Kirsten TreaisScuba diving with friendly sharks, horseback riding through the rainforest or venturing out in a jeep surrounded by jungle animals … ahhh, these are just a few of my favorite things!
Born in Singapore, raised in Kuwait and schooled in England, I was intrigued at an early age by the natural beauty and cultural differences in the world. I didn’t want to just observe them, I wanted to get up close and experience the people, wildlife and exciting surroundings that make each part of the world unique.
After finishing school, I had my eyes set on adventures and seeing more of the world, so I backpacked for 2 ½ years through Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. My hunger to not just see, but to “do” exciting things in far-off places continues and I get great joy in sharing those places with friends, family and clients. Even after 20+ years of extensive travel, I still find new spots that make my heart flutter.
Growing up while moving between the United States and various places in Europe, I was raised exploring new places and meeting new people. I loved it, and continued the experience by discovering the world on my own and traveling extensively around the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. I am now settled in beautiful Marin, California with a family of my own.
With a family who would ski year-round if given a choice, I realized that if my children were going to discover the world off the slopes and follow their mother’s footsteps, we needed to get started! Now my favorite part of traveling is sharing the discoveries with my family. Exploring cultures and different ways of living, witnessing the phenomenal nature surrounding us (both under and above the water) and learning to understand the fascinating history we share is truly wonderful. There’s life beyond the slopes!
When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut or live with Tarzan in the jungle. I was bitten by the adventure bug early and I still have it; the list of places to go just gets longer. Some of my favorite destinations have been Myanmar, India, Uganda, Egypt and Tonga. I love getting out of the bubble and trying new foods, meeting the locals and creating new experiences. I've been working in the travel industry for most of my adult life at various adventure travel companies in the Bay Area.
My husband and I raised our two children mostly in Northern California plus a couple years living in Singapore. My daughter turned two in Bali and my son lost his first tooth in Kenya. Now, in their late teens, they love to travel as much as their parents. I love ziplining above jungle canopies, hearing lions growling outside my tent, walking the Great Wall of China, and building sandcastles on a South Pacific beach. Life is short; experience it all. I am thrilled to have found a profession where I can pass on my love of travel by helping others plan their trips.
Tuula DelaneyI had enough of the cold and dark winters as a teenager growing up in Finland and started traveling as soon I had the means. To get my fix, I worked in a student travel agency right after college, backpacking round the globe during the winter months when business was slow and working feverishly the rest of the year to make the money to travel again.
Eventually I came to the States but I’m always exploring new locations around the world. I have been to more than 50 countries and my favorite places combine local culture with natural beauty. Hiking, snorkeling, river rafting and general ogling at wildlife always makes me happy. Add to that a balmy ocean and I’m in heaven.
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