2015 MEDIA ROUND UP

2015 was one helluva year for #elcaminotravel, we had many highs and our fair share of lows. Although we are so excited to look ahead to our next year, we believe it is also important to acknowledge what we have accomplished thus far and have the chance to stop and smell the roses. We would like to take this time to appreciate + celebrate how far we have come in just 365 days and get amped for what's to come in the next 365 days. Check out below a few of the articles where the El Camino business model was highlighted. You can see the full list of press here

P.S. Be on the lookout for a blog post laying out our plans for 2016 in the near future. 


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AFAR, MAY 2015

Photo by: Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

Photo by: Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

But on our trips, people engage with those we visit—they talk and ask questions because they’re not worried about capturing the moment. And that’s what travel is about. It’s not about capturing that perfect photo for Instagram, it’s about being in the moment.”

But on our trips, people engage with those we visit—they talk and ask questions because they’re not worried about capturing the moment. And that’s what travel is about. It’s not about capturing that perfect photo for Instagram, it’s about being in the moment.”

HUCKBERRY, JULY 2015

Photo by Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

Photo by Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

Our generation doesn’t want to be in resorts,” says Mayorga. “The more we can be connected to the places, to the people whose communities and cities we’re visiting, the better. That’s what fulfills our desire for travel.” There's the demand, and the supply is in country with the locals, the movers and the shakers and the entrepreneurs, who are working incredibly hard for change in their countries."

THE GUARDIAN, AUGUST 2015

Photo by Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

Photo by Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

The trend for uploading holiday photos on social media has led one travel company to include a personal photographer to document your trip and deliver a daily supply of Instagram-friendly images for you to share online

The trend for uploading holiday photos on social media has led one travel company to include a personal photographer to document your trip and deliver a daily supply of Instagram-friendly images for you to share online

ELITE DAILY, OCTOBER 2015

Photo by Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

Photo by Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

A percentage of profits from each trip is donated to a local entrepreneur who is “radically changing the face of their country

A percentage of profits from each trip is donated to a local entrepreneur who is “radically changing the face of their country

NEED SUPPLY CO, NOVEMBER 2015

Photo by Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

Photo by Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

What’s more, they donate 10% of every trip’s proceeds to a local entrepreneur who they feel is doing something special in the destination country. Travelers even get to meet with the entrepreneur, who leads an intimate salon dinner which delves into the host country and his or her work and life—it’s the sort of personal perspective generally impossible to replicate with casual travel.

What’s more, they donate 10% of every trip’s proceeds to a local entrepreneur who they feel is doing something special in the destination country. Travelers even get to meet with the entrepreneur, who leads an intimate salon dinner which delves into the host country and his or her work and life—it’s the sort of personal perspective generally impossible to replicate with casual travel.

FORBES, DECEMBER 2015

Photo by: Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

Photo by: Marianna Jamadi for El Camino Travel

"So while there’s nothing wrong with capturing travel moments and sharing them with your online friends, just make sure that your experience was just as authentic as the photo you’re sharing. And in the case of the photos from El Camino, what these travelers are experiencing is authentic and not a carefully contrived photo thanks to the help of a plastic extendable pole."

"So while there’s nothing wrong with capturing travel moments and sharing them with your online friends, just make sure that your experience was just as authentic as the photo you’re sharing. And in the case of the photos from El Camino, what these travelers are experiencing is authentic and not a carefully contrived photo thanks to the help of a plastic extendable pole."

Cheers to the new year. We couldn't have done any of this without our AMAZING #elcaminotravel community. Thank you for being a part of our journey. 

You can see the full list of press here.