how it started
“I was never going to go if I waited for someone to come with me"
To me travel is an essential pillar to living a life filled with purpose and meaning. It enables you to venture beyond your small pocket of the world and find beauty in the unknown. I started Chidi Ashley Travels as an avenue to connect with other travelers, since then it has grown beyond anything I could have ever imagined.We help thousands of travelers each year plan stress-free getaways, from our group travel meet-ups to our private experiences!
Finding friends who valued and prioritized traveling was always my biggest challenge and for so long I let that stop me from living my life to the fullest. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or you finally mustered up the courage to take that first step, the experiences and travel packages we curate are all about building lasting friendships beyond your existing circle of friends, opening up to new cultures and supporting the local communities in the destinations we visit.
Get excited let go the fear and adventure more
Our trips are meant to be affordable and convenient for you. We provide flexible payment schedules and you can choose to pay for your trip in full or monthly!
Each trip is meticulously planned. Our team works with an array of trusted service providers, local creatives and small businesses who have an unparalleled expertise on their countries. We curate experiences to places we have spent significant time getting acquainted with. This way our team is able to put together meaningful experiences with the knowledge of what truly works and what doesn’t.
A travel community
Waiting for others to commit is over; Our group travel meet ups bring together likeminded professionals from all over the world. We are all about venturing beyond your comfort zone and meeting new people!
Aside from working with locals and small businesses in each destination. Part of the proceeds for each trip goes towards enriching the local communities in the countries you visit.
Travel With Confidence
1. We will always ensure you feel supported with our virtual and on ground staff presence. Our team is there to guide you through the experience and that starts from before you board your flight.
2.Your safety is always at the top of mind and thus we have tight procedures in place to keep you safe throughout your trip.
3. Our travel experiences always go beyond the standard tour company trips. We source the best activities, adventures and cultural experiences for each destination! We don’t do the typical crowded tour bus trips, our experiences are handcrafted by travelers for travelers!
We bring like-minded working professionals together in bucket list destinations!
Who better to plan your trip than someone who has actually visited the country and knows what works and what doesn’t?
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Do more with your travel
We believe that travel should be sustainable and responsible!
As a company we strive to create meaningful experiences and interactions with the local communities across the various countries we host trips in. We educate ourselves about global and local issues and we give back by donating a portion of the profits made from each trip towards important local causes.
As we travel and host trips globally we not only empower local businesses by supporting small business owners but we also seek out partnerships with organizations that are all about the betterment of their communities.
“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it“
- Albert Einstein
Our past Initiatives
When I first started Chidi Ashley Travels I never could have imagined how quickly we would grow – we have built a team of professionals from all corners of the globe to reflect the diverse experiences we aim to provide. Our team comprises of alumni from past trips, travelers I have connected with during my solo journeys and specialized in house agents with years of expertise whom I work with extensively to ensure that each trip is curated and executed with care and special attention to detail.
Despite our different backgrounds we each share a love for travel and people which we translate into the meaningful experiences we curate.
GROUP EXPERIENCES COORDINATOR
Rasheeda is a native of The Bronx, New York and she holds a Degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in Marketing. She has a keen eye for details and a huge passion for curating unique experiences. She has previously worked in event production, sales and marketing before becoming our Chidi Ashley Travels group experiences and business development lead. Rasheeda’s event production background includes producing work for NYC’s Fashion week, Essence festival, BETher Awards and other major brands and organizations.
Armaan is a doctor turned travel connoisseur. He’s based in Malaysia but Bali and India are home away from home for him. He juggles managing all of your payments and ensuring you have all the information you need to have an incredible experience. Armaan is all about the digital nomad lifestyle and found Chidi Ashley Travels through Instagram prior to meeting Chidi in Malaysia and ever since then he has been a part of the team!
BALI PRIVATE EXPERIENCES
Samantha lived between Bali and England for 3 years before permanently moving in June 2018 – she married a Balinese local and started a family in her dream country. She explores all corners of the island and has gained an insiders perspective into all the best parts of Bali especially the off the beaten road experiences which she loves to share with our guests.
ASIA & THE MIDDLE EAST - PRIVATE EXPERIENCES
An economist by profession and traveler by passion. Weronika was born and raised in Poland and has lived in Italy, Brazil, Bali and Australia. She supports the Eco-friendly local ideas and whenever she can donate to her community.
