Taking the World by Storm, Here’s Why You Should be Traveling with WANT Expeditions Right Now
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.— Having seen a recent influx in adventure travel bookings, the travel industry has become flooded with tour operators promising the most unique of experiences, but no one does it quite like WANT Expeditions. More importantly, Jessica Pociask is one of the rare few who can claim the distinguished notoriety for which she has been recognized by major players in the travel industry.
In such a saturated market, WANT Expeditions has successfully, and impressively, snagged the attention and praise for being the premier operator offering trips to remote, exotic and off-the-beaten-path destinations around the globe. And the driving force behind it all? Jessica Pociask – fiercely dedicated owner of WANT Expeditions and the well-accomplished travel expert. Features in world-renowned publications, recipient of highly selective and sought-after awards, prestigious titles – there’s no stopping Pociask on her quest to ensure every guest receives the travel experience of a lifetime.
Pociask is constantly at the forefront of current events involving active travel, wildlife and conservation issues. In November, 2014, Pociask visited Virunga National Park in Africa, and WANT Expeditions was one of the first tour operators on the ground following the reopening of the park’s Nyiragongo Volcano.
It is because of Pociask’s unrelenting perseverance, dedication to conservation, and undying passion for immersive travel that WANT Expeditions has received notable recognition in the travel industry. Recent articles and accolades include:
National Geographic Travel: WANT’s Greenland Traditional Dogsled Expedition selected as one of 2015’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime.
Washington City Paper: Pociask selected as 2015’s Best Travel Agent.
DC Modern Luxury: Pociask profiled as travel expert and entrepreneur to watch.
The Washington Post: Pociask named as Your Tour Guide for Crazy Destinations.
Grand Traverse Insider: Spotlight on Pociask and her Spirit of Adventure.
Epicure & Culture: WANT’s Jordan Culture & Nature Safari selected as must-do Fusion Safari: Top 12 Fitness and Food Vacations for 2015.
The Legacy Project: Pociask discusses her definition of success and says, “Success is the culmination of persistent hard work and leaving behind a legacy, and knowing that if you want a “break” in life, you have to make it yourself. If you have a goal, you have to commit to it.”
Misadventures Magazine: In her interview, Pociask says of WANT, “We’re really opening up a new genre of travel for people who are looking for something more – not just a visit to the beach – and we can deliver that because we work intimately with people on the ground – scientists, locals, activists living there.”
About Jessica Pociask
Pociask has led more than 100 expeditions in almost 80 countries and still loves finding new corners of the world to explore. She is a wildlife expert, travel writer, nature photographer and expedition leader. She has guided for the Wildlife Conservation Society and holds a research position in the Entomology department in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.S in Natural Resource Management from Michigan State University, and is currently working to complete a Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Jessica has already accomplished more in business and sustainable tourism than most people dream about – she is definitely a “40 under 40” to watch. As a dedicated conservationist, she has worked extensively with The Nature Conservancy as a crew chief leader on wetland and fen restoration projects in Michigan. Jessica also stood on the board of Utopia Foundation, a Traverse City based organization. In winter of 2006, she completed a study in Antarctica on climate change and shortly thereafter, she was one of 50 women chosen from the US and Mexico by the National Wildlife Federation to participate in the 'Women's Leadership and International Sustainable Development' conference in Washington D.C.
About WANT Expeditions
WANT Expeditions is the world leader in highly personalized, conservation-oriented small group travel, connecting travelers, adventurers, photographers and conservationists from all over the world through expeditions to see the most amazing natural phenomena that exist on our planet. The company only uses local (and often family owned) business partners, practices strong conservation measures, supports protection of cultures and traditions, discourages hand-outs and encourages letting go of western ideals to experience true cultural immersion.
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