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February 3, 2021

Geographic Expeditions Announces New Owner & CEO

Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx), which has been blazing trails in adventure travel for 39 years, is thrilled to announce that ownership of the company has been passed on to a beloved travel industry leader with a long history at the company, Brady Binstadt. Binstadt brings more than two decades of experience in the travel world, including eighteen years at GeoEx, to his new role with the company. In addition to assuming ownership, Binstadt will also immediately rejoin GeoEx’s day-to-day operations as Chief Executive Officer, leading an exceptionally strong and seasoned team who weathered a difficult year successfully.

January 26th, 2021

Geographic Expeditions Launches Trailblazing Trip to Eritrea, Somaliland & Djibouti

The pent-up desire to visit far-flung destinations has many travelers pushing the boundaries for their next trip, according to adventure travel specialists Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx). Spurred by recent successes with 2021 and 2022 departures to relatively undiscovered destinations such as Angola and rural Japan, the company has just launched a three-country adventure along the Horn of Africa, exploring Eritrea, Djibouti, and the self-declared nation of Somaliland.

November 3rd, 2020

Adventure Travel Company Geographic Expeditions Makes Outside’s Best Places to Work 2020 

Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx), the San Francisco-based adventure travel pioneer and innovator, has been selected as one of Outside’s Best Places to Work 2020. Outside magazine’s Best Places to Work competition ranks businesses and organizations based on evaluations by company employees and by an independent organization that considers each company’s workplace policies, practices, and philosophy, among other factors.  

September 29th, 2020

Geographic Expeditions and Off the Beaten Path Announce New Domestic Travel Collaboration

Geographic Expeditions and Off the Beaten Path, two trailblazing and award-winning adventure travel companies, are excited to announce a new partnership that will enable GeoEx travelers to explore domestic destinations now with OBP, and get credit towards future travel with GeoEx.

September 29th, 2020

GeoEx Celebrates Rural Renaissance in Japan on New Trip

The travel innovators at Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx) have launched a new 13-day trip that seemingly turns back the clock on development, traveling through the small villages and historic towns of Western Honshu, where foreign visitors are still a rare sight, to experience and support local treasures and traditions.

August 31st, 2020

GeoEx Again Voted One of World’s Best Adventure Travel Companies

For the second year running, Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx) has been named one of the world’s top adventure travel companies in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. In this strikingly unusual year, when far fewer travelers have had the opportunity to take an international trip, GeoEx was honored to still be top of mind. As a small but long-established independent adventure travel company, GeoEx is pleased to rank among numerous larger travel companies, placing at number seven.

June 11th, 2020

GeoEx’s New Trip to Algeria Sells Out in Two Days!

At a time when international travel has almost ground to a halt, it might seem counterintuitive to launch a trailblazing trip to a little-known destination. But that’s exactly what Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx) did earlier this month when they announced their new trip to Algeria, with departures in October 2020, March 2021, and September 2021.

November 15th, 2019

GeoEx’s Wanderlust Honored in Prestigious SATW Travel Journalism Awards

Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx) is proud to announce that two stories published on its Wanderlust blog have been honored with awards in the 2019 Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.

August 30th, 2019

Geographic Expeditions Launches New Tour in Pakistan

At a time when most operators are shying away from Pakistan, trailblazing travel company Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx) has just launched a new 16-day itinerary there, from Islamabad to Karachi, with a focus on Indus Valley archeological sites and Mughal-era monuments. The inaugural departure, limited to just 12 guests, includes meetings with local people and special access at premier sights.

July 10th, 2019

GeoEx Voted One of World’s Best Adventure Travel Companies

Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx) has been named one of the world’s top adventure travel companies in USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards. To begin this competition, USA TODAY asked a panel of experts to choose the 20 best adventure travel finalists from among hundreds of companies worldwide. Then the publication invited travelers around the globe to vote online to determine the best travel companies of all. At the end of the four-week voting period, GeoEx had bested numerous larger companies to place at number four in the world. GeoEx has consistently been ranked among the world’s top travel companies by magazines like Condé Nast Traveler, Outside, AFAR, and Travel + Leisure.

April 29th, 2018

Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx) Receives Two Condé Nast Traveler Awards

Condé Nast Traveler has selected two GeoEx staffers, Kate Doty and Brent Olson, as Top Travel Specialists for 2019. This marks Doty’s and Olson’s 7th straight appearance on the list, which spotlights the world’s leading travel experts and companies. Specialists are chosen by Condé Nast Traveler’s editors based on their combination of specialized knowledge, travel experience, local connections, excellence in customer service, and overall value.

November 26th, 2018

Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx) Launches Its First All-Women’s Group Tour

Trailblazing travel company Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx), which has spearheaded group travel to Tibet, Iran, Bhutan, Patagonia, and numerous other destinations, is offering its first women-only tour, a 13-day exploration of Egypt from Cairo to Aswan. Led by two acclaimed female experts, the small-group journey—12 travelers maximum—will feature special-access visits to ancient tombs and contemporary homes, an intimate hands-on lesson in Egyptian home cooking, and an exclusive introduction to the art of Nubian dancing.

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