Meaningful Travel Experiences
The world is at the heart of Based On A True Story; its protection is key to our guests’ experience and we take great care to ensure that our journeys leave not only a positive impact on you, but also on our planet and its inhabitants.
We’re living in a critical time for earth’s history and are all now undeniably aware of the effects humanity has had on the planet. We know that the steps we take over the next decade are crucial.
Whilst we acknowledge the potential impact that incorrectly managed travel can have on a destination, the benefits of a sustainably considered journey can be monumental.
As well as helping to support local economies, investment created through travel is increasingly conducive to the protection of environments, conservation of species and the preservation of cultural integrity.
Experiencing, first-hand, the incredible natural wonders of our planet, and in stimulating cultural interactions, travel breeds empathy and nurtures a better understanding of the world. Developing an emotional connection to the destinations you visit is a vital precursor to the desire to protect and preserve their natural environments and cultural heritage.
We believe in delivering meaningful and high-quality travel experiences, and we leverage our strategic thinking and our creativity for each and every project to help our clients travel better.
We only create and deliver a small number of select projects each year, so during the design process of your experience, one of our team members will consult with you on the potential positive impacts that your personal journey can make.
As with everything we do, each case is treated as entirely unique and your investment will be used in the most supportive and complimentary way to maximise the benefits to the destinations you will visit.
In 2019, we committed to ensuring that all our journey logistics are offset to carbon negativity (or ‘climate positivity’), at a rate of 300%.
We have partnered with the Gold Standard Foundation – the strictest and highest standard within the carbon credit system — to directly support their certified projects. Our dedicated focus allows us to select the specific carbon projects that are tailored to our guests’ journeys.
So, in addition to positively contributing to the climate sustainability goals of your chosen destinations, your travels will create more value for local communities and ecosystems, in a rigorously monitored and measurable way.
Visit the Gold Standard website to learn more about their mission to catalyse more ambitious action and achieve the Global Climate Goals through verified impact.
We fight against standardization of cultures by supporting local heritage and traditions wherever we visit, and encourage our guests to immerse themselves in the true essence of the destination.
We always use local guides, artists, drivers, and other services, providing local employment and a direct source of income to communities.
We regularly partner with the world’s top conservationists, anthropologists, biologists and experts to deliver lasting, educational and meaningful experiences for our guests.
Based On A True Story was born off the back of one man’s personal journey, travelling from England to Antarctica by only natural power, raising funds for orphaned children.
Conservation, environmental awareness, and philanthropy is deeply engrained within our business. It is in our DNA and at the forefront of our team’s hearts and minds.
We believe that we all have the power to give back, and our clients are often fortunate enough to be in the unique position to make a big difference where it matters.
From protecting indigenous peoples’ lands in the Amazon to facilitating the revival of diminishing cultural heritage practices, funding and assisting with vital conservation projects, renovating sacred, ancestral infrastructures and delivering much-needed supplies to remote tribes, we always endeavour to leave a lasting positive effect on the communities we visit.
With relevant high-level education and decades of experience, our dedicated conservation and philanthropy focussed team are constantly looking for ways to improve our business practices and make the most of our clients’ investments.
From simple interventions to chartering global paths to sustainability, we can accommodate any level of gesture.
Our team will diligently work to identify the most worthwhile causes, on a case-by-case basis, whilst opening-up opportunities to provide our guests with life-changing experiences.
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By choosing to travel with us, you are making the decision to help support a high-quality, low-volume model of global exploration. Contributing to a more responsible, sustainable, and beneficial future.
With everything said, there is always room for improvement, and we are continuously pushing ourselves to think further outside the box.
If you would like to find out more about our sustainability practices, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss.