Dear Valpas member,
As you well know, we exist to advance thoughtful travel. On the surface, it means enabling every traveller to enjoy the living world with confidence. But at root, ‘enjoying the world’ means that first there needs to exist a world worth enjoying. And ‘with confidence’ means that there needs to be confidence over time that our travels can regenerate the living world, rather than consume it.
This is not easy - and marinating in the bad news media so often feeds us makes it just worse. That’s why we started this member newsletter. Twice a month, together with a bulletin of new members and selected close-up stories of the 150+ strong community, we will share positive news from the worlds of travel, design, technology and science. Stories that animate, rather than debilitate. Always inspirational, occasionally actional. We hope you will find joy in it.