Oct 7, 2020
“The near future of travel certainly revolves around naturally socially distanced locations, but more than that, people need to feel a sense of security in their own ability and a freedom to explore,” says Tom Marchant, co-founder of U.S.- and U.K.-based travel agency Black Tomato. “We frequently get enquiries from people who are burned out on modern life and want to get as far away from it as possible.
“Our Get Lost service is the ultimate solution to that: it’s a true wilderness experience involving survival training, physical challenges and outdoor skills.” Interest in the agency’s bespoke Get Lost itineraries has tripled over the last year, Marchant says, and inherent to the service is an element of surprise, wherein you’re left to fend for yourself in a location unknown to you “under the distant watch of a dedicated support team.” Past trips have been in places such as Mongolia, Borneo and Australia. Specify your preferred terrain and whether you want a completely self-reliant experience or help with pre-set-up camps each night. blacktomato.com; average Get Lost trips start at US$32,500 per person, but depend on the individual itinerary.
— Jenny Hewett.