about travel that matters

We are Anne Berry and Angela Jacobus, a fun-loving, adventurous mother-daughter team. We are experts in going beyond the typical tourist experience, and our mission is to help others do the same.

After traveling much of the globe on our own, both separately and together, we have joined forces to create Travel That Matters, a company focused on creating meaningful, life-changing travel experiences that foster global connection and understanding.

We know in our bones that travel has the power to transform, especially when people travel with purpose. You make deeper connections with yourself and the world … and you have a lot more fun!

Anne and Angela’s Travel History

Anne Berry

Anne’s love of travel developed after raising her two children and leaving the safety of her long-time career. She logged a million airline miles after the age of 54 and experienced the wonders of Europe, South and Central America, and Asia.

The turning point in her relationship with travel came in 2006 when she first visited Nicaragua and transitioned from being a sight-seeing tourist to a traveler who immersed herself in the local culture.

Each time she returned home, she felt a shift. She had more confidence, a renewed desire to be of service, more appreciation for her Western lifestyle advantages, and less focus on the mundane worries that once occupied her mind. Words cannot describe how travel has enriched her life.

Angela Jacobus

Angela has been traveling internationally since she was (literally) a baby, but like her mother, her true love affair with travel developed a bit later in life. Her turning point happened at the age of 30 when she planned a four-week solo trip to France. When she returned to her corporate job, everyone noticed the profound positive shift that had taken place in her. Like Anne, she, too, had more confidence, more gratitude and a fresh perspective on just about everything.

That shift eventually compelled Angela to live abroad. She spent two years in South Korea and one year in Bangladesh teaching English. During that time, she increased the number of countries stamped in her passport from 8 to 18 (and counting), and learned about the effects, both positive and negative, of tourism. She realized that her most valuable and memorable travel stories were not gathered at the big tourist spots (although she wouldn’t want to miss them!), but in the conversations and friendships that she developed with the people she met along the way.

Working With Anne and Angela

We both share a strong attention to detail and dedication to providing a high standard of service. We both have a knack for asking the right questions and coming up with creative itineraries.

Our clients often seem surprised by how easy it is to work with us and truly appreciate our willingness to make sure they get exactly what they want.

When you plan a journey with Travel That Matters, you can trust that Anne and Angela will be able to handle all aspects of the trip and make your adventures safe, comfortable, meaningful and fun.

Occasionally, we have the privilege of leading women’s groups. This short video reveals a bit about our “WHY.”