Growing up in the backcountry of north-western Canada, I gained a love for travel and the outdoors from an early age. I spent twelve years traveling throughout Asia, exploring the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Tibet, and more recently Croatia, Colombia, and Peru.
After founding TrekkingPartners in 2011, I started helping travelers find other like-minded people to adventure with. Now, with kimkim, we're excited to help travelers put together amazing travel experiences based around their own unique interests.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I can give advice and recommendations for anywhere in India and most regions in Nepal. I'm more familiar with the longer trekking routes, but have done many of the shorter, local treks around Nepal, Ladakh and Sikkim. Would be happy to help people looking to do the same. I'm also familiar with British Columbia's northern backcountry, if you're headed in that direction."
How did you get involved in travel?
"My first travel experience was volunteering in remote Cambodia during university. After that, I continued on to southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, and finally India where I spent 7 months wandering throughout the Indian subcontinent. Over time, it became clear that the most meaningful travel experiences were those that came about through the help and recommendations of others. In 2010, I started a website called 'Wandering India' to help facilitate such connections. In 2011, I started another site in Nepal for connecting like-minded travellers that didn't want to travel alone. Lately, I've connected with a great team in Palo Alto to continue helping people find a better way to travel."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My memories of visiting a new country or culture for the first time are hard to forget. Otherwise, it tends to be the experiences that come about unexpected that are the most memorable. To pick one, it would be visiting Tibet in March of 2006 with my girlfriend, hiking to the northern flank of Mt. Everest together, and then hitch-hiking our way back to Kathmandu from Tingri (after a long day of watching jeeps fly by us, a friendly Germany couple forced their driver to stop and pick us up)."
Featured trips & expertise
Covering the highlights of the Dalmatian coast, this adventure combines Croatia's history and attractions with a series of adventures. You'll explore the three main sites of Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik as well as go on a day trip to Montenegro.
Journey along the southern Dalmatian coast from the historic port city of Split to Croatia's most popular city, Dubrovnik. You'll wander ancient Roman ruins and medieval town centers, dine on fresh seafood, and explore the islands of Hvar and Korčula.
This brief itinerary covers the most popular attractions of the southern Dalmatian coast, from Dubrovnik to Split. You'll wander medieval town centers and ancient Roman ruins, feast on local cuisine, and explore the historic islands of Korčula and Hvar.
Slovenia remains one of Europe's best-kept secrets, hidden between Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Hungary—and our local specialists will help tailor the perfect trip based on what activities and places interest you the most.
Croatia is becoming increasingly popular for travelers, especially the southern Dalmatian Coast with its medieval cities of Dubrovnik and Split. Yet Croatia offers much more than its famous highlights — it's the perfect place to hike, bike, enjoy some of the world's best wine and food, or relax on an island getaway. Our local specialists will help tailor the perfect trip based on what activities and places interest you the most.
The holy grail of treks since it first opened to foreigners in the early 1980s, the Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular high-altitude adventures in the world. The route crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif through lowland villages occupied by Brahmin and Chhetri ethnic people to the upper settlements of Manang Valley.
Recent trip reviews for Alex
Best of croatia in 5 days, Croatia - Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2018
My trip to Croatia went smoothly as planned with the help of Alex. Zero hiccups on all arrangements made. He exactly knew how to select perfect locations and comfortable places to stay. I liked the flexibility of setting the itinerary to fit my preferences or recommendations from Alex. As a solo traveler, the open line between us during the entire trip was definitely a plus! Looking forward to more trips with kimkim's services. 😁
Family trip to hawaii, Hawaii - Jan 13 - Jan 19, 2016
I used kimkim for a family trip to Hawaii. Kimkim was particularly useful to help me cut through the noise and get the information I needed. Most importantly, they saved me a lot time in my planning process.