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Looking for an adventure that's light on the environment and heavy on social impact?

OneSeed Expeditions guides small groups of travelers to some of the farthest corners of the world for mountain trekking and multi-sport adventures. They invest 10% of your trip costs in women entrepreneurs and recently became a Certified B Corporation for their social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

We checked in with our friends at OneSeed Expeditions to learn a bit more about their trips, and how they give back.

Travel with Impact

OneSeed is a purpose-driven social enterprise that invests 10% of all revenue in local communities through their OneSeed Fund. Take a life changing trip, and an entrepreneur launches or expands her small business. 

By working directly with nonprofit microfinance partners in the countries where they travel, OneSeed ensures that local experts drive loan approval and investment. As of December 2019, the Fund had made 767 loans, 90% of which went to women, for a total of $353,784.93 loaned.

Guided, Small Group Trips

OneSeed employs 65 local guides that live in eight different countries. Each guide earns fair compensation, is trained in risk management, and has the chance to expand their skills and experiences each year. Guides also participate in a profit-sharing program that totals 3.5% of OneSeed's annual revenue. 

From wilderness interpretation to cultural understanding, traveling with an experienced local guide allows you to connect with the environment and people in a whole new way.

30 Destinations Worldwide

OneSeed travels to 30 destinations, from Patagonia to the Himalayas.

Check out the private trip to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, an off-the-beaten-path trek in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. If luxury is more your style, then you'll love the 8-day Serengeti Safari, where you'll explore three different parks while staying in deluxe safari tents at night. Don't miss the Croatia Multi-Sport, which island hops along the Dalmatian coast and covers 60 miles on foot, bike, and sea kayak.

Carbon Neutral Adventures 

In addition to their Leave No Trace commitments and annual trail cleanups, OneSeed Expeditions will become carbon neutral in 2020 by tracking and offsetting carbon emissions for each trip, including the internal operations work that happens behind the scenes.

Want to feel confident that your travel is leaving as little environmental impact as possible? Try the 7-day Peru Multi-Sport, which includes trekking, biking, rafting, and zip lining your way to Machu Picchu. Or another traveler favorite - the 10-day Epic Patagonia expedition, which includes a week-long W trek through the famous Torres del Paine National Park.

Learn more about OneSeed Expeditions, and the OneSeed Fund, at oneseedexpeditions.com.

All images, including the cover image, courtesy of OneSeed Expeditions

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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