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Guides Biographies

We are often asked what it takes to be a guide on our trips. First off, we look for interesting people who are natural leaders, who are passionate about the kind of travel we do and can inspire those with them to enjoy themselves fully. Languages help lots (as you'll see from the bios below) and living or having traveled extensively in the regions in which we tour is a prerequisite. For most of our guides, leading trips is a part-time vocation. You may be surprised to learn that some have had (or still have) careers as architects, doctors, artists, teachers among others.