TRAVEL COACHING SERVICES

what is

kaanect TRAVEL

Born out of the greatest disruption the travel industry has experienced in generations, Kaanect Travel is pioneering a new concept in how to plan your next travel adventure, whether that’s a business trip, a family vacation, or a voyage of self-discovery.

Kaanect Travel brings together two travel industry leaders who, over the course of 20+ years, have been recognized as trip planning experts by thousands of clients and media outlets such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. Under the Kaanect umbrella, instead of working for a tour company, Andrea Ross, April Cole, and their team work directly with clients in a travel coaching capacity – helping travelers plan and book trips that will leave a lasting impact.

The Kaanect Travel Difference

We get it. We live in a crazy world and there’s rarely enough time to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee without distraction these days, much less plan the perfect travel adventure.

And yet… Travel is inspiring! Travel is rejuvenating! Travel has been scientifically proven to boost creativity, productivity, and empathy. Travel helps us appreciate what we have and strive to become better versions of ourselves. The right trip can literally change your life for the better.

But how do you get there? Especially in a post-COVID world that is slowly emerging from lockdowns.

It starts with a travel coaching consultation with one of our experts. Your travel coach will work with you to dig below the surface-level motivations (the pretty Instagram influencers, the happy-go-lucky stories from friends, the marketing photos in glossy magazines) and identify the deeper inspiration that lives within every traveler, and then will work cooperatively to help plan a trip that will bring joy and meaningful change.
Kaanect Travel is about connecting you to yourself, 
so that you can connect to the world.

Ready to get started?

Please take a look at our travel coaching services and decide what suits you best!
$350

One Hour Travel Coaching

Spend an hour on the phone with Andrea discussing your next trip of a lifetime! This can be anything from wanting to go to India, but being unsure if you can get over your fears; wanting to plan a family trip, but not being sure when to go, where to visit or how to keep everyone happy; or even planning an RV trip and you're just not sure where to start.

In this one-hour coaching session we will get to the bottom of what type of traveler you are, what inspires you in life and travel, and how to use this self-awareness in planning your best trip ever. At the end of the call, Andrea will refer you, if you are ready, to the right travel consultant, hotel or campground to help get you on your way. There is never any pressure to book with any particular company or property, only a supportive expert whose only goal is to ensure your next trip is amazing.
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$350

One Hour Southeast Asia Travel Coaching

Spend an hour on the phone with April or Andrea discussing the ins and outs of Southeast Asia Travel. Both April and Andrea have over 15 years experience planning Southeast Asia trips for all types of clients, so this is truly their area of expertise. What does your dream trip look like and how, when and where can it be realized?

You say you like to rough it... Does that mean a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Mekong, or a homestay where you pluck your own chicken in Northern Vietnam? You say you like luxury...is that a minimalist Aman property tucked away from the crowds? Or does luxury to you mean an ice cream bar and every channel available on the TV? You say you like to be active...is that a 45km hike in Myanmar sleeping overnight in homestays? Or a leisurely bike ride away from the crowds at Angkor Wat?

During our coaching session we will help you understand and define all of these so at the end of the call you have the tools to book the best trip possible for you!
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$500

One Hour Southeast Asia Travel Coaching 
with itinerary

So you're interested in our personal travel coaching hour, but you also want to see a customized itinerary using our incredible partners on the ground? Sounds good to us! We will spend an hour on the phone, getting to know you, offering our suggestions and talking through the best options for you in Southeast Asia, and then we'll take it a step further with a wonderful custom itinerary for you. If you book the custom itinerary with us, then we put the additional $150 towards your trip cost, so no cost to you.
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$250

Thirty Minute Coaching Session
with itinerary

We know that there are travelers out there that do know what they want and after checking out our sample itineraries just need a 30-minute chat to get us up to speed and then an itinerary designed for them. If this is you, we won't make you talk to us for an hour. We can get on the phone, go over your interests, discuss what you do and don't like on the sample itinerary and get a custom itinerary over to you. In this case, $150 of your consultation fee will be included as a deposit towards the dream itinerary we put together.
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travel coaching consultation

Book Your Free 15 Minute Intro Travel Coaching Today!

