Why Stride - Your Path to the Perfect Trip

By Stride Travel
March 20, 2018

We were all born to travel. The desire to explore our surroundings and connect with new people is instinctive from early childhood on. As we grow, we go further and further afield.

As our horizons expand, and we get wiser, planning international and invigorating travel can take a lot of time and be stressful, as we know the pitfalls of ‘unplanned’ travel. How do we know we’re booking the right accommodation, lining up local transportation, eating at the best (or cleanest) spots, and experiencing both the iconic places and hidden gems?

Stride is here to help.

Traveling through jungles can be cool (rather steamy actually). Bushwhacking, for most people, not so much. This is why finding a path and a guide is a great way to wander.

Stride provides the path to finding your next perfect tour, expedition cruise, safari, or tailor-made travel package - helping you find the right balance of adventure and comfort for you and your companion’s tastes.

We make it easy, fast, and fun to filter through the many expert-planned options, giving you all the info you need to pick your next trip with confidence. Leave the planning to the experts. No regrets, just enjoyment.


A Different Kind of Travel Site

The internet has no shortage of travel sites - offering inspiration, DIY guides, and more hotel, vehicle, and flight booking sites than you can shake a stick at.

However, none of the billion dollar travel corporations let you search and compare all the organized trips offered by thousands of local and global travel experts. That's why we created Stride.  

 

Lake Bled Slovenia tour

 

Why use Stride?  Well...people love our:

Wide selection. Search 30,000+ guided trips, river cruises, and adventure packages from thousands of travel companies. With Stride, there's no risk of missing out on your perfect trip.

Unbiased trip & company reviews. 114,000+ Ratings from travelers like you provide confidence, assurance, and transparency. 

Savings. No middlemen here! No miscommunication, no over-paying. Always get the best price and personalized service direct from the experts themselves.

Plus, as a member (free to join), you get access to extra savings of up to $700 per person on thousands of trips, not available anywhere else.

Curated trips and collections. Browse top picks from travel leaders such as National Geographic and Travel & Leisure. Quickly find the most popular and award-winning guided trips and cruises.

 

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Love straight from other travelers!

 

Rosalie T

Rosalie T

“Before Stride, booking a guided tour took FOREVER. I had to search dozens of sites. Stride is FANTASTIC!”

Cynthia Tuthill

Cynthia Tuthill

"It does everything for you."

   

Stride Travel rated 5 stars

 

Travelers love Stride

 

Pick Your Perfect Expert-Planned Trip with Confidence

Hundreds of travel companies organize dream-worthy trips to every country for all budgets and catering to every travel style.

But it’s not easy to find your perfect trip without enduring hours of frustrating and contradictory research. Even then, how do you know that you’ve really found the best trip & deal for you?

You deserve a truly memorable, low-stress experience - both during and before vacation. That's why we made it easy to search, compare, and read reviews on thousands of trips offered by 1,000+ professionals. 

With Stride, you can feel confident that you chose the best travel provider, received the best price, and picked the itinerary most well-suited to your travel style. 

 

How can I use Stride?

Stride helps you find the perfect expert-planned or custom travel experience, then we connect you straight to your chosen tour company for easy, direct booking. 

Why should I become a Stride Member?

We're glad you asked! Becoming a member allows you to save trips you like to your wish list, you'll receive personalized recommendations, and best of all you can save up to $700 on Select Trips.


Older couple on adventurous trip among ruins in Asia 

Why do we love guided trips?

Guided trips minimize the stress of planning. Let someone else take care of the logistics and you take care of enjoying the experience! 

1) A great way to travel where you don't speak the language

2) Meet like-minded travelers - great option for solos and singles!

3) Travel farther afield in the safety of a group and immerse yourself in the local culture.

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Our Mission: Enable everyone to explore the corners of the world, to find their own adventures and create lasting connections.

We want to enable travelers of all stripes to find authentic, exciting, culturally rich experiences. Whatever your travel style or interests, there is a trip for you.

The trips on Stride include sightseeing or activities beyond simply relaxing on a beach, enjoying a theme park, or hanging out on a huge floating party barge in the Caribbean.

Don't get us wrong -- we love relaxing under a swaying palm tree as much as the next person -- but these trips are easily planned using existing resources.

More and more often, though, travelers crave experiences that are more exotic, unique, and adventurous - and want some help turning those dreams into a reality. 

 

What's in a name?

Our goal is to help travelers “find their stride”. We want you to feel energized and confident about finding the best possible trip for your travel style.

The word "Stride" evokes the kind of active, purposeful, movement that experiential travel provides. But your stride is also unique.

We aim to match all travelers with the right trip for their tastes so you can travel confidently.

 



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