“My wife and I went to Thailand from Pomelo deals (saved $1500 for this trip) and learned about the local people, the long necks, the language, customs and culture. We spent most of the time at historic sites and learned the rich history of this ancient crossroads. Shortly after, I organized a go fund me for people in Armenia that needed help. Specifically a man that was in need of a dire, time sensitive heart surgery but lacked the funds to pay for it. I got several friends to come with me and we raised over $5,500 to go straight to the people and this man that needed the surgery. All of this was possible because we found a Pomello deal to Armenia for $550 out of Vegas! To this day, the man (in the middle of the picture) who’s surgery we were able to fund lives a healthy and happy life! All of this was made possible through Pomelo! Lastly, my wife and I went to Paris and Aruba for fun! Went to palace of Versailles, saw the Mona Lisa and fed flamingos in Aruba! Again…all made possible through Pomelo! In total we saved $5,789 and visited four countries in the last year and a half.” — Brian Lunt, Premium Subscriber, Saved $5789, Visited 4 countries
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We empower community tourism enterprises that directly uplift local communities. Through our global network of unique projects, we create a sustainable cycle of support. These projects thrive, and rural communities can reinvest profits in their own economies, education, healthcare, environment, and cultural priorities. Your travel dollars make a world of difference.
We`re more than a travel company; we`re advocates for change. Let`s start a conversation about the profound impact tourism can have on rural communities.
Ready to embark on journeys that go beyond borders? Link in bio to learn more!
Tourism is responsible for roughly 10% of the global economy, but in many forms of tourism, virtually $0 reaches the hands of local people. Instead, tourism can pose a threat to the culture, rhythm, and way of life in many rural communities.
We’re working to change that! We pledge 10% of profits to support rural communities around the world, and invite you to participate in our mission!
Through our Outposts program and other initiatives, we aim to uplift rural communities through tourism, celebrate and support rural ways of life, and connect people with community-based tourism enterprises. We`re not just creating getaways, but gateways to meaningful international connections. For us, traveling is about fostering relationships and paving the way for a new kind of tourism. Lately we’ve been sowing seeds of change through “rice scholarships” and offering affordable housing for college students in Cambodia, donating school supplies in Bali, investing in making a change to how tourists support local in Oahu, Hawaii, and some special projects that will be announced in coming weeks.
Some of these projects are 10 years in the making.
We believe tourism – when done right – can change lives for the better.
Visit the link in bio to see our latest projects, our impact goals and philosophy, and opportunities for you to get involved.
We’re giving you one last chance to get Premium at our old price. This is really your last chance. *Link In Bio*
We’re raising prices for our Premium Subscriptions on September 1st. Existing subscribers: We’ll never raise the price of your subscriptions!
—————————— Here’s why it’s important to sign up today if you haven’t already: We lock in the low rate if you sign up today.
Premium subscribers get 4x more deals to places like Bali Italy, Mexico, Tahiti, etc. that free subscribers never see.
I want to make sure you never miss a flight deal again. You already know our free deals are amazing, but Pomelo Premium subscribers get access to 4x more of our best deals (London for $296 round trip, anyone? Rome for $378 round trip?)
This year we are observing Nyepi, or the "Day of Silence," on Wednesday March 22nd, 2023. Nyepi is part of Bali`s New Year`s ceremonies.
Our office will be closed. We`re stepping away from our work and other regular activities for a day of meditation, fasting, and self reflection.
I want to invite you to participate with us wherever you are by silently meditating, fasting, and taking a break from technology tomorrow. If you can, make special arrangements to drop all electronics, travel, and regular activity and devote yourself to a day of self reflection.
This "silent day" doesn’t necessarily mean no talking – just slowing down enough to reflect on your life.
Want to learn more? I`m here in Bali now and I`ll be happy to answer any questions you have about it when I`m back online. Comment below. Or, check out issue #1 of Terra Ignota, our magazine (link in bio to order!). I`ve written a full length article detailing the multi-day event. Enjoy 😃
Live differently for a while,
Chris Muhlestein Founder, Pomelo Travel
PS... fun fact! The airport in Bali (Denpasar - DPS) is closed on Nyepi, along with all other businesses, travel, and transportation. Even flights flying over Bali`s airspace must divert around the island to respect this day of silence.
Photos: I took these of some of the ceremonies leading up to Nyepi in 2019.
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“My Husband and I have been Premium Pomelo subscribers for a few years now. They have made travel so much easier and cheaper for us. One of my favorite Pomelo deals we have taken was a $400 flight from San Francisco to Papeete French Polynesia. We spent 10 days exploring the islands of Tahiti and Moorea. My husband and I have been to the Hawaiian islands a handful of times and we were expecting a somewhat similar experience - but we were very wrong. The beauty of French Polynesia is like nothing I have ever experienced.We saw shades of ocean blue I didn’t know existed. We hiked through thick jungles to amazing lookouts, waterfalls, ruins, mountain peaks and more. We kayaked out to a spot where we were able to swim with sharks (yes sharks!) and rays. We snorkeled through vibrant coral that were teeming with sea life. We walked along the most beautiful beaches imaginable. I think one of my favorite parts of the trip though was all of the fruit stands that were on the side of the road. We ate the most amazing fresh fruit I think I will ever have in my life.My love for those islands runs deep and I cannot wait to go back and explore more of the islands. A big thanks to Pomelo for making this trip and so many more possible.” — Alexandra Stapley, Premium Subscriber
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San José, Costa Rica from $255 round trip! There haven`t been as many Costa Rica deals recently so this one is super exciting!!! Find yourself in the vibrant, lush rainforests of Costa Rica next fall! You have plenty of time to plan out this trip too!
Fly mostly with American Airlines, but there are a few departure cities that have options with COPA or Avianca. The layovers are short and mostly limited to 1 stop! There are some departure cities with spring travel availability but it`s more scattered.
Climb to the top of a volcano, zipline through the rainforest, or just relax on the beach! There`s a lot to see and do in beautiful Costa Rica!
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