It was only a matter of time before one of us was enterprising enough to make the leap: this month, one of New York’s most connected editor-storytellers officially transitions from writing about one-off, life-changing travel experiences to creating them for the lucky few. Prior (; annual membership $2,500), a new membership-based travel club, is the brainchild of seasoned editor-at-large David Prior, a Manhattan-based Australian with a network reaching from Ladakh to Leblon. At the core of his offering are experiences that, as he says, “distill the essence” of a destination into something truly memorable – and are also beneficial to the people who live there; every trip funds, in part or fully, grants to local charities, while Knowledge, the club’s onsite-content resource, draws upon an impressive roster of contributors to showcase small local businesses. If your interest is piqued by a picnic in Paris created by a top chef, behind-the-scenes access to the Feria de Abril in Seville or sleeping in a private treehouse in the Amazon, Prior’s your man.