Our Approach

to Mindful Adventure Travel

What do we mean when we say “Mindful Adventure Travel?” We believe the best way to recalibrate yourself is to experience a trip that involves three core principles:

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Immersion in Nature

Our trips feature a complete immersion in nature. We believe this is the best way of connecting to ourselves and the natural environments around us.

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We believe a great way to combat burnout is to incorporate adventure and physical activity over multiple days. This enables us to engage our bodies alongside our minds and ignite a true mind+body recalibration.


Your Recal Coach will be your guide for the mindfulness elements of the trip. We will practice guided breathwork, meditation, and possibly some yoga. There will also be time set aside for unguided mindfulness and self-discovery.

Hear from our founder, Anthony Lorubbio, as he explains what Mindful Adventure Travel is and how our growing disconnection with nature and burnout are related:

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Who We Are

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Anthony Lorubbio, the founder of Recal, is part of the new breed of purpose-driven, social entrepreneur.

He is a two-time founder, three-time CEO, and formerly burned out executive. At the beginning of 2021, amidst his own bout with burnout, Lorubbio took a pause, reconnected with his authentic self through breathwork, nature, and mindfulness practices, and founded Recal to help people that are facing a similar situation.

His winding path through the grind of modern life finally gave way to clarity when he was introduced to the concept of the Modern Human Condition. It explains that there is a disconnect between the way humans live in today’s modern world, versus how we biologically (over many years of evolution) adapted to live. This simple fact contributes to so many of the physical and mental ailments we face today, including chronic stress, anxiety, and burnout.

Under Lorubbio’s direction, Recal has designed guided, retreat-style trips that reconnect with nature and ourselves as humans. By utilizing these mindful and adventurous experiences in the outdoors, you are able to recalibrate your mind and body to better navigate modern life’s stressors and challenges.

You can follow Anthony’s journey with Recal on LinkedIn or Instagram.

Our Approach

to Outfitter Partnerships

As we mentioned, each trip is co-hosted by a curated group of independently-owned and operated, racially-inclusive, and sustainability-minded outfitters. Here is a bit more insight to what we mean by that and why we choose to work with outfitters that share similar values. If you want to see what specific outfitters we partner with for any particular trip, check the trip details on each dedicated trip page.

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Independently-Owned and Operated

We work exclusively with independently-owned and operated outfitters. It's our belief that this kind of partner offers a better trip experience, local knowledge, and the best value for all trip attendees.

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Our goal is to increase racial equity and inclusion in the outdoor industry among Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. Our outfitter partners and guides are in this fight with us, upholding a commitment to change.

Our Commitment: a 25% BIPOC traveler base by 2025

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We work with outfitters that are committed to acting as stewards of both the education and practical application of traveling in an eco-friendly, sustainable, and regenerative way.

Our Core Values

Radical Honesty

We are committed to exercising radical honesty in the way we do business. This starts with how much we disclose about our trips and outfitters and ends with your honest feedback for what we can do better.
Too often, the lack of transparency and cryptic language clouds travel providers and partners. We do things differently.

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100% Remote Workforce

We use technology to be productive while on the move. You'll find us testing out our next trip concept or meeting in-person with an outfitter partner — all to ensure we deliver the best experience for you.

You know you're in the right place if you:

  • are experiencing work-induced stress, fatigue, or burnout
  • are up for multiple days of adventure, but happy to leave technical details to expert local guides
  • consider mindfulness an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but haven’t yet given it a try
  • prefer to venture deep into nature and deliberately choose a remote place off the beaten path
  • define the success of a trip by how refreshed, recharged, and ‘recalibrated’ you feel when it’s over

If this seems like something for you, we encourage you to join our community.