This week it's become official, I'm a co-founder of a travel company! Some would say after 15 years of running photo tours maybe this is no surprise, and indeed the foundation of both travel experiences is "Go Slow" in order to make the most of your journey.
My philosophy in business has been to "keep it small". I work in very small teams, I don't hire dozens of staff for a studio and my biggest and most successful partnership was when I married Shellie Froidevaux. My photo tours have always been operated to the smallest possible scale too, with genuinely small groups and working with very small local operators. That intimate connection with my teams from Nepal to Norway has been the foundation of my tours and workshops. Small is good.
"Be Your Best Tours" is a big deal for me, albeit on a very small scale. With the help of my amazing wife Shellie we're building a small set of pure travel experiences. No more than a handful of trips each year; large enough to build a business but small enough to enjoy it. Harmony, but with a touch of Himalayas! we want to share the very best of our travel experience, to create your very best travel experience. We'll do our best to help you be yours.
Sometimes that means gentle walks in nature, without backpacks of course, with a nice room and hot meals at the end of every day. Sometimes that means immersing into the local gourmet culture, with a few light walks to burn off the rice. Sometimes that means blessings from a monk, glimpsing a wild tiger in the jungle, or just standing beneath an aurora as it showers down above you. Our tour designs are a direct reflection of what we love about this planet.
I've enjoyed my time travelling with a camera, and I want others to enjoy these places and share the moments of discovery while walking trails in the Lower Mustang, or attending festivals in Central Bhutan, or watching the Northern Lights over Norway. A joy shared is a joy doubled.
Please pop over to the website, beyourbest.tours, and take a look :)
PS, update from March 31, 2022. We've just come back from Nepal and running our very first Be Your Best Tours journey. See all the updates from a wonderful journey on our Instagram account.