Sustainable Travel

A Message from Travel Unrivaled’s Founder

Hey there, globe-trotters and adventure seekers!

As someone who’s had a lifelong love affair with travel, I understand the allure of distant horizons, exotic cultures, and the thrill of stepping out of your comfort zone. But there’s a conversation we need to have—a conversation about responsible travel and how it intersects with our unquenchable thirst for adventure.

The Invisible Backpack We Carry

Here’s the deal. We all love jet-setting around the world, but we rarely pause to consider the invisible backpack of carbon emissions and environmental impacts we carry along. Air travel alone accounts for nearly 2.5% of global CO2 emissions. Add hotels, local commutes, and even that off-the-beaten-path restaurant you found on Instagram, and that backpack gets heavier.

It’s Not Just Where, But How

But I firmly believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At Travel Unrivaled, we’ve always prided ourselves on offering one-of-a-kind experiences. Now, we’re taking that one step further by focusing on how we can make those experiences sustainable. It’s about the journey as well as the destination. Think local boutique hotels instead of large chains, or scenic bike tours as opposed to gas-guzzling bus rides. Small choices can make a big impact, and often lead to a more authentic and memorable travel experience.

Reduce, Reuse, Travel

We’ve all heard the mantra “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” How about we add ‘Travel’ to that list? Choose direct flights to cut down on emissions. Bring a reusable water bottle and avoid single-use plastics. Learn about the local recycling options at your destination. These are small, easy steps, but if we all make the effort, the cumulative impact can be substantial.

More Than Just Nature—Preserving Culture

Let’s not forget, sustainability extends beyond environmental concerns. It’s about respecting and uplifting local communities, understanding their customs, and appreciating their traditions. Here at Travel Unrivaled, we strive to make your adventures as enriching for you as they are beneficial for the local communities you visit. That’s what we call a win-win.

Your Choices Matter

As travelers, we vote with our feet and our wallets. Every sustainable choice you make serves as a nudge for the entire travel industry to shift towards more responsible practices. And let me tell you, that nudge is getting harder to ignore.

The Future is Ours to Shape

Looking forward, there’s a lot of reasons to be optimistic. Advances in clean travel technologies are emerging, and the industry is starting to listen to the increasing demand for sustainable options. With every trip you take, remember that you’re not just a tourist—you’re a global citizen. And as global citizens, it’s our collective responsibility to travel in a way that respects our planet and its diverse cultures.

Let’s not settle for any travel experience that’s less than epic, in every sense of the word.

Till our next adventure,

Robert, Founder of Travel Unrivaled

Robert Riesmeyer

Introducing Robert Riesmeyer: The Visionary Behind Travel Unrivaled

Robert Riesmeyer, a passionate traveler, and experience curator extraordinaire is redefining the way we explore the world. For Robert, travel isn’t just about reaching a destination; it’s an exhilarating journey that begins the moment you step out of your comfort zone. Born and raised in the Midwest, he left behind an insurance business to create Travel Unrivaled, a venture that combines his expertise in personal protection and safe travel with his insatiable wanderlust. Robert’s unique talent lies in crafting one-of-a-kind group experiences, where every moment is meticulously curated, leaving clients with unforgettable memories.

If you’re seeking more than just a vacation, if you crave extraordinary experiences that transcend the ordinary, and if you’re ready to embark on journeys that redefine adventure, then Robert Riesmeyer and Travel Unrivaled are your gateways to the extraordinary. Join Robert on his quest to make every travel experience an unforgettable tale, and you’ll soon discover that the world has so much more to offer when seen through his adventurous eyes.