Hola from Virginia Beach, US! After traveling around 4 continents since the 1970s, I worked on management teams at American Youth Hostels (AYH) then Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS), where I learned to appreciate the affect that outdoor experiences can have on your well-being, not to mention your worldview. Before settling down with my husband and 2 kids, I spent a summer cycling the Spanish coast along the mediterranean and biked the entire California coast in 11 days. I've hiked Angel's Landing at Zion and 200 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The more challenging the activity, the more alive it made me feel. I cherish nature-based travel and it feeds my soul. So it was only natural that the first time I traveled to Peru in 2007, with a group of high school students, I fell in love with the raw, billboard-free landscapes. I was able to observe how native communities, in spite of harsh living conditions, benefitted from close connections with their natural surroundings. To say that trip changed my life is an understatement. Vidal was our guide on my first trip and I returned to Peru many times with more groups until we realized we had the makings of a meaningful business that could offer trips that affect travelers in positive ways while contributing to a local economy. Vidal and I co-founded Adios Adventure Travel. I own the US office and Vidal owns the Peru office. With his insight and local connections and my understanding of western viewpoints, we team up to offer you the trips of your dreams.
Adios Adventure Travel - Co-Founder / Owner