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THE IMBARC MEMBERSHIP


Open your eyes to the world around you

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN iMBARC MEMBER

The iMBARC membership is for curious-minded people with a desire to thoughtfully connect with the world around them. With so much content available today (and increasingly limited free-time on our hands), it’s near impossible to know where to find enriching sources of insight, information and inspiration that you can trust. That’s where being an iMBARC member comes in. With this membership, you will have unlimited access to all of our carefully curated content to spark your wanderlust and deepen your appreciation of everything that makes our world such a remarkable place. 

CURATED KNOWLEDGE, TRUSTED INSIGHT

We know exactly what our members will love because we were founded by the very same audience that we cater to - worldly wanderers with a taste for luxury and an appetite for the unknown. Our lifestyle recommendations and travel guides cater to those who enjoy the finer qualities of life, but more importantly, who seek a meaningful relationship with culture both at home and around the world. When it comes to the content that we feature, we don’t just include the top luxury hotels, latest blockbusters or bestselling novels because everybody’s talking about them. Instead, we like to lead you to the lesser-known things that you may have never heard of. We might suggest a campsite in the middle of a desert, a literary essay on the theme of exploration or a hole-in-the-wall oyster shack on the Alaskan coast – or sometimes we might actually recommend that five-star resort that you keep hearing about because, well, it really is worth the hype.


HERE’S WHAT YOU GET

As an iMBARC member, not only will you gain unlimited access to our ever-growing library of lifestyle recommendations, travel stories and exclusive interviews, but you’ll also enjoy benefits such as immersive audio experiences, book, film and brand recommendations, and additional booking support for all of our trips. We’re always working to add new features to our membership so you can be sure that there will always be something fresh to discover.

JOURNEY: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR WAY

For a healthy dose of escapism from home or to spark ideas for your next adventure, our Journey travel stories take you from the mystical jungles in South America to the humbling fjords in Norway. And for when you’re ready to book your next trip? We’ve got just the thing. Each Journey travel story can be downloaded in PDF format, listing out the key hotels, activities, restaurants and flights that you need to book to recreate the trip for yourself. Or if you want more hands-on support, we provide that for our members too . . .

YOUR VERY OWN TRAVEL EXPERT

Only iMBARC members have access to our travel expert who can help you tailor and book any of the trips that you see on our site, whether it’s a hotel booking, full itinerary that you’ve seen on our site, or even a completely bespoke trip that you’ve conjured up yourself. With their booking support, you’ll even be treated to some extra touches (think breakfasts and late check outs).
VISIT: INSPIRE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

Looking for the inside scoop on a city or destination? Our iMBARC members have unlimited access to our favourite places to eat, stay and visit around the world. If you’ve ever been curious about a place – here’s where you can start getting a real, authentic feel for it. And who knows? You might even be tempted to eventually book a trip there.

SCROLL: OPINIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS & HIGHLIGHTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Here’s where things get extra juicy for our members. For us, travel isn’t just about exotic destinations and bucket-list adventures; it’s about discovering something new; something that reminds you of how diverse, thrilling and alive our world is. We’re committed to guiding our members to all of these things, whether they are stories, interviews, works of art, unique experiences, conscious brands, exhibitions, books, films, podcasts . . . the list goes on. Now more than ever, we are making conscious decisions about what we choose to showcase on our platform, striving to support independent businesses and promoting environmentally conscious ways of exploring and enjoying our planet.

LISTEN: IMMERSIVE AUDIO EXPERIENCES TO TRANSPORT YOU ANYWHERE - FROM ANYWHERE

Settle down, close your eyes and prepare to be transported to destinations around the world – or on your doorstep. Our Listen city stories are designed to either be listened to as you explore a destination or as a virtual travel experience to take your imagination somewhere new for a little at-home escape. Did you know that St Martin’s in London was built by order and at the cost of Henry VIII, who disliked to see the funerals of ordinary subjects passing his palace at Whitehall? Or that the Ecole Militaire in Paris was once a farm? You’ll be amazed by the nuggets of history and knowledge you’ll amass listening to these incredible audio experiences.




Julie-Anna Vogel

YOUR VERY OWN TRAVEL EXPERT

Introducing your very own travel expert, Julie-Anna Vogel.

After visiting more than 100 countries, staying in thousands of hotels and being asked for endless travel advice, Julie-Anna knew she could help others satisfy their wanderlust. A true citizen of the world, she has lived in Canada, the UK, China, France and the USA. Now based in Canada, Julie-Anna is an independent Virtuoso Travel Advisor and is committed to guiding her clients to the most remarkable hotels, restaurants and experiences around the globe – always seeking out those special destinations with a story to tell.

We are thrilled to partner with Julie-Anna to give all members access to her travel expertise and booking services. If you’re inspired to go on one of the adventures you’ve seen on our site, and you’d like a hand in putting together, Julie-Anna and her team can tailor the itinerary and book the trip according to your needs and preferences. By booking through her, you’ll also benefit from plenty of added extras (think delicious breakfasts, room upgrades, hotel credit, late check outs and more...). She’ll also happily cater to more bespoke, full-service concierge needs if a more comprehensive service is what you're after.*

*Additional planning and booking fees apply to full travel concierge services.