While I go around I dream about a group of men and women from all over the world that would constitute archipelago of humans with wider understandings. Wandering and extravagant, in search of new configurations, distant from usual cultural field. New mental energies. Fresh air would blow through the world.
— Kenneth White
The Travel Club is a travel community, an internet magazine about geoculture and a database of knowledge on independent travel.
We see traveling as a tool for building a culture of solidarity and understanding. An instrument for developing mental attitude and sensibility. A key to gaining an intimate understanding of our common planet and creating personal bonds with the world. A means to fight against prejudice, human stupidity and hatred, against borders around us and within us. The creative drive of an artist, the joy of an explorer, the passion of a cartographer who draws her unique map adding mountains, seas, ships, fish, instruments, houses, satellites, horses and people.
The Travel Club was founded in early 2005. In the meantime we've published a book of travel stories (Unbeaten paths, crowdfunded, 17 authors, in Serbo-Croatian), carried out a number of expeditions, lectures, talks and photo exhibitions, and organized four Travel Houses providing free accommodation to 1,000+ travelers. Our latest book, Bantustan, was published in May 2015.
Our website consists of a forum, a collection of articles and a knowledge database. However, 99% of all the contents are in Serbo-Croatian-Bosnian-Montenegrin language, as the Club originated in this part of the Balkans, where most of our travel community comes from.
With more than 11.000 registered members, our forum is the largest travel community in the Balkans. We would like to grow and have members from all over the world.
The Travel Club is a non-profit. Any money that comes our way is reinvested into the Club.