Weronika loves animals, cappuccinos, trying new foods and meeting new people, and is excited to help you with all your travel planning needs! She is your go to gal for all South East Asia and Middle eastern destinations.
THE CARIBBEAN & NORTH AMERICA - PRIVATE EXPERIENCES
Chelsea grew up in a small beachside town and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs and English. After graduation, she began her hospitality career all over the world. She started in the Florida Keys, then California, made her way to Ireland and is currently living in Sweden.
Chelsea loves learning about new cultures, exploring the “local” ways in new places, and trying new foods anywhere she goes. When she’s not traveling or working, she is probably planning her next trip, at the beach, on the water, or spending time with loved ones. She is our point person for all trips to the Caribbean and North America.
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA - C.A.T PRIVATE EXPERIENCES
Paz is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina! She considers herself a creative, dreamer, and is all about radiating good energy. Like most of the team she loves to delve into new cultures and especially appreciates music and sports from all over the world.
She is passionate about both domestic and international tourism and has extensive experience in organizing trips throughout South America. Paz was previously based in the United States before moving back to Argentina. She is your go to girl for all North and South American travel!
C.A.T CUSTOMER SERVICE
Lea is from Manila and has a degree in Management Accounting. She is all about local and international travel around Asia and loves to experience the world and its cultural value. Working in the travel industry and dealing with shaping new experiences at Chidi Ashley Travels is a catalyst for her Ikigai.
She is our customer support specialist and is always ready to provide you with the tips, resources and info for your upcoming trips.
PRIVATE EXPERIENCES LEAD
An Events, Logistics, and Hotelier Guru by profession and fitness enthusiast from Nairobi, Kenya. Priscilla’s career and personal objective entail producing high-quality events that create impactful experiences and exceed our client’s expectations.
When she is not at work, Priscilla enjoys connecting with nature and of course, traveling. Her favorite destinations include Mauritius, Europe, and of course her motherland Kenya.
MEXICO & NORTH AMERICA - C.A.T PRIVATE EXPERIENCES
Andrea is German by nationality but a world citizen by heart. She has a degree in International Tourism Management and has ever since traveled and lived all over the world. She spent the last few years exploring Mexico as an adventure tour guide and became an expert for country, culture, and its adventures. Whenever she can she will escape to a river or beach somewhere to be close to nature.
She is passionate about creating incredible experiences, getting to know new people, and planning her next adventures. During her time in Mexico, she gained extensive insider knowledge on great destinations that are off the beaten paths. She is your go-to gal for anything from Mexico, Caribbean, or adventure tourism!
THE CARIBBEAN - PRIVATE EXPERIENCES
Lessa grew up on the small tropical island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. She has always been passionate about tourism and hospitality, spending most of her adult work life working to curate meaningful experiences for tourists that visited St Lucia and neighboring islands . She loves cooking, eating out, reading, traveling and good old music. Most weekends you will find her at one of the many beaches on island taking in the beautiful sights. Lessa coordinates experiences for our travelers looking to explore and experience the best of the Caribbean as a local who has traveled extensively across the various islands.
CUSTOMER SUPPORT - PRIVATE EXPERIENCES
Jovie is our customer service representative focusing primarily on supporting our private experiences team. He is from the Philippines and loves getting to know people, he is always the first to spark up a conversation and these skills have aided him in the Sales and Customer Service industry for the past 10 years.
PRIVATE EXPERIENCES COORDINATOR
Nancy is from Nairobi, Kenya. She graduated from United States International University – Africa with a degree in Travel & Tourism Management. Travel has always been her passion. She thrives in solo traveling, adventure, taking spontaneous trips, meeting new people from different cultures & trying out different cuisines. She is a firm believer that travel is the key to a broad mind and an open soul!
CUSTOMER SUPPORT - PRIVATE EXPERIENCES
Belle is from the Philippines and I finished a degree in Aeronautical Information Technology before she joined the C.A.T team – she is our go to gal for customer support specifically focusing on ensuring our private experiences travelers have all of the information and attention they deserve. She is an avid traveler and of course the Philippines is the perfect base from which she explores many different islands.
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