"There are two things children should get from their parents:

Roots & Wings"

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)




Formal education and early adulthood experiences are a tool for parents to fulfill this goal.  We believe this is an essential element in creating joyful, self-actualized people who will make the world a better place through their own gifts, talents, and motivation.

At Roots & Wings, our vision is to contribute empowering opportunities and spark inspiration for self-determination through travel, adventure, and education.  We can accomplish this by providing safe, high quality, customized travel that encourages lifelong education through immersion, and exceeds guest expectations.

At the end of any trip, we seek to exceed the expectations of the group leader, the students, and the loved ones invested in the results.  To this end, we commit to providing a reliable, personal, and thorough service from the planning stages through post tour follow up.  



We started this company as a way to combine our skills and experience to create a product that also reflects our values.  With over 15 years of global travel and tourism experience, we have run tours of all different shapes and sizes.  We have worked on 5 continents, coordinating, managing, and executing trips.  These trips ranged from small groups in remote wilderness for adventure sports to high volume groups in bustling cities with tight schedules, and everywhere in between.  

The knowledge and partnerships that we have gained in this time, allow us to offer greater opportunities and improved thoroughness in planning no matter what type of trip you are looking for.  We are able to speak multiple languages and have the professional experience to anticipate and exceed expectations of our customers.



Our office headquarters are currently at the foot of the Alps in Interlaken, Switzerland.  It was the joy of interacting with and providing tours for university aged visitors here that sparked the inspiration for Roots & Wings.

Destinations Available

The prime focus of our tour locations is currently the European continent with additional options in North Africa.  This is based on the bulk of requests from current university programs.  However, as our partner network, experience and resource pool is global, we are ready and willing to provide tours to other areas as well.  Some ideas may include Israel, Sub Saharan Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Iran, the United States… and more!  We look forward to traveling with you to any of these unique and incredible destinations!