AdventureLocals is just a more personable and adventurous travel company... with some really cool trips on offer.

We know that the internet is a wild place. How do you choose which company to trust with your next big vacation? Here is a little bit about us to break the ice:

We are Jake and Charlie and we know what a good adventure looks like. We are brothers who grew up in the mountains of Colorado skiing, biking, rafting, hiking, and exploring. Jake is a professional skier, whose sport and lifestyle has taken him around the world. Charlie has traveled to over 50 counties, worked as a commercial raft guide in the past and has plenty of other places left to see. 

Through our travels and skiing we found ourselves returning to Japan year after year to ski the world's deepest powder. A few winters ago we started a travel agency to send skiers and snowboarders to Japan, and ever since, building custom trips to our favorite destinations around the world has been our thing. 

We want to share our most memorable adventure travel destinations with you. 

AdventureLocals is different from others in the same business because all of our trips are sought out by us personally. Not only do we refuse to send clients on trips that we have not personally experienced, we often have years of first hand experience and insider knowledge about our destinations. 

For Example, we have over 100 combined multi-day rafting trips on the Green River, the Yampa River, and the Grand Canyon, nearly a decade of winters spent in Japan, and over 20 years of annual visits to southern Baja. Our advice for a trip that you are interested in doesn't come from a guide book, it is from our first-hand experiences. 

AdventureLocals is a small company and every question you send our way will be answered directly by either Jake or Charlie. We know adventure, we know travel, and we would be happy to share our knowledge with you. is NOT some corporate travel agency that no longer has any true connection to the places they send clients. Nor are we your father's friends who roam Venice with a guidebook full of tourist sights and 'must-do' activities. We are part of the outdoor industry and hope that the photos and videos throughout this site can attest to our knowledge and experience in our select destinations. 

This leads us to the inquiry forms that you will see on nearly every page of our website. We aren't mining your personal data and we have no interest in your internet search history. Instead, the only way to secure your trip is with a back-and-forth of personalized emails to narrow down the details of your vacation. Please don't let these inquiry forms scare you, they are entirely non-committal and your email doesn't go to a robot spamming database. Instead your email goes to us - Jake or Charlie - and we will reply to initiate a conversation that will let us build you the best possible adventure.  

So, it is nice to meet you and I hope you enjoy our site. Ask us anything, we’re happy to share our experiences and knowledge.

- Jake & Charlie

“the AdventureLocals”