About Our Travel Operator:
“To coddiwomple” means to travel in a purposeful manner to unique and sometimes to an as-yet unknown destination—this mindful way of traveling is akin to the way we think of the adventuresome Giving Journey trips (so what better Travel Operator to use than one named Coddiwomple Journeys?!)
Plus, co-founders of Coddiwomple Journeys have a pedigree in the trip business:
When I first starting organizing treks up Kilimanjaro as a fundraiser for Norris Cotton Cancer Center, I asked Dartmouth’s alumni travel organizers what travel operator they would recommend. I took their advice and selected award-winning Immersion Journeys.
When we started GivingJourneys/JourneyGives, our first trip was to Tanzania to trek Mt. Kilimanjaro. Having worked successful with Immersion Journeys since 2012, we naturally selected Immersion Journeys for our GivingJourneys trip to the top of Africa. Founder Rumit Mehta is the inspiration behind the award-winning company which specializes in Africa and South Asia. With his 12 years of experience in the travel business, he decided to expand into South America in partnership with his brother, Rushik.
Co-founders of Coddiwomple Journeys, Rumit Mehta and Rushik Mehta, were both born and raised in Tanzania of Indian descent and now both live in the US—Rumit in New York and Rushik with his family just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. After completing his MBA and working 17 years in corporate America, Rushik decided to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Always looking for an adventure, and propelled by his fascination with traveling and experiencing diverse cultures and history, he decided to start his own company in partnership with his brother, Rumit.
From the Coddiwomple Journeys website:
Ever wanted to wander, explore, dream and absorb yourself in the moment? Or just make random right-turns while on a tour of a historic city? That’s what “to coddiwomple” means and we think it should be in everyone’s vocabulary! Our company was built on a simple philosophy: to provide highly experiential trips with opportunities to deep dive into the local culture and heritage, by designing unique experiences for the discerning traveler.
So come join the 12 Giving Journeys trekkers as they coddiwomple through Argentina’s Patagonia!