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Condé Nast Traveler
December 2016

Whether its’ getting you into rarely seen pockets of Ethiopia with an anthropologist or onto out-of-bounds runs in Chile via Sno-Cat, the right “experience maker,” like one of the 164 on the following pages, will likely intuit your desires before you even know what they are. Then they’ll make them happen.

If you’re reading this magazine, chances are you want to go somewhere and do something most people haven’t. And to turn a vacation into an I’ll-tell-my-grandkids-about-this liftime high point, you need an experience maker, as we refer to them here at Condé Nast Traveler. These on-the-ground fixers don’t dole out canned itineraries. They can get you a meeting with the Dalai Lama in a Buddhist temple, rustle up a private 737 for your wedding party when their scheduled flight is canceled, and make it snow in Bethlehem. (Just kidding about that last one – or are we?)

Todd Smith
AdventureSmith Explorations

While he’s got the polar regions and the Galapagos covered, Smith also organizes trips to Croatia, Cuba, and New Zealand.

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