IN ORDER TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE, YOU MUST EXPERIENCE THE PROBLEM FIRST HAND.
We believe that lasting social change starts within each one of us, and that nothing compares to in-person experiences and human connections. We believe travel is something that should be immersive, unexpected and unique. We believe travel has the ability to open our eyes to a new world, giving us a new perspective and tools to help others.
WHY WE JOURNEY?
Journey's co-founders Amy Merrill, Lauren Biegler, and Taylor Conroy came from the worlds of brands, crowdfunding tech, and nonprofits, respectively. They started Journey as a new approach to engaging firsthand with social impact. Our foundational belief that empathy is a human instinct: when you see someone in pain, or in danger, it is your instinct to help them, rather than turning away and perpetuating suffering. We set out to capture that instinct, and provide a way for people to engage with social impact in deep, authentic and fun way that encourages them to deepen their involvement in social causes and make new decisions about how they show up in the world.