Modern Adventure Press

Top Travel Operator in the World 2021

For the second year running, Modern Adventure is recognized as one of the top travel operators in the world by ​Condé Nast Traveller’s​ annual Readers’ Choice Awards, the most prestigious in the travel industry.

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Brands that Matter 2022

Modern Adventure makes the Fast Company list of Brands that Matter in 2022. Next-level creativity and sustainable business practices build a brand with impact.

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Modern Adventure named a 2021 Game Changer

"To be on the list means you are pushing your peers to think deeper, dream bigger, and innovate harder. You are changing how we collectively eat, travel, and drink for the better."

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“This trip is bonkers. You know that, right?”

“I’d had Oaxacan food before, but few restaurants served meals like this—'celebration food' worth the effort only for births and weddings. And, apparently, for Modern Adventure.”

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Paragon: Trips of a Lifetime

Every meal tells a story. But for every experience, there's so much context they will never see. That's what drove Kyle and Katina Connaughton of SingleThread, their triple-Michelin-starred restaurant to co-create the Paragon series of trips.

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World's Top Culinary & Cultural Travel Experiences

“A reservation at the world's top restaurants is no longer enough. Now, diners are going behind the scenes with chefs as part of experiences that money can't buy.”

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Most Innovative Companies in 2020

Modern Adventure makes the Fast Company list of the world's most innovative travel companies in 2020.

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Faraway Lands, Deliciously

“Modern Adventure is curating a slew of foodie getaways, each spearheaded by the world’s most prolific culinary influencers. Who wouldn’t want to venture to faraway lands... eating really, really good food?”

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The World on a Plate

“In opening our mouths, we open our minds... A basket of dumplings can teach as much about a culture as its greatest monuments... on eating and drinking itineraries with Modern Adventure.”

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Led By Top Chefs & Sommeliers

It’s always more rewarding to explore a culinary or wine destination if a major chef or wine expert is leading the trip: they have the contacts and knowledge to unlock the secrets of a place.

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Experience the World’s Best Restaurants

“We hope travelers will return home from these trips with a better understanding of themselves and the world around them, and a deeper appreciation and context for the craft, passion and inspiration of our Paragon Luminaries.”

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Morocco Inspiration

Award-winning chef Nyesha Arrington shares how her recent Modern Adventure in Morocco inspired her craft, and transformed her as a traveler.

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Dream Itineraries

“New tour company Modern Adventure taps leading-edge VIPs in the culinary and wellness realms to plan and helm dream itineraries.”

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Ready to Travel Again? MO/AD Thinks So.

“There’s one thing Luis Vargas is betting on: travel will come back in a major way—that travel can be a 'force for good' and that we’re moving from an “age of things to an age of experience.”

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Best New Experiential Tour Operator

“This new Portland-based company curates not just extraordinary itineraries, but they also enlist incredibly cool, in-the-know trip leaders.”

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What’s Not to Like?

“Modern Adventure aims to command a particularly sweet spot of travel, a place where adventure meets curated experiences on expert-led trips. You eat the best food, you meet the locals... What's not to like?”

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Travel More. Buy Less.

Watch CEO and founder Luis Vargas' TEDxPortland talk. Because adventure and exploration is the best way to learn and expand your horizons.

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