Specialties: Local Culture, Authentic Experiences
Off the Map Travels was founded in 2011 with one aim: to make independent travel more fulfilling. Putting together your own travel itinerary can be a real challenge. In today’s climate, it is difficult to distinguish the yet-to-be-discovered highlights from the all-too-common tourist traps; at least until it’s too late. But our expert knowledge and personal experience can help you get it right every time. We work one-on-one with independent travelers to ensure they get the most out of their trip. We offer expert advice, help plan and book your personalized travel adventure, and give you support during and after your trip. As a member of ATTA (the Adventure Travel and Trade Association), and as an Independent Agent for Travel Quest, we have access to an exclusive network of global travel partners who can provide amazing experiences that are rarely – if ever – available to independent travelers. Off the Map Travels was set up by Sara Nakash; an independent & solo traveler with a passion for learning about varied cultures. She continues to travel the world (and her native USA), interacting with local communities, seeking out authentic meals, and collecting local musical instruments. Highlights of her recent travels include having her fortune read in kola nuts by a voodoo priest in Benin, taking part in the Trongsa Tshechu in Bhutan, and enjoying a home-cooked Native American meal in New Mexico.
Customizing Adventures for Independent Travelers
At Off the Map Travels, we can soothe the pain of planning your travels. Our wide range of services are designed to help adventurous travelers enjoy the very best below-the-radar destinations, lesser-known activities and never-forget experiences, without compromising on your travel independence.
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
The best time of our lives !
First international trip
Extraodinary family roots trip
Sharing my past with the family trip.
She kept reminding me about things I needed done (get a passport).
I got a full detailed itinerary with reminders on check in time & other things I needed prior to the trip & was easy to contact while I was in Israel (text/email). Best experience with a travel agent EVER.
3 weeks in New Zealand!
An amazing adventure
Amazing trip thanks to Sara!
3 Reasons Why Sara is the Best!
Sara is the best because she provides top level knowledge of everywhere in the world! With her assistance, I have traveled and lived in Tokyo, Japan. I've taken multiple trips to Hawaii. I've traveled through Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco and Italy for 3 months straight. I've visited Quebec and Montreal, Canada. I've visited New Orleans, Louisiana and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Sara is the best because she can work on the fly! She's able to plan a trip on short notice and can even assist in agenda audibles during the trip if something were to come up.
Sara is the best because she's a traveler too! She has a lot of experience traveling, and knows the best places online to do research. She understands the view a traveler wanting to feel the local scene to the traveler wanting to be a tourist.
I will continue using Sara for my travel needs and I suggest you do too!
Couldn't have asked for anything better!
We went to Iceland, England, and France for a total of 12 days. Everything about our trip exceeded our expectations from the flights, hotel accommodations, convenience to public transportation, suggested restaurants, daily attractions/activities....all planned with our likes/interests in mind and ALL WITHIN OUR BUDGET!
It is such a relief to not have to plan a single thing and have everything taken care of before we even left our home. She sent us our finished itinerary a week before departure including all our reservations and printed vouchers, so we literally didn't have to lift a finger.
She was also available 24/7 while we were abroad to immediately answer any questions we had while on vacation, which was invaluable since we had never travel out of the states before and had many questions pop up.
I can't wait to use Sara again for my next trip and to share her information with all my friends.