Hello, My name is Samantha Ritchie and I am happy to be here as a consultant for your travelling needs. Let me get you started on experiencing the best time of your life! Travelling is priceless and there is no better time to start than now.
I began my travel career over 20 years ago. My first memories of travel come from visiting western Europe. Spain, Italy, Switzerland and France gave me the first glimpse of what my future would hold, but even before then I knew I would explore the far corners of the world.
I became a Certified Travel Agent after graduating from McConnell travel school in 1994. A few years later I received my BOA at Northern Arizona University in International Relations, with a minor in Asian Studies. SE and SW Asia were my focus.
I have lived, studied and traveled in Asia for almost a decade. I have also had my adventures in Europe and the Middle East, but Asia is where I made my home for almost a decade.
A few of my homes have been Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Bali and China. When I had free time I traveled other SE Asian countries. I enjoyed connecting with the locals! I ate street food, shopped the night markets and lived like a local. I enjoy soft and hard adventure, ethnic food and languages which is probably why I have such a travel bug. I love experiencing what the world has to offer and I hold some of the most memorable adventures of my life in Asia and the Middle East.
I am an experienced destination specialist in Asia, the Middle East, Ireland and Scotland. I graduated from McConnell Travel School with a certificate in Travel & Tourism and a degree in International Relations with an emphasis on Asian studies. I research and plan active adventure & luxury trips to Qatar, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Asia, Ireland & Scotland. I provide authentic, experiential journeys that are unique to each destination. I work with trusted suppliers that are in-country and know the ins and outs, so you'll get the most unique and satisfying experience possible and because I have first-hand experience in these destinations, I can offer invaluable information that might have gone amiss elsewhere. Myself and my suppliers promote sustainable travel and well-being, so future travelers will also be able to enjoy these destination’s wonders. I'll engage as much as needed in order to find out your true travel passions and desires. I’m not looking for a sale. I’m looking to build relationships, so you'll remain loyal and refer active newcomers to Indo Bleu Travel. In addition, I will be your advocate before, during and after you return from your journey.
My destination expertise makes me a great resource for you. I understand if you have never traveled overseas to a far-away country where people don't speak the same language; however, I can provide professional guidance and safety. I can also assist in making your vacation seamless, efficient and worth your time and money.
"Curiosity makes life so much fun. Once you lose that, all the joy diminishes."
~ Ethan Hawke
Indo Bleu Travel specializes in travel to Asia, the Middle East, Ireland and Scotland. We provide experiential, authentic, soft adventure, cultural immersion trips. Indo Bleu Travel gets to know you and provides highly personalized journeys and packages. Indo Bleu Travel’s emphasis is on sight-doing not simply sightseeing. Indo Bleu Travel promotes local restaurants and businesses where clients can experience and connect with the local culture and destination. We provide journeys for travelers who like to travel with purpose, are aware of sustainable travel and want to support local communities. Indo Bleu Travel seeks to connect active adventure & luxury travelers with accommodations and activities that suit the travelers unique needs and wants, so that you will remain a loyal customer.