About Destination: Uncharted
Destination: Uncharted designs incredible, unique travel itineraries for people like you, who dream to be immersed in authentic culture while on vacation. We specialize in curating the best ways for you to feel what it’s like to be a local when you travel. Our aim is to design vacations for travelers, not tourists, by crafting unique, personalized and amazing experiences that produce unforgettable memories.
Imagine taking a cooking class, or having locals take you around to their favorite dining spots, offering you an immediate view of the destination from a different angle. Perhaps you walk, take the subway or rent a bike, experiencing your surroundings like a native, rather than observing from a motor coach. You no longer have to imagine because Destination: Uncharted offers the ultimate immersive travel experience you’ve been yearning for.
About Vicky Malakoff
Vicky Malakoff, the founder of boutique travel agency Destination: Uncharted has been a lifelong fearless explorer who's traveled the world many times over. Under her guidance and leadership, we deliver the opportunity to anyone who wishes to see the world like a local, through the careful crafting of custom itineraries most people would never think to pursue on their own. It also helps that Vicky was born and raised in Germany, and has also lived in France and England, which qualifies her and us as your top European vacation experts.
Imagine being a 5-year-old member of an expatriate family living in Nigeria where a family vacation was a safari adventure in which you were egged on by your mom to stand just steps away from a elephant for a terrifying snapshot with your brother. Or maybe your mother is aiming her camera to photograph a giraffe in Kenya and she “accidentally” captures a perfect shot of Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Perhaps you travel to Turkey where you have the juxtaposition of the bustling bazaars of modern Turkey with the Greek ruins of Ephesos. There you reflect on how you are walking over the same flagstones that Greek soldiers trod some 2,000 years before and can scarcely wrap your mind around it. The previous describes just a fraction of some of Vicky's travel experiences as a young person that has defined her lifelong interest in travel and the reason why exotic and fearless travel is her passion.
As the founder of Destination: Uncharted, designing incredibly unique travel itineraries for people who dream to be immersed in authentic culture while on vacation is Vicky's primary goal. She has traveled the world – 35 countries and counting – and identified the best ways to visit countries in a way to that allows you to feel what it’s like to be a local.
Vicky's personal expertise has afforded her the skill set to figure out where to go, where to stay, how to get from A to B, and what to do along the way. She's always looking for ways to venture off the beaten path to find more intimate, local experiences. Imagine taking a cooking class, or having locals take you around to their favorite dining spots, offering you an immediate view of the destination from a different angle. Walking, taking the subway or renting a bike puts you on eye-level with local life, rather than observing from a motor coach. This is the definition of the ultimate immersive travel experience and Vicky is so pleased to be able create travel experiences for anyone willing to be fearless.
As travel advisers, this is the approach we offer to you. Based on an initial consultation that establishes how you like to travel and what you are passionate about, we design your dream vacation experience. Destination: Uncharted takes care of all the details – booking you into the right hotels, securing restaurant reservations, buying attraction tickets in advance to help you skip the lines, and making sure there’s someone to get you to the right place at the right time. All you have to do is show up and enjoy!