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Orbridge Celebrates 15 Years!

We are excited to announce that 2023 marks Orbridge's 15-year anniversary! 

Since its inception in 2008, Orbridge has grown from a three member staff to the agile 40+ person (and growing) team it is today.

Founded in 2008 by Jim Staples, a veteran of the alumni travel industry, Orbridge’s mission remains to provide each and every guest with specially curated, exciting, and educationally rich travel programs, resulting in memories that will last a lifetime. Our team's fundamental goal is to usher guests from their initial reservation through to an unparalleled adventure, exceeding expectations along the way.

Orbridge has taken guests to 40+ destinations on six continents, including exclusive voyages in the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica, gastronomic discoveries throughout Europe, natural history focused expeditions in the U.S. national parks, and deluxe rail and land programs through both iconic and little-known locales. We are continually grateful to our endlessly inquisitive and inspired guests who trust in us to provide an exceptional experience.

Our success story is not complete without the support of our partners. During these 15 years, Orbridge has cultivated partnerships with more than 140 alumni associations and non-profit organizations, allowing us to develop a loyal following of their members as well as many independent travelers. Not only have these individuals made us a part of their lives, they have helped us reach out to the world, spreading the word more effectively than any promotional means.

Thank you to everyone who has helped Orbridge get to where we are today. We strive daily to continue to excel for you as we explore new adventures this year and beyond!

"Looking back on the ebb and flow of the past 15 years, I am especially grateful for our loyal guests and our dedicated and thoughtful staff, all of whom are passionate about seeing the world through the lens of curiosity and meaningful engagement. It's also a privilege to be a part of this close knit collective of like minded travel professionals in the educational travel community. We all share a common goal—to meet our guests' enthusiasm with our own."  ~Jim Staples