We Believe...

We believe that community is vital to recovery and that meaningful, experiential travel helps build that community. Choose Life Sober Adventures is a group of like-minded people in pursuit of authentic travel with others. It is with this philosophy in mind that we head out into the world together.

Tristan Klimak: President

Tristan Klimak, with his innovative spirit and dedication to empowering individuals, steps into the role of stewarding Choose Life Sober Adventures into its next chapter. His personal journey with addiction and recovery aligns seamlessly with the company’s mission, promising to uphold its legacy of community and adventure.

“Travel has been an integral part of my life.  However, traveling sober presents challenges most people aren’t aware of.  Being able to travel in a way that supports my journey and chosen lifestyle allows me to enjoy the trip with a community of like-minded individuals.” says Mr. Klimak.

Tristan’s passion for travel and entrepreneurship runs deep, as he grew up immersed in the travel industry. As the son of Amanda Klimak, co-owner of Largay Travel, Tristan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. His upbringing instilled in him a profound appreciation for the transformative power of travel and the importance of creating meaningful connections with others.

Now, with its new affiliation with Largay Travel, Choose Life Sober Adventures gains access to an unparalleled network of luxury travel resources, elevating its offerings to new heights of excellence and sophistication. As a Virtuoso member, Largay Travel brings decades of expertise and a commitment to personalized service, ensuring that every journey with Choose Life Sober Adventures is a seamless blend of luxury and empowerment.

“I am thrilled to embark on this journey with Choose Life Sober Adventures,” says Mr. Klimak of his ownership. “This company represents more than just travel; it’s about transformation, resilience, and the power of community. With our new affiliation with Largay Travel, we are poised to offer unparalleled experiences that redefine the possibilities of sober living.”
Under Tristan’s leadership, Choose Life Sober Adventures will continue to offer and expand on a diverse range of curated trips and experiences, from serene nature retreats to exhilarating outdoor adventures. The focus remains on fostering personal growth, building meaningful connections, and celebrating the joy of sober living.

About Our Founder: Cole Bressler

The wreckage of addiction led our founder into recovery, but connection and community kept him there and carries him through. In sobriety, he has gained something he had been seeking his entire life—a community of friends.

Cole Bressler was born into a travel-industry family and had visited 40 countries and states by the time he graduated from high school. At just age four he watched from his family’s safari truck as lions prowled the savannas of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. In northern Canada, at age five, he witnessed polar bears lumber across the snowy tundra. And by age eight he was kayaking through the fjords of Alaska’s Prince William Sound as whales and seals cruised the icy waters. Travel is in his blood. So, too, is addiction.

Like so many others, Cole moved to Los Angeles seeking recovery, and it didn’t take long for him to recognize that programs and therapy were only as effective as the community they created. It was the people at his side in recovery who kept him rooted in LA. But even with a new and happy home, Cole never lost his travel bug and the draw of exploration still tugged at him.

And there’s where he found a problem. For those in recovery who also carry a wanderlust, travel can be hard, as so many travel activities revolve around substances. To get back to travel, Cole realized, he needed to bring his community with him on the road. With like-minded people around him, he would feel safe.

It was at the confluence of these two important elements of his life – wanderlust and addiction – that Cole formulated Choose Life Sober Adventures (CLSA). Our mission is to merge our deep desire for exploration and discovery with our passion for the unity that we’ve experienced in the recovery community. We’ve come to understand that isolation is the enemy, and while travel brings us wondrous new experiences that are vital to us as beings, taking the journey alone can be scary and detaching.

CLSA launched on the one-year anniversary of Cole’s sobriety, and it opened a new chapter for him and for the recovery community. One where sober travelers can journey in the company of like-minded individuals, sharing authentic international experiences while maintaining the vital routine of meetings and mindfulness. And, importantly, the routine of community.

Choose community. Choose adventure. Choose life.

Cole Bressler Choose Life Sober Adventures

Cole and his girlfriend Triana exploring Yellowstone National Park.