How We Work

We craft trips both close to home and spanning the globe, from the rugged and adventurous to the sophisticated and sublime, family escapes to multi-generational celebrations.

What Makes Us Unique?

Moments That Matter

We showcase the best of a destination and immerse you in the spirit of a place, allowing you to feel the joy that is sharing meaningful time with the people you want to travel with.

Travel For Good

We are a proud Certified Benefit Corporation and Certified Climate Neutral Business. Our mission is to use travel as a force for good in our lives and in the lives of the people and places we visit.

Intimate Access

Think of us as your well-connected, fashionable friend with access to local experts and global tastemakers, and to the people that make a place unforgettable.

Who We Are

We delight in curating experiences ranging from the sophisticated and cosmopolitan to the wild and uncharted, from the world of art and wine to the heights of adventure. Whether you are thinking of a weekend getaway with family or a monumental group celebration, we are expert magic-makers who believe the most profound human experiences occur during the moments of discovery and exploration.

Experiences Just For You

Step 1

Whether you're thinking of a weekend get-away with friends or a monumental group celebration, we design exceptional trips that weave together the very best of the people and places we visit. We'll start with a few basic questions to learn more about the type of experience you're dreaming of.

Let's Get Started

Step 2

Next we provide you with inspiration of what your custom trip could look like. We require a non-refundable $500 deposit to create your unique custom itinerary, which is credited to your final trip cost. Once the planning deposit is received, we design a deeply curated, beautifully designed itinerary proposal with accommodation, activity, and transfer recommendations. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements.

So. Much. Yes.

Step 3

Once your trip is confirmed we can assist with everything you need—from flights and travel arrangements, to exclusive local recommendations—to enjoy the trip of a lifetime! 

Let's Start Planning

Experiences of a Lifetime

Who It's For

A romantic escape, family adventures, or a journey of history and culture. If you’re a lover of art and design, stunning scenery and really, really good food, look no further.

How We Travel

We're a proud Certified B Corporation and a Certified Climate Neutral Business. We enable travel that serves as a force for good in our lives, and the lives of the people and places we visit.

Make It Yours

The end-all-be-all of food journeys? The ultimate culture and art experience? A trek in the mountains or a leisurely family break on the beach. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll make your trip unforgettable.

People Love MO/AD

One of the best weeks of my life. I definitely want to do another trip with MO/AD.
Elizabeth Z.
I look forward to another trip with MO/AD. You make everything more elevated, and interesting.
Patricia H.
I enjoyed the entire experience: the destination, the curated itinerary and pace, and, of course, the wine and food.
Susan T.
Great luxury, and truly authentic street food, our trip with Modern Adventure was the best of both worlds.
Francois L.
I've been telling so many people about the trip ever since I got back. Looking forward to another one!
Royce K.


  1. How many people are your trips suitable for?

    We can plan custom, private departures for any group size. Our custom trips are perfect for a couple wishing to travel on their own, a family, or a multi-generational group. If you’re looking to travel on one of our group departures on a private basis, a minimum number of travelers may apply.

  2. Can you curate an itinerary for a larger group?

    Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.

  3. What makes a MO/AD experience different?

    Our level of curation, care, and in-country connections. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.

  4. How far in advance should I plan my trip?

    Preferably six to nine months in advance and earlier for holiday travel. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. We can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.

  5. What is typically included?

    We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.

  6. How much will it cost?

    MO/AD Private Departures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  7. What's not included?

    MO/AD Private Departures typically do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination (unless specifically requested), travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  8. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $500 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of our local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is due 90 days prior to travel.

  9. Where can I find the complete terms of my booking?

    See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.