WE’RE CHANGING TRAVEL FOR THE BETTER.
GET TO KNOW THE WORLD WITHIN US.
What if we could change our world by changing the way that we travel? What if we could use travel to actively address our world’s largest global issues like gender inequality, climate change, and increase the economic benefit to local communities? It’s called sustainable and responsible travel - and that is what The World Within Us is leading in the tourism industry.
The World Within Us is an international nonprofit that designs group travel experiences that directly align their trips with the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With our itineraries enjoy the beautiful beaches of Bali, the ancient Pyramids of Giza, and Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer, just a few of the amazing experiences on their upcoming destinations in 2021.
WHO’S THE FOUNDER?
Anina Monteforte is a world traveler, global citizen, and founder of The World Within Us. Anina has traveled to 43+ countries in the last five years sharing her journey and impact-driven storytelling on her instagram page, @TheWorldWithinHer. She believes in the power of traveling with a purpose; that’s why she’s made it her mission to empower the next generation of travelers through launching The World Within Us. Anina is also in the midst of pursuing a Master’s degree at NYU’s Global Affairs program, with a strong expertise in International Development. Anina also works on the Purpose & Brand Experience team at SAP, one of the largest technology corporations, working closely with partners like UNICEF, Female Quotient, and Global Citizen. She’s a strong advocate for gender equality and champion for the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which she includes into all facets of her life including international travels, her career, and The World Within Us to create a better world.
THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS)
Have you heard of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Here they are in a nutshell: the 17 SDGS, also known as the Global Goals, are a comprehensive set of goals designed by world leaders, advocates, nonprofits, and educators to address various global issues such as climate change, poverty, hunger, conflict, gender inequality, and more. Together, the SDGs are part of a larger agenda (called the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) established by the United Nations, in which countries around the world have made a pledge to work collectively in shaping a more peaceful and thriving world for the current and future generations by 2030. These goals are important because they outline the most critical challenges facing our world today and provide targets and indicators that can help us measure our progress. At The World Within Us, we want tourism to be a part of these solutions.
THE WORLD WITHIN US IS DIFFERENT. HERE’S WHY.
The World Within Us isn’t your typical travel agency where you will ONLY be soaking up the sunshine and relaxing at exquisite beach resorts (although this is one of the awesome features of our travels!). We’re changemakers at heart, eager to learn about our world’s cultures, landmarks, and traditions, and also tackle global issues. We design group itineraries that create the perfect balance of social impact adventure. On our travels we experience our world’s treasures, like The Pyramids of Giza and Christ The Redeemer, but also ensure our travel decisions are giving back to the local community. Each trip is aligned to one of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and a local nonprofit partner to support their local initiatives in the community. We also intentionally select female guides, locally-owned businesses, eco-friendly activities, and accommodations that pledge to sustainability and show a commitment to community-building.
Here’s why you absolutely don’t want to miss out on traveling with The World Within Us: first, we handle all the logistics and uniquely curate itineraries that combine adventure and impact to give you the best travel experience! Second, we’ve got a super supportive team and flexible travel policies leaving you confident in booking your international trip. Third, safety is our number one priority. Our partners value safety and provide on ground transportation in between our experiences. Fourth, we go above and beyond by showing you the best of what the destination has to offer along with opportunities to experience local traditions and culture. Lastly, you’ll bring home the best souvenir of all after meeting your fellow travelers - a community of like-minded global citizens that will become friendships that will last far beyond the journey.
2021 WHERE WE’RE TRAVELING: ARE YOU READY?