About Us

Nanda Journeys offers theme-focused trips to global destinations that speak to your interests, bringing together travelers with purpose and passion to explore the world in an meaningful way.
Founded by an avid traveler and expert with over 25 years in the travel industry, Nanda Journeys creates immersive and engaging travel experiences for those looking for authentic travel, stepping beyond the tourist scene.

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We have evolved from tourists to travelers in recent years and our lives, and those of others, are enriched when we engage with the local community, and create bonds of friendships that span decades. We provide travel for people with purpose and passion.



Our Philosophy 

As we spread our wings and grow, I want to hear from you. Please let me know about your own journey and don’t hesitate to call me with feedback or ideas for our next journey.
Globally yours,


Nicola Balmain
Founder – Nanda Journeys


Our story: A word from Nicola


I founded Nanda Journeys as I have long yearned to make a difference in the lives of others. I am an avid traveler who has been working in the travel industry for over 25 years, both in the US & UK. I have visited 43 countries and having conquered 6 of the 7 glorious continents (once all in the same year!) Meeting people in their daily environment has opened up a world of friendships and memories for me -  I want to share my experiences with others and facilitate creating unique experiences for them.


At Nanda Journeys, we create travel programs for the diverse, adventurous explorer united in a desire: to not only experience a destination, but to truly experience a culture and connect with its people, visiting unexplored, off-the-beaten path destinations, that provide an opportunity to give back, and make a meaningful difference in the communities they visit.  

 
So why Nanda Journeys? Nanda is a Sanskrit word that means joy and happiness. This seemed to aptly fit what I was striving to achieve in my new business for both myself and other travelers.