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Looking for an adventure? Book one of our unique trips designed by travel ambassadors and locals. Speak to a travel specialist in the travelpod to customise your itinerary.

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"The slow travel concept that Kindling is promoting is what appealed to me the most. I don’t want to have to rush to visit 5 islands in one day, I like to take my time and immerse myself in the atmosphere of each place. Getting a trip tailored to this travel style was worth every penny!

Kobus Olivier

Get more insight about our key values and what we're trying to achieve at Kindling.

The Kindling philosophy

Interested in working with us? Become part of our network of travel specialists, local guides, ambassadors, tour operators and suppliers and join our efforts to turn our dream of making travel as accessible, fair and sustainable as possible into a reality. We are constantly on the lookout for amazing people, projects and businesses who share our values and passion for travel. Learn more about how we can work together here:

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Kindling — the bucket list app

Kindling is the ultimate destination for travel-loving souls from all corners of the globe. It is a place where you can ignite your wanderlust, forge connections with fellow travel enthusiasts, and conveniently book your next adventure — all in one place!

At Kindling, we believe that travel is not just a hobby, but a way of life. That's why we're committed to helping you turn your travel dreams into reality by creating custom trips that cater to your unique interests and preferences.

Share your wildest travel aspirations and bucket list ideas and connect with others who share the same passion for exploring the world. Whether you're dreaming of experiencing the vibrant culture of Rio de Janeiro, skiing in the Swiss Alps, scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the historic cities of Italy, or going on a safari in South Africa, we can design a personalised itinerary that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Don't hesitate to share your travel goals with us, and let us help you plan the adventure of a lifetime. Our team of travel specialists is here to support you every step of the way and to inspire you to dream big and travel far!

We believe that travel plays an essential part in the human experience. And while the world seems to be becoming more connected, there are many visible and invisible barriers stopping us from venturing out into the world and exploring the unknown.

By making it easy for people from all over the world to connect over their shared interests and delve into the places they visit on a deeper level, we hope to co-create a world where travel is a true win-win-win: For the traveller, the local population and the planet!

Want to know more? Learn about our Kindling philosophy or meet the team behind Kindling.

How Kindling works

Not sure where to start? Here is a step-by-step guide:

1. Become a member

Join our community of dreamers and travel enthusiasts. In a world populated by bots and fake profiles, we make it a point to keep this space as human and as authentic as possible. When it comes to connecting with others, you’ll be able to select the privacy option that fits you best so you only get the messages you want. We promise not to share your data with any third party.

2. Create your personalised traveler profile

Let your fellow travellers know who you are, where you have already been, and what languages you speak by filling out your basic profile information. In the spirit of authenticity, we kindly ask you to add a profile picture of yourself. This will make it easier for you to find and connect to like-minded travellers.

3. Start dreaming

We all know that every trip starts in our imagination. Our platform features hundreds of bucket list ideas to get you inspired and ready to start planning your next journey. You can currently see bucket list ideas from the following categories: adrenaline & daring, cultural / historic & cerebral, sensuous / romantic, spiritual (or sacred) and sublime, and gastronomic. We are constantly adding more experiences and expanding our list.

Click on the heart icon to save a particular bucket list experience to your personalised travel bucket list. Some of the bucket list ideas on our platform are already part of a trip that can be booked via Kindling. But if there is no trip yet, get in touch with us and we can design it specifically for you.

Browse through our bucket list ideas here.

Have an idea for an experience that is not on our list? Get in touch with us and we’ll add it. Then you can share it with your friends and we’ll design a custom trip for you to enjoy together.

4. Connect with like-minded travellers via our travelpods

Each bucket list idea featured on Kindling is connected to a travelpod, where you can connect with other travellers and locals interested in that particular experience.

The travelpod is a place where you can ask questions, share knowledge, and get a group together to have that experience with. Our team of travel specialists is here to bring your bucket list ideas to life.

Learn more about the travelpods here.

5. Use the private chat to find your next travel companion

In addition to the travelpods, you also have the option to connect to a fellow traveller and send them a private message.

In order to protect our community from unwanted messages, we have added three privacy options you can choose from, so you will only find wanted communication in your inbox. You can select your preferred option in Menu > Settings.

Learn more about privacy settings here.

6. Book your next trip

Ready for take off? We’re here to make your bucket list dreams come true. Book one of our existing unique trips that are linked to bucket list ideas or get in touch with us and we’ll create a custom trip for you.

Each of our trips is connected to a travelpod, where you can ask questions, share experiences and even find a travel companion to join you on your next adventure. Check out our current trips here.

Follow us on Instagram @kindlingtrips to stay updated with our upcoming trips.

Kindling trips, kindling dreams

It is our dream to make it as easy as possible for travellers to connect to each other and the places they visit in a deeper way. But we can't do it alone. In fact, we depend on every single traveller who joins our community to make this space as useful and positive as possible.

We therefore encourage you to share your experiences of places you have already visited by giving recommendations and answering questions in the travelpods.

By doing this, you are not only helping us learn about who and what we should add to our platform, but you will also play a vital role in empowering more travellers to venture out into the big wide world.

Contribute to improving Kindling

It is our goal to make this platform as useful to travellers as it can possibly be. We are currently in beta and incredibly grateful for any feedback, questions or ideas. Whether you are experiencing a technical issue, or simply want to give us feedback or tell us about an eco-hotel in Botswana we should know about - please get in touch!

Looking for adventure that's out of this world? Kindling has got your covered with our planet-wide selection of over 200 destinations. Discover exciting things you can do in each one and get inspired for your next journey.

Explore destinations

Ready to dream? Kindling features more than 100 unique bucket list ideas to get you inspired for your next adventure. Click on the heart icon to save a particular bucket list experience to your personalised travel bucket list.

Create your bucket list

Ready for take off? Make your bucket list dreams come true by booking one of our unique trips designed by influencers and locals. Speak to a travel consultant in the travelpod to customise your itinerary.

Book your next trip