happy - but what is happiness and how do we find it? We’ve all heard the cliche that life is about the journey but what is the journey and how do we find contentment in the moment? We’ll explore all of this together as we dive into our collective pursuit of happiness.

Cultivating Vulnerability

One of the fundamental needs of all human beings is to be fully known and accepted But the only way to be fully known is to reveal your true self. In this program, we’ll explore what it means to be vulnerable with the right people and how this can foster deeper connections and longterm fulfillment and joy.

Stable Through Change

This program uses the wilderness as a metaphor for our own personal journey as we navigate uncertainty. We’ll explore what shapes our identity, how we can thrive in difficult times and connect with others regardless of our differences.

Meet The Team

Mike Schibel

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Mike is a SoCal native who grew up at the beach, loving the ocean and riding waves.  Exploring National Parks as a boy scout, traveling with family to their cabin in northern Minnesota and early adulthood traveling abroad led Mike on a transformational solo adventure around the world.  His passion for connecting people, building community and sharing authentic impactful travel moments sparked the idea to launch, Travel With Meaning.  His endless knowledge, kindness and leadership will allow you to open up on your adventure.

Jack Steward

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Jack grew up exploring national parks around the country and kicking back at his cabin in northern Minnesota. His love of nature and storytelling led him to create and host the Emmy Award Winning travel series, Rock the Park on ABC. His vast knowledge of wild places and passion for personal growth and discovery makes him an incredible guide on our journeys. 

Why Us?

Traveling can be daunting, especially when it comes to spending time in the outdoors. It's difficult to know where to go, what you will need to bring and how to get the most out of your adventure. That's where we come in! We'll take care of the details. Everything from reserving camp sites, picking out activities and supplying healthy hearty gourmet meals for breakfast and dinner is taken care of. 


Our guided experiences offer tangible teaching moments and discussions with epic natural settings. With a focus on gratitude, we'll start and end our days together by diving into the heart of what it means to be human and live a life of fulfillment and joy.

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 journey. At TWM, we provide the foundation for openness, knowledge, growth, and happiness to accompany each of us while experiencing inner jounrey and outter adventures.

But it's not only about the deep stuff! Our trips are packed with fun!  We'll enjoy adrenaline pumping activities, games, share stories around the fire and as many s'mores as you can eat!


"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.

Ian H

Santa Monica, CA

We've Got You Covered

From camper van rentals, campsites, breakfast + dinner and select gear, we will do everything we can to make your journey and future adventures more comfortable and fulfilling.

full list of Road Trip offerings provided upon request


Price Starting At

for two people

Price does not include tax or gas.