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Dot Bekker

Going Back to Africa Tours with Dot Bekker will introduce you to places that are not found on any other journey.  

 

She loves adventure and has a passion for sharing her home continent with women.

 

An intrepid traveller herself, she can often be found driving down dusty African roads seeking adventure in her Blue camper van.

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Poonam Rawat-Hahne

Traveller - Performer - Encourager Change-maker - Dreamer - Humanitarian - Environmentalist - Permaculturist

 

I have lived, traveled and worked in many countries following my passions for culture, languages, 

architecture, food, adventure and nature.

 

My passion for social giving gave birth to my dream project Fernweh Fair Travel - Uplifting Communities - a Responsible Eco Travel project in the rural Indian Himalayas.

By empowering underprivileged women and communities I serve as ambassador to Bachan Charitable Trust - a women led NGO. 

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Barbie Akin

As the founder of Community Cuisine, I have turned my lifelong passion for food into a platform for creating community in the kitchen. I take students on specialized food trips to Europe, host retreats in California, and teach cooking around Silicon Valley and beyond. I received a degree in restaurant and foodservice management in California and a Diplome Etudes de Culinaires from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, France.

I’ve enjoyed a long career in the local food industry. My classes combine