Who We Are
We are an owner/operated highly experienced small team of extremely dedicated , hard-working and committed individuals hell bent on helping our clients experience the world like they’ve never imagined or dreamed possible.
We are experts in our style of travel, specialists in nature-based active complex travel in Africa, Antarctica, Latin America, Alaska, Australia and New Zealand.
Our professional careers started in East Africa in the safari business so that will always be the core of who we are. Safari is swahili for 'journey' and we believe the origins of 'adventure travel'. What made safaris so unique was the combination of big game wildlife, surrounded by indigenous cultures and five-star rustic luxury in remote wilderness locales. This is the style of experience we use as our guideline for all the destinations around the world. Adventure by day luxury by night is our motto!
Former bush pilot, safari guide, camp operator, Antarctica logistics queen and Nomad. We’ve lived it, wake up thinking about it, go to bed dreaming about it and do it every day all day long for decades - it is who we are! We know this business inside because we started at the bottom and worked our way up all along the way.
We are a committed team of travel obsessed individuals who dream and deliver on the ultimate travel experiences worldwide. If you can dream we can do it!
What We Do
Outside GO exists to guide you and your loved ones in planning your ultimate adventures.
Outside GO works on your behalf, tailoring the perfect trip for you, your time frame, your interests and your budget.
Outside GO team are the experts on where to go, when to go and how to go, one size DOES NOT FIT ALL.
One of the most important parts of what we do is taking the time to get to know you - only then can be plan and curate the most incredible adventure for you.
This is YOUR TRIP - YOUR STORY to tell - give us a call when it is time to create your own story!
If you can dream it, GO can plan it.
Chip Cunningham met Sandy Ingram when she was just nineteen. The pair were both working in Gstaad, Switzerland; Chip as a tennis pro and ski instructor, Sandy a champagne girl at the local bar. Chip was taken with her beauty and South African accent (Sandy is fourth generation South African), and as soon as Sandy finished her studies at Oxford, the two traveled across the American west together camping their way through the national parks. With barely enough money for gas, they finally landed in Santa Fe where Sandy’s godfather lived. They soon realized their dream of owning a ranch had a better chance of coming to fruition if they moved back to Africa, so they packed their bags and relocated to Kenya. Back then, Africa symbolized romance, exotic culture, danger, and of course great place to be a pilot–Chip’s pastime. It still does today.
The pair found the perfect opportunity in a lodge that had just burned to the ground—Ol Donyo Wuas (now named Ol Donyo Lodge) at the foot of Kilimanjaro in Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa. When they arrived, the buildings were still smoldering. But only four months later, they had built a home from the ashes with Sandy handling the guests, Chip flying the bush plane. Their love of Africa eventually evolved into owning the travel company Uncharted Outposts, which has now grown into Outside GO.
Chip and Sandy are once again based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and continue to share their love of adventure travel with our clients ever since.
Experienced and authentic, our dedicated team is here for you every step of the way. We want to inspire you to get outside and push beyond your existing comfort level to live big, go deep, and ultimately feel more alive. Because the root of adventure travel is about more than sipping mai-tais on the beach.
What Sets Us Apart
Where the owner of the lodge is often your host. Where you come eye-to- eye with an giraffe over morning coffee. Where your guides make you an insider. Where the views simply take your breath away. This is what it feels like to travel with Outside GO. You’ll arrive home soul-satisfied, replenished, and inspired. What’s more, by traveling with GO you will always be supporting the local economy and ecology, no matter your destination. This is the mission of Outside GO. We take you to the backside of the mountain where the untracked powder is the pristine area of Africa, away from the tourist where the animals are wild to the roads less traveled—where you are the only one for miles– yet never alone. Chip, Sandy and their passionate team are looking forward to creating a custom active and alive adventure of your dreams.
What We Believe
We believe in living big and going deep…
with adventures that make us feel alive
with the freedom to do what you want to do
because we’re all seeking nature
with a bit of romance to inspire us all
connected to one big story we each get to write
as authentic & stylish as possible
that preserving our planet is a necessity
we can all make a difference
We are located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the most beautiful places on earth. We chose this destination specifically for what we wanted out of life when we returned stateside from Africa. With the backdrop of the stunning Sangre de Cristo Mountains, we share our inspiration for the great outdoors and an active lifestyle with our clients. On any given weekend, you can find us skiing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, or otherwise exploring the beautiful southwest.
We are located in beautiful Santa Fe at Outside Plaza the headquarters of the Outside brand (magazine, online, events, film and travel). Please stop in to see us if you are ever in town and learn more about our incredible trips.
400 Market Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA