Exploring the planet through Hybrid Travel

Welcome to ParadoxTravel

Your #1 free resource for travel itineraries and recommendations

that combine active travel with leisure travel, and integrate luxury experiences 

with affordable exploration.

We want to make it easy for you to get out there!

Travel planning can be time-consuming and overwhelming at times. And if you are traveling with a friend, a spouse or a family member, it can add complexity.


Because rarely have I seen even the most synergistic friends or partners

completely mirror each other’s travel preference or style.

When it comes to precious vacation days, one travel partner may prefer a more rugged,

sport-oriented or active travel experience. And the other favors a more relaxed, luxurious, or bespoke experience, as an escape from the stress of their everyday life.

Or when friends travel together,

there are often varying financial resources to consider.

Hybrid Travel is the solution.

If you are someone who enjoys van-camping one week and then lounging at an upscale resort the next... 

you are in the right place.


If you like being physically active, hiking though mountains or cycling through villages, and then rewarding yourself with some relaxation at a boutique bed & breakfast at the end...

Perfect. So do we.


If you are the type of traveler who loves the solitude of the mountains, the smell of Jet-Boil coffee in the morning and total immersion into nature, but then sometimes craves an extraordinary meal, some soft, cushy linens and a good bottle of wine when you come back... 

you have found your tribe.

In other words, we believe whole-heartedly that you can appreciate and enjoy one type of travel experience without compromising your enjoyment of the other,

even if the two seem contradictory.

ParadoxTravel is a resource for both the active traveler AND the

leisure-minded traveler, and for those who embrace mixed style experiences. 

By combining the two in some way, not only is travel time optimized,

but couples or individuals with varying travel interest and budgets have

more options for how they can enjoy traveling together.

We also want to share the work.

Depending on how unique or remote your dream trip is, it can require a lot of time to

research and plan. So what started out as a fun project, can sometimes turn into a logistical


This site is intended to be an inspiration and planning resource for travelers who have big travel dreams but not a lot of free time. 

It's a site that will jumpstart your planning by providing recommendations and suggested travel itineraries

for those 'Bucket List' trips in far away places or with complicated logistics. 

 So stay a while and take a look.


Hybrid Travel IS possible.


And we’re going to show you how it’s done.

For questions or comments see, go to FAQ's here or email me at

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