Travel on an once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Asia while tourist numbers are a fraction of the normal level.

In-Depth Explorations of Far-Flung Destinations

Diving in Bali. Tuk tuking in Thailand. Shredding pow in Japan or the Swiss Alps...

Since the beginning ZI has forged lasting, one-on-one relationships with locals in Asia and developed a robust tour-operator-support network. Our first ever group tour was in 2018 where we led 25 U.S.-Japan professionals on an Olympic-themed tour through Tokyo. Now, we are excited to be expanding our range and offering seasonal group trips to Europe & Asia through our growing supplier partnerships.

Each trip is accompanied by a Tour Director or Resident Local who has either visited the destination, visited multitudes of times, or has lived there for decades. Whether you are looking for them to accompany you along the way, or simply meet you for the day, they'll share their unique understanding of daily life as well as the destination's culture, history, cuisine and unique experiences that you can tap into.

The result? A journey that consciously and responsibly connects you to the local moments you're seeking.

Enjoy Unmatched Hyperlocal Access Each Season.


Japan during the spring for sakura, aka “cherry blossoms,” is the perfect time to be in the country. Each March-April we coordinate a group trip to Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa and Kyoto to experience and take in the different shades, hues and colors of sakura. We consistently monitor the official Cherry Blossom Forecast across the country and communicate with our local Guides to ensure we are in the prime spots for your enjoyment.


Longer days and the urge to vacate takes us to Southeast Asia on a voyage of discovery, soaking up culture, history and revelling in the flavors of the region. From golden temples, soft white beaches and bright blue skies, to tantalizing seafood and a host of shopping spots, our journey from Thailand down to the Malay Peninsula is sure to relax and delight you.


Each fall American travelers or visitors to the U.S. can expect comfortable weather and striking autumn scenery on our Coasts, as well as in the mountains of Colorado, Utah, Montana and Wyoming. Whether you are interested in soaking in a natural hot spring or breathing in fresh air and changing colors, each October we coordinate a women's trip that accommodates every traveler's goal.


Thanks in part to super cold winds that blow across Siberia and pick up moisture over the Sea of Japan, did you know that Japan receives copious amounts of snowfall each season? With its growing infrastructure, remote resorts and ski culture, it has become a top ski and snowboard destination for winter sport enthusiasts around the world.

Similarly, skiing and snowboarding in the Swiss Alps is an experience par excellence. Today, more than 250 resorts offer a combined 4,300 miles (7,000 kilometers) of groomed and un-groomed slopes, which is why travelers have been drawn to the fairytale chalet villages, pristine mountains and snow-covered forests for over 150 years.

Each January- February we facilitate various private group trips (from beginner to advanced) that also infuse unique cultural experiences.

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A Small Group Size Makes a Big Difference.

We believe a small group size can make a big difference, hence why we keep our seasonable journeys intimate and no larger than 12 people. This opens up a world of insider access opportunities that are unavailable to larger parties, and enables deep interactions and moments with your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Custom Journeys.

Most of our group journeys can be made private and customizable to you and your party. Whether you are interested in being led by one of our Tour Directors or doing the trip with just your party, we offer our insights and expertise to help coordinate experiences that satisfy different budgets and preferences. Add to your itinerary with an extension, whether a ready-to-book cultural experience or a custom private extension through our insider network.

We Love Our Community!

This team surrounds you in a bubble of safe, hyperlocal awesomeness no matter where you are on the globe. Lauren, the owner, is a warm, approachable, down to earth adventurer who adjusts her travel rhythms to those around her. She moves at your pace. Her attention to detail is quite something. I’ve never felt more comfortable when traveling domestically or internationally.

Austin Macfarlane

Founder & CEO, My Girl Friday

Our Difference

What makes ZI the top choice for conscious travelers?


We keep each and every interaction, from our VTA sessions to guided tours, intimate, educational, and oriented around a well-defined community with its primary focus directed toward the concerns of the population in that community.


We believe that every traveler is a steward of the world and that being a good one means being sustainable, respectful and conscious in how we choose to travel and interact with the destinations and communities we visit.

See the Whole Picture

Our team recognizes that most travel by its nature does not just involve industry businesses, but the destination as a whole—its ecosystems, natural resources, cultural assets and traditions, economies, communities, and built infrastructure.

We also take health, hygiene and safety very, very seriously.

Special Promos & Opportunities!

We are always rolling out special travel offerings and new experiences. Please check our Special Offerings page for more information.

Women's Trip To Japan Spring 2022

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