We help families take meaningful vacations so that they can escape everyday life, show their kids the world and make lifelong memories - with care, confidence and peace of mind. 

We plan unique vacations for families who want to create lifelong memories and show their kids the world in a more conscious and intentional manner. 

No matter the destination, our itineraries are designed to deepen family bonds, promote fun, exploration and relaxation and foster meaningful connections and a greater understanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues. 

This means plenty of culturally-rich and authentic experiences and adventures, intermingled with time to unplug and reconnect with each other and nature.

In addition, wherever possible, we like to engage parents and kids in age-appropriate activities that support local companies and organizations that foster education and conservation worldwide.

Our trips help create confident parents, build stronger families and raise good global citizens.

Family travel with a purpose.

Why Work witH US

We are parents who travel with our kids. You’ll benefit from our insider knowledge and hands-on experience.

We listen. We will recommend destinations and experiences, crafting the perfect itinerary for your family’s needs, interests and personalities.

We’ll take care of the details before, during and after your trip so all you need to do is enjoy the break with your family.

We know which accommodations and tours provide the most value and are best for families, including having access to special benefits that aren’t available to the public.

Our local connections will get you the best culturally-rich and authentic experiences.

Our trips are designed to help create confident parents, build stronger families and raise good global citizens.

We are passionate about discovering the best experiences for our families, but are equally committed to making the world a better place.

By booking with us, you know you are supporting local companies and organizations that foster education and conservation worldwide.

our Planning Process

Step 1

Contact Us

You’ll share details about your family and vacation dreams with us via a short questionnaire.

Step 2

Discovery Call

We’ll schedule a complimentary Zoom meeting or call to learn more about your family, your expectations and budget and share a few ideas.

Step 3

Itinerary Building

We’ll propose an itinerary and refine it together until it exceeds all your expectations.

request a quote

Step 4


We’ll book and coordinate all the travel arrangements for you.

Step 5

make memories

Show up and enjoy a trip of a lifetime, discovering new places and making wonderful memories, secure in the knowledge that you have our support throughout your entire experience.

Step 6


We only get 18 summers with our kids. We’ll make them count.

our fees

We charge a non-refundable trip design fee based on the length and complexity of your trip. Our fee starts at $50/adult and it includes all aspects of creating your personalized vacation from beginning to end.


Brazilian Amazon
visited july 2019


I've taken my kids to 59 countries. Our journey with Our Whole Village through Brazil's Amazon rainforest remains my favorite trip. It was perfectly organized and absolutely magical. The reflections of the Rio Negro tributary (going to the rapids), swimming, fishing for piranhas, and the Mirante do Gavião lodge were a few of our highlights. I loved everything. My 8-year-old daughter loved everything. I'd return in a heartbeat and do the same trip again, and travel anywhere else with Our Whole Village as well.


My family and I had such a wonderful trip to Thailand and Cambodia! Patty attended to every last detail. We will definitely be using her again for future trips.


We've traveled with Our Whole Village to the Amazon, Alter do Chão and we can't wait for our trip to Costa Rica later this year. All amazing experiences that we will treasure forever. Highly recommend them to any family seeking local and authentic adventures that are safe and age-appropriate.


I can confidently say that our day in Huilloc, Peru was one that we will not be forgetting anytime soon. Our children were able to not only play with the local kids there, but take part in meaningful and educational experiences alongside us. Thank you to Patty and the Our Whole Village team for arranging an amazing experience for our family!

jamie & family

Initially we were recommended to Patty in preparation for a trip to Costa Rica. She provided excellent service, was patient with us through the booking process, paid attention to our needs and requests during our travel, provided updates to our itinerary in a timely manner, and seemed genuinely interested in making sure our travel was fun and what we were looking for. We chose to book with her a second time for an upcoming trip as Patty really tries to understand her clients and ensure their vacation meets their expectations and needs.


Our Costa Rica trip was AMAZING! The service providers were impeccable and we felt so looked after.

the reed family

Thank you for the goodness you bring to the world. We may have never met in person (yet) but you have played such a rule in the development of my children and the creation of our family memories. I can’t thank you enough for that.

visited FEBRUARY 2021

Kind words from clients