Hello

Hi! 

My name is Kate Bispham and I'm the founder of Detailed Journeys! It has definitely not been a linear path to get here, having started the company in 2018, and then registering our LLC in February, 2020. Yes... mere weeks before the world came to a grinding halt. Two and a half years later here we are, having launched our first trip on August 3, 2022!

 

I've had a strong passion for travel from an early age, finding that it often teaches lessons we don't gain in a classroom while also building life-long community & connections. That passion led me to an international studies degree and the desire to provide those experiences for others. 

 

Previously I have coordinated group tours to multiple destinations including Colombia, Acadia National Park, New Hampshire, and Iceland. I have personally traveled to over 39 countries. Some of my favorite adventures have taken place in Turkey, Slovenia, Chile, Croatia, Kenya, Guatemala, Italy, and France. 

 

When it comes to planning travel, my approach has always been to take care of the details so you can focus on what matters most. Right now I'm a badass one-woman operation, but as Detailed Journeys grows we will continue to center that mindset as we craft unique and exciting adventures for you to enjoy!

Kate Bispham, founder of Detailed Journeys, smiles while walking through a garden in autumn.
Cheetah stands in a dead tree looking into the distance.

Mission

Our mission is to create a better overall travel experience for both aspiring and seasoned travelers through our detailed and value-centric approach to trip organization, onsite community building, and unique, creative, fun-filled itineraries.

Vision

We strive to have a passionate team crafting unique, adventurous trips and building community that will lead to a loyal base of returning, inspired travelers. Create access to travel opportunities through education and funding. For both us and our customers to be always learning and growing from our travel experiences.

Lighthouse in Maine stands at the end of a granite breakwater against a blue sky with white clouds.
View out of plane window with clouds, blue ocean, and forested islands below.

Company Values

  • Passion for travel

  • High-level of quality

  • Show our integrity 

  • Respect & inclusion are a given

  • Adventurous experiences

  • Fun atmosphere

  • Proactive work-ethic

  • Intuitive approach

  • Creative style

  • Thorough organization

  • Continuous learning

  • Value-centric operations

We Also

Are actively: 

  • Unpacking our biases

  • Striving to be anti-racist 

  • Working to be an inclusive business at all levels

  • Trying to not work with foreign, large independent third parties in the areas we visit whenever possible

Support: 

  • Housing first model

  • Universal healthcare

  • Immediate & strong action on climate change

  • Reproductive rights

  • Access to education, including accurate history

  • Getting big money out of politics

  • Safe consumption sites

Know that:

  • Black lives matter

  • Love is love

  • Trans women are women

  • Gender is a spectrum 

Cobblestone street in Guatapé Colombia lined with colorful homes.