Meet our Founder

Jesse Terranova is a Travel + Tourism Designer, Ironman Triathlete, Chopra Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Mindset Mentor with Torch Professional Development.

With nearly a decade of experience in professional services including consulting at the big four, one-on-one leadership coaching, luxury travel advising and hosting retreats, Jesse has developed a well-respected reputation as a creative, resilient and compassionate leader.

He has proven results guiding individuals through his unique and captivating travel experiences around the globe while keeping in mind that the integration of your enriching experience abroad with your daily life at home is a deep-rooted prerequisite for meaningful and lasting change.

Jesse's joy derives from his enthusiasm and commitment to traveling through life with intention.

He enjoys spending time with his family, sharing wisdom and knowledge with others and visiting our world's most beautiful destinations.



Bringing people together is my forte. After hitting rock bottom in 2017 and finding myself in a deep and dark state of isolation, I have come to understand the true value of connection.

Connection is an essential component for a meaningful life. At the very core of the human experience lies an insatiable desire for social interaction and without its function, we can feel empty, lost and unfulfilled.

We were created for community.

During my travels to over forty countries on six continents, I have been blessed to observe the multitudes of marvel our world has to offer, explore roads less-traveled, and embrace cultural fluency. However, the most valuable element of travel has always been the relationships I’ve cultivated and the memories I’ve shared with others.

Travel is the vehicle I use to impact and improve lives. If used mindfully, travel has the ability to transform the connection you experience with yourself, enhance your connection with others and transcend your connection with the world around you.

My mission is to guide you on a transformative travel journey beyond your borders to foster the connection you desire and require.


Here's what you need to know

Frequently Asked Questions

A community like ours doesn't happen by chance, it's intentional.

Are you looking for open-minded, like-minded and value-minded people to grow with, learn from and travel with? Leave it up to us. We carefully select individuals to join our epic retreats, creating an intimate and enriching experience for everyone.

Can you positively contribute? Although it requires time and effort to fill out our form, it's important that every applicant takes a moment to decide if our community-focused and collaborative approach to traveling is something they are open to.

There are no wrong answers, just an opportunity to be the real you. Once you have answered just a few questions and your form is complete, our team will immediately get in touch to schedule a connection call so we can get to know each other!

You can find our short form here.

All we ask is that you make the effort to connect with us before you hand over your hard earned money. After speaking with each guest after their experience, they sincerely thank us for our approach and can better understand why we also make the effort on our end.

Our retreats are not designed for everyone. They are intentionally curated to encompass four main components (our values).

When was the last time you did something for the first time? You have two choices. To experience adventure or remain limited by the constant fear of it.

  • Our quest to choose adventure: We encourage you to try something you have never done before. To interrupt your predictable daily routine with a burst of wonder, awe and novelty. We help guide you outside your comfort zone - to embrace the challenge and remind you what you're capable of.

Alone we may be successful, but unfulfilled we will remain. Life is more meaningful when shared. We were created for community.

  • Our quest to grow our community: Questions are powerful tools. We design thought-provoking and inquisitive questions to find commonalities, foster connection and build valuable relationships. Through gaining a better understanding of one another we create the environment for meaningful conversations and a true sense of friendship.

Do you encourage, inspire, uplift and empower others?

  • Our quest to create impact: We promote an inviting, non-judgmental environment where you are free to add value to others, in ways big or small. Where you feel comfortable to share your stories in a group where you are both seen and heard. We support and push one another to grow and expand. We offer a helping hand and pay it forward. Lastly, we give back to the local community.

What usually happens when you arrive back home after a travel experience? Do the post travel blues kick in? Sometimes you fall right back into the rut of life. You feel inspired but no one at home can comprehend the experience you just had. Maintaining a sense of connection after your travel experience is vital.

  • Our quest to support integration: We carve out the time for reflection and gratitude while you travel. We provide you with the resources to capture your experience and bring it home safely with you. We mindfully nudge you to remain plugged in to the community for support, to adopt new healthy habits and practices in your everyday life and plan your next travel experience, with us :)

To step into your true and authentic self. To embrace your quirks and imperfections. To feel accepted and not judged from the people around you. Are these goals of yours?

