Our Values

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”                        – Mark Jenkins

About Us

Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to consider going abroad with Different Drummer Travel. If you are curious about our company, what we stand for, and where we hope to go, then please read below. If after reading this section, you still have questions about the Mission of Different Drummer Travel, Our Vision for the future, or Our History, then please Contact Us directly, and we will be more than willing to answer your questions. Thank you and happy travels!

Our Mission

At Different Drummer Travel, LLC we strive to bridge the cultural gap by promoting affordable alternative international experiences to people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our Vision

We at Different Drummer Travel are working towards a world where equality reigns, where widespread poverty is a distant memory, where prejudices based upon ignorance are no longer the standard, and where we are all accountable for each other.

Our History

Different Drummer Travel, LLC is an alternative travel organization that is registered as a Limited Liability Company in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The idea for Different Drummer Travel, LLC came several months after founder Danita M. Walton returned home from a yearlong international work, volunteer, and language study. Her adventure took her to three continents and half a dozen countries; with two of these organizations now being partner organizations that Different Drummer Travel clients may visit.

After paying off the enormous debt that she’d accumulated, she decided to begin her own travel organization, which would be an affordable alternative to traditional travel programs available. It is her desire, and the purpose of this organization, to add variety to the demographics within the international traveling community – which she realized wouldn’t happen after paying for several programs that were exorbitantly priced in order to compensate for the overhead costs of the domestic third party organizations used. It is pertinent that the programs are accessible to a larger income bracket, which is what Different Drummer Travel has been able to accomplish, through convenient payment plans and lower program fees.

In each country she took note of the lack of diversity among the volunteers. The majority of the program participants were either young adults with well off parents that could afford to pay the hefty price tag of living in a foreign country, or young professionals that could afford their own tuition. There was also very little ethnic diversity within the volunteer groups. Being the only minority, she felt that it was imperative to increase the numbers of low income or older individuals that would love to have an international experience, but that just cannot afford it or feel that they would be out of place. Different Drummer Travel is working hard to change these statistics and to unlock the world for those who thought they’d never have the opportunity

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