Lesley Ames is founder + Chief Venturer of BonViage.com, a boutique travel company that leads people off-the-beaten-path to experience local culture and local nature around the world. Discover more here.

Since 1995, Lesley has organized off-the-beaten-path trips, traveling with small groups of like-minded people to discover a better way to travel. She is the leader of the Meet-Up group, International Sustainable Travel & Outdoor Adventure, which explores the same locally, in Chicago, Illinois and its’ surrounding region. She is certified in wilderness first-aid, able to navigate along wilderness paths and sit silent for multiple days in meditation. Lesley is an avid supporter of local small business and sustainable tourism practices.