Joe Diaz is the co-founder of AFAR, the leading media brand for and by travelers who care. Founded by Joe and Greg Sullivan in 2009, AFAR inspires, guides, and empowers travelers to have enriching experiences that make a positive impact on the world. Through its flagship magazine, AFAR, its digital platform, afar.com, its non-profit foundation, Learning Afar, and its deep commitment to sustainability as a public benefit company, AFAR fulfills its mission by enriching the lives of travelers, directly supporting and contributing to the communities visited, and minimizing the negative effects on our planet.
AFAR is currently the third fastest growing media company (+2.5MM MUV’s) with the third most affluent audience (median HH Net Worth $1.1MM) in all of measured media, according to IPSOS.
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On this episode, Joe shares his one way ticket to “travel as a force for good”. He also highlights AFAR’s origins and offerings, why taxi drivers are a portal to spontaneity and surprise, and how it’s not about the number of countries you’ve been to – but the number of kitchen tables you’ve sat at in those countries.
Plus, to mark The One Way Ticket Show’s upcoming 10th Anniversary in March 2022, during our conversation, Joe highlighted 10 Afar Experiences to inspire us. They are: Cairo, Johannesburg, Sydney, Mexico City, Montreal, Charleston, New Orleans, Bermuda, Napa and Tokyo (with a corresponding story of a most unique man there who made the Afar Experience there a real “experience”!).