23: Authentic Travel Experiences with Kyle Wiggings (Keteka)
Do you crave a different type of travel? If you were in Latin America, how does the idea of a local taking you on a tour of the city sound? What about cave diving in remote and not well know area?
To me, that sounds like the jackpot of travel experiences.
One innovative social enterprise believes that these types of experiences are going to change the world on several fronts. Kyle Wiggins, co-founder of Keteka, knows what sustainability looks like in a community. This is a core feature of Peace Corps, which that experience incidentally lead to founding this travel company.
Keteka connects travelers in remote areas of Latin America and South America to local guides to take them on unbelievable excursions. From gastronomical tours to cave diving to paddling down the Amazon, these are the types of adventures that inspire you to travel.
Listen in to hear how this business model empowers local communities while providing you with the best trip yet.
- “Siempre pa’ lante.” Slang for, “Always going forward.”
- Drooling while listening to the details of the Afro-Panamanian Culinary Heritage Food Tour in Panama (and knowing that I was connecting with the guide for our follow up interview!)
How to Make a Positive Impact
- There is nothing more valuable in this world than your time. More than giving money, being able to give your time can significantly impact any of the people in your life.