About Off the Map Travels

Off the Map Travels was founded in 2011 with one aim: to make independent travel more fulfilling.

Putting together your own travel itinerary can be a real challenge. In today’s climate, it is difficult to distinguish the yet-to-be-discovered highlights from the all-too-common tourist traps; at least until it’s too late. But our expert knowledge and personal experience can help you get it right every time.

A boutique global network

We work one-on-one with independent travelers to ensure they get the most out of their trip. We offer expert advice, help plan and book your personalized travel adventure, and give you support during and after your trip. As a member of ATTA (the Adventure Travel and Trade Association), and as an Independent Agent for Travel Quest & TravelMakers, we have access to an exclusive network of global travel partners who can provide amazing experiences that are rarely – if ever – available to independent travelers.


Sara with Andy Garcia, Director of his pueblo’s youth dance troupe, regalia maker, and spiritual leader. In Andy Garcia’s home at the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in New Mexico.

Meet Sara Nakash

Off the Map Travels was set up by Sara Nakash; an independent & solo traveler with a passion for learning about varied cultures. She continues to travel the world (and her native USA), interacting with local communities, seeking out authentic meals, and collecting local musical instruments. Highlights of her recent travels include having her fortune read in kola nuts by a voodoo priest in Benin, taking part in the Trongsa Tshechu in Bhutan, and enjoying a home-cooked Native American meal in New Mexico.

We loved working with Sara and are looking forward to a wonderful trip that she put together for us – on time and on budget. Definitely will use her again! – Chris & Mike, Destination: Puerto Rico

If you’re looking for similarly unique experiences, Off the Map Travels can help. Contact us today.