Greetings Travel Enthusiasts,
I am thrilled to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you visiting Painted Circle. This isn’t just another venture for me - it’s my opportunity to contribute to an industry I love, and to do so not alone, but with a community of people determined to make travel a force for good. As the founder of this innovative venture, I am honored to represent this growing community of amazing contributors, and to have the opportunity to share with you the values and vision behind our platform.
Travel has the extraordinary power to broaden horizons, foster understanding, and create transformative experiences. It has the potential to be a force for good, enabling us to make a positive impact on both the destinations we visit and the people we encounter along the way. Yet, the current travel landscape presents us with challenges that cannot be ignored.
In many corners of the world, hardworking individuals within the travel industry are underpaid and, sadly, even exploited. Many communities suffer from over tourism. And all too often, some people do not feel comfortable to travel because of their race, language, physical condition, or a variety of other individual characteristics. This reality runs contrary to the principles of fairness and respect that should underpin any sustainable and ethical endeavor. Painted Circle was born from the belief that it is our responsibility to address these injustices and pave the way for a more fair and more vibrant future.
Drawing on my own experience running a successful tour company, and by collaborating with passionate travel professionals worldwide, we envisioned a platform that could redefine the way we travel. A platform that goes beyond simply reselling travel experiences, but also incorporates a deep commitment to ethical practices and authentic connections. We embarked on a path to completely reconfigure the relationship all of us within the industry have with each other and with travelers, creating a circular model that allows us to all support each other in uplifting ways.
Painted Circle aims to shatter the chains of standardization and homogenization that have plagued the travel industry. We recognize that true, genuine connections are forged by immersing ourselves in local cultures, supporting local communities, and engaging with the environment in a responsible manner. Through our platform, we are reshaping the travel experience, empowering both travelers and local communities to share their unique voices and thrive.
By joining Painted Circle, you become part of a passionate community united by a shared vision. A vision that embraces travel as a catalyst for positive change, where exploration and connection coexist harmoniously. Together, we can redefine the way we travel, fostering a new era of empathy, sustainability, and authenticity.
I invite you to embark on this extraordinary journey with us. Sign up, explore our platform, and discover unique experiences and genuine human connections through the lens of making the world better through travel.
Whether you're a seasoned traveler or someone just beginning to explore the wonders of this planet, Painted Circle welcomes you with open arms.
Welcome to the circle!