We seek and share insights. We encourage storytelling. We add value. We embrace vulnerability. We Mastermind. And yes, we travel to the most epic and captivating destinations around the globe.

You'll notice thorough attention to detail with several personalized and thoughtful touches baked into the experience. We maintain a mindful approach with a commitment to our core purpose of organizing an incomparable and invigorating experience to reignite each and every one of your senses.

Travel is without a doubt one of the strongest tools we have to bring people together and foster connection. If you’re open to it, travel can be an expansive experience providing inspiration for your outer journey with a renewed perspective for your inner journey.

If these words deeply resonate with you, then this experience is for you. Take the risk. You owe it to yourself.

The most extraordinary and fulfilling achievements in life are experienced in collaboration and alliance with others. We are amazed at what people can accomplish when they are open-minded and committed to fully showing up and working through their challenges and successes together.

A mastermind is a group of individuals who support, inspire and learn from each other. In the best mastermind groups, you’ll find mindfully curated questions and highly motivated leaders who solve problems together, share advice, and push each other to achieve massive success.

Our Mastermind led events do just that. Our main intentions are to foster connection, embrace vulnerability and drive growth.

There is a priceless value that you can add to another individual in an honest and meaningful way through your own past experiences. You may not have thought of yourself in this light, however, we all have this ability.

Expect to grow your network, elevate your mindset, expand your skillsets and gain support. All in an intimate and nonjudgemental environment curated on connection, to help you improve and reach your goals both personally and professionally.

Depending on the destination we travel to, each day will been mindfully curated for you to experience only the best each location has to offer.

We’ve done the research for you. Trust us when we say that if it’s on our itinerary, it’s worth doing.

Our carefully-designed itineraries are formed with our professional partners.

The ability to meet so many authentic and genuine people during our personal and professional experiences has been a priceless positive, as this has led to countless invaluable friendships with the natives of countries all around the globe. These relationships have allowed us to acquire special knowledge and gain an introspective view as to the unique and often obscure places and activities that certain countries have to offer.

We partner with reputable and trusted professionals on the ground in our destinations who only guide and operate trips with extensive knowledge, because it’s an important job, and well, an experience through the eyes of a local is just better.

You’re in great hands. This is our personal promise to you.

A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet. Read that again.

The success of an experience often depends on the atmosphere that surrounds it. People are social beings, and therefore the company has a huge impact on the overall feeling of the trip. We believe who you travel with is more important than where you go or what you do.

An organized group travel experience has more to offer than you may realize.

When you bring like-minded individuals together, something unique happens. Shared interests and life-changing experiences tend to bond people together, in ways unimaginable. Group travel makes even the farthest and most exotic destinations feel safe and accessible. It affords travelers opportunities to collectively connect with local cultures on a more meaningful level and make a positive impact on the places they visit.

When you’re in a group, it will help push you outside your familiar to try new things. Through the support and confidence you gain from others, you are more inclined to step outside your comfort zone, and as a result you'll be glad you took the leap.

We can’t do this without YOU. Nearly all of our participants say the highlight of our experiences is the GROUP itself. Whether you are flying solo or traveling with friends, partners or family, if these trips speak to you, then they are for you. Let’s skip the awkward silences and just be friends.

Please review our Booking Terms & Conditions before booking any experience with us.

We are Connection Creators!

A community of like-minded individuals.

What are our values?


Where has your sense of exploration and discovery gone? Adventure is the perfect catalyst to free your mind and body from the familiar and reignite your soul. Immersing yourself in a new destination within a group of curious and energetic individuals exposes you to a diversity of new ideas, perspectives and possibilities.


Community is essential. It creates a source of connectedness and camaraderie among its members. A true sense of belongingness is derived from your relationships with others. A valuable support system can make a world of a difference. We are a group of like-minded individuals who come together to exchange experiences both personally and professionally.


Impact is immeasurable. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all which have the profound potential to turn a life around. We serve others. We pay it forward. The impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.


It’s not necessarily the travel experience that is valuable, it’s the insight you gain as a result of having the experience. In the moment, you may think you’ll remember everything perfectly but that’s rarely the case. When you take the time to reflect, you’ll be amazed by your change in perspective. Remember, the integration of your enriching experience abroad with your daily life at home is a deep-rooted prerequisite for meaningful and lasting change.

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