We have an insatiable love for travel, always making sure to fill our travels with adventure. No matter if we are exploring locally or internationally. Between the two of us we have travelled to 45 countries and while being transformed by each new trip we take, there were clear themes that we are passionate about, that emerged.
We have never returned from our travels without being deeply inspired by someone we have met, something we have experienced or everything that we have seen.
A passion for Culture: the understanding of it, immersing ourselves in it and the preservation of it.
Traveling and living sustainably are things we strive for as we have come to realise the impact we have on this world.
It might come as no surprise then, that we are both tourism professionals and have been in the industry for more than 10 years. We hope that you will enjoy these stories, experiences and adventures with us. And that you, yourself, will be motivated to go and explore more, be inspired and of course, repeat.
THE STORY OF MY LIFE…
Wherever I am people always ask me about my accent and where am I from?
I was born in Argentina and grew up in a small city in the middle of the Andes in Cusco, Peru.
My family and I spent most of my childhood traveling between Peru and Argentina to visit family in both countries, these trips installed the sense of exploration in me and the confidence to start traveling by myself later in life.
I always knew I wanted to see the world and I needed to find a way to make that happen, I studied Tourism Management at the local University and fell in love with the idea of how the travel industry can bring positive change to the world.
I worked really hard to achieve my goals and became an international tour leader for G Adventures.
The opportunities kept coming and I kept saying yes. This took me to travel further than I could ever imagine. Many years later I am living in Cape Town, happily married and travel remains an essential part of my career.
As I run through the memories in my mind it is hard to imagine how much has happened over the years.
Born and bred in South Africa, I grew up on a farm in the Free State province, later moving to the Western Cape where I finished school.
Completing my Tourism Management studies in Stellenbosch, a brief stint in the wine industry and then onto African roads leading overland camping trips.
Moving to Cape Town and starting in the Operations department of G Adventures SA, being part of the core team to start-up a business that lead to years of experience in people & logistics management and many more adventures.
What I love most about all of it is that it has always involved change, adventure and A LOT of travel, filled with new life changing experiences. I look forward to what is to come!
Our journey started in Kenya at a work conference. Little did we know this first meeting was only the beginning of the rest of our lives together.
After our first meeting we did the long distance thing for 2 years traveling to some of the greatest destinations – South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Canada, Argentina (Patagonia), Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.
We spent some quality times together to get to know each other better. We realized that this was it, the person we have been searching for our whole lives.
We tied the knot in Peru in 2014, have traveled & explored numerous countries together to once again realise that travel is part of who we are and an absolute passion that we share.
Domestic or International, weekend or month – we grab every opportunity to travel and explore locally and globally. All forms of accommodation and experience are welcome although we do favour the outdoors, cultural and adventure travel above all.
The story has been in making since the day we met and we continue to add to it daily.