Not sure where to begin? Don't have the time to plan? Not sure which websites to trust?

Backpacking with the Bonds has the experience in travel planning to get you there.

The Bonds in Helsinki, Finland

The Bonds in Helsinki, Finland

The Bonds in Sihanokville, Cambodia

The Bonds in Sihanokville, Cambodia

Let us use our expertise to design your personalized memorable adventure.  We will develop an itinerary, that includes transportation, hotel, and dining options, as well as what to see and do, all customized to your interests, needs, and budget -ensuring an impactful trip for you and the community you visit.

Backpacking with the Bonds has a lifetime of travel (Albert 85 and Carrie 73 countries traveled to) experiences and 15 years of planning trips across the world (About Us):

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central and South America
  • North Africa
  • Middle East
  • Southeast Asia
  • Australia

Want to get a sense of some of the trips we have taken? Check out a selection of our destination guides.

We are not travel agents. We differ from other travel services by focusing not only on personalizing your travel, but by focusing as best we can on supporting the locally owned accommodations, restaurants, and shops.  We are not a travel agency, so we have no incentive to direct you to one hotel over another and will not book your travel.

Want to see an example of our final product? Fill out the form below and we'll email you an example of what we provided a client.

What's it like to work with Backpacking with the Bonds? Hear from all of our past clients here.


Step 1: Fill out the short form below with details about your proposed trip. No big deal if you don't have dates or destinations in mind.

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Step 2: We will get in touch via email within 1-2 business days with information about next steps, including a more extensive survey and pricing for our travel planning service.

Step 3: We will review your survey answers and schedule a consultation, either in-person or over the phone.

Step 4: Upon payment of the retainer we will plan your trip, providing transportation, hotel, and dining options, as well as what to see and do.

Step 5: We will schedule a presentation of your tailor-made travel experience. Balance due.

Please note: we realistically need 2 - 3 weeks to provide you with a unique and personalized travel itinerary.

Still not convinced? Check out a few of our testimonials.