Experiencing new cultures and connecting with people is what appeals to me the most as a traveler. Immersing myself in new and unfamiliar surroundings allows me to see life from a whole new perspective and has brought me a new understanding of people and the world we live in. My goal is to help provide other travelers with the opportunity to engage in such experiences and assist in making their adventures become truly life-changing moments!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"The areas which I specialize in are Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, with the Redwood forest in my backyard, my first experience with travel was camping with my family. However, once I relocated to the Netherlands I began to broaden my horizons and travel throughout Europe! Once I began travelling around Europe it was really the experience of meeting people and being exposed to different cultures that got me hooked!"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I would consider my first time visiting Istanbul, Turkey to be my most unique travel experience. From the moment I stepped off the ferry I was captivated by the beauty of the city. As my trip went on I was exposed to the different smells of spices in the marketplace, the delicious Turkish food, and the sound of the call to prayer radiating through the city. However, it was the hospitality of the Turkish people that really stole my heart and left a lasting impression."