If you want to learn more or aren't sure which travel coaching session is right for you, let us know, we're here and flexible and we love the idea of helping people design their best trip ever. We offer a Free 15 minute intro travel coaching session, where we can help clarify your initial questions and advise which coaching session would be the best fit for you. To schedule your free intro consultation, click here:
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Who You’ll Be Working With

TRAVEL COACHES

Andrea loves all things travel, she is happiest when she’s on her way somewhere! She lived in Cambodia for 10 years and loves to coach travelers on the best way to see, experience and KAANECT in these amazing countries.
ANDREA ROSS
April is the type of person that always gets you the perfect birthday present! She just senses what you want and then puts her own personal spin on it. This same empathy transfers to her travel coaching, at the end of each coaching session you feel you’ve received the perfect gift!
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APRIL COLE
Tara is an outdoors adventure enthusiast. From backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains, to waterfall hiking in Laos, to hike-bike-rafting in Peru, to bungee jumping in New Zealand, to trekking in Nepal and Romania, to road tripping around Utah seeking out the best trails... exhilarating travel adventures have shaped Tara's perspective and are what make her heart sing.
TARA BUFFINGTON
Jen is passionate about cultural travel and health and wellness. Having lived in the Middle East for 5 years, Jen is excited to help her travelers explore this exotic region of the world!
JEN BARNABY
Naida has a passion for making each holiday unique, magical and completely stress-free. Naida is the Oz behind the curtain- while you experience the magic, she's the one creating it through a lot of hard work behind the scenes! Naida’s attention to detail makes her the perfect person to bring your dream vacation to life, there is no problem she can’t solve and as she always says “there is no dream too big, and no detail too small.”
NAIDA DIZDAREVIC

Travel Partners

Specialty: Belize

Specialty: Greece

Specialty: Conservation Tours, Manta Rays

Who You’ll Be Working With

TRAVEL COACHES

ANDREA ROSS
Andrea loves all things travel, she is happiest when she’s on her way somewhere! She lived in Cambodia for 10 years and loves to coach travelers on the best way to see, experience and KAANECT in these amazing countries.
Expertise:
  • Southeast Asian Travel 
  • RVing
  • Family Travel
  • Travel philanthropy
  • APRIL COLE
    April is the type of person that always gets you the perfect birthday present! She just senses what you want and then puts her own personal spin on it. This same empathy transfers to her travel coaching, at the end of each coaching session you feel you’ve received the perfect gift!
    Expertise:
  • Culinary
  • Family travel
  • Philanthropic travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Wellness and spiritual
  • JEN BARNABY
    Jen is passionate about cultural travel and health and wellness. Having lived in the Middle East for 5 years, Jen is excited to help her travelers explore this exotic region of the world!
    Expertise:
  • Africa Travel 
  • Middle East Travel
  • TARA BUFFINGTON
    Tara is an outdoors adventure enthusiast. From backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountains, to waterfall hiking in Laos, to hike-bike-rafting in Peru, to bungee jumping in New Zealand, to trekking in Nepal and Romania, to road tripping around Utah seeking out the best trails... exhilarating travel adventures have shaped Tara's perspective and are what make her heart sing.
    Expertise:
  • Backpacking
  • Active travel
  • Budget travel
  • Responsible travel
  • NAIDA DIZDAREVIC
    Naida has a passion for making each holiday unique, magical and completely stress-free. Naida is the Oz behind the curtain- while you experience the magic, she's the one creating it through a lot of hard work behind the scenes! Naida’s attention to detail makes her the perfect person to bring your dream vacation to life, there is no problem she can’t solve and as she always says “there is no dream too big, and no detail too small”

    TRAVEL Partners

    Speciality:
    • Air Travel Assistance
    Speciality:
    • Belize
    Speciality:
    • Greece
    Speciality:
    • Conservation Tours
    • Manta Rays
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