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Exciting New Adventure for Neurodivergent Young Adults with Alex Stratikis

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 We are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration that promises an unforgettable experience for young neurodivergent adults interested in travel. Alex Stratikis, a passionate travel writer and advocate for neurodiversity, has teamed up with Divergent Adventures to host a 5-day epic adventure to Arizona and the Grand Canyon this November. This unique opportunity is designed for up to eight young adults or university students, offering a fully guided, all-inclusive trip (excluding travel to and from Arizona) that will inspire, educate, and exhilarate. 

Unveiling the Grand Canyon Adventure

This 6-day, 5-night adventure kicks off with a virtual adventure learning center course consisting of four 1.5-hour sessions prior to the trip. This preparatory course ensures participants are well-equipped and excited for the journey ahead. 

The adventure begins in Mesa, Arizona, and includes visits to breathtaking locations such as the Sonoran Desert, Sedona, and the iconic Grand Canyon. Participants will experience the thrill of hiking the Grand Canyon’s South Kaibab Trail, exploring the ruins of Wupatki, and immersing themselves in the natural beauty of Red Rock Country. 

Meet Alex Stratikis

Alex Stratikis is an inspiring twenty-something travel writer, blogger, and consultant who has visited 65 countries. His unique perspective as an individual on the autism spectrum enriches his travel experiences and storytelling. Alex’s passion for sharing his adventures makes him the perfect guide for this incredible journey. 

“I’m a travel writer, blogger, and consultant with 65 countries under my belt. My passion lies in sharing experiences and stories like rare gems. Navigating this world as an individual on the autism spectrum gives me a unique perspective that I love to share with others,” says Alex. 

Challenges Neurodivergent Individuals Face While Traveling

Traveling can be particularly challenging for neurodivergent individuals due to various factors such as sensory sensitivities, social interactions, and the need for structured environments. Understanding these challenges underscores the importance of tailored travel experiences like the one Alex is offering. 

Sensory Sensitivities

Many neurodivergent individuals experience heightened sensitivity to sensory stimuli such as loud noises, strong smells, and bright lights. Airports, busy tourist attractions, and even unfamiliar hotel rooms can become overwhelming. This adventure trip is designed with these sensitivities in mind, providing a supportive and understanding environment. 

Social Interactions

Navigating social interactions in new and unfamiliar places can be daunting. Group travel provides a built-in support network, fostering camaraderie among participants who understand each other’s experiences. This environment can help alleviate anxiety and build social skills in a safe and supportive setting. 

Need for Structure

Neurodivergent individuals often thrive in structured environments where they know what to expect. This trip includes a detailed itinerary and pre-trip virtual sessions to ensure participants are well-prepared. Knowing the schedule and activities in advance can significantly reduce anxiety and enhance the overall travel experience. 

Why This Initiative is Important

Providing neurodivergent individuals with opportunities to explore the world in a supportive and understanding environment is crucial. It not only allows them to experience the joys of travel but also helps build confidence, independence, and social skills. Alex’s initiative with Divergent Adventures breaks down barriers and opens up a world of possibilities for neurodivergent young adults. 

Save on Your Booking

A $300 discount is available for all bookings received by June 30th. The total cost per participant is $2,998, but with the discount, it’s only $2,698. A $500 deposit is required to secure your spot. For full information, including the itinerary, visit the Divergent Adventures website. 

Adventure Dates

Dates: November 5-10, 2024 

Participants: 8 adult guests 

Cost: $2,998 per person (discounted to $2,698 if booked by June 30th) 

Join Alex Stratikis and Divergent Adventures for an unforgettable journey through Arizona’s most spectacular landscapes. This is a rare opportunity to travel, learn, and grow in a supportive and enriching environment.  

 

by divershines

by divershines

Alex Stratikis

Alex Stratikis

Instagram: @autismadventuresabroad
Website: https://autismadventuresabroad.com/
Language: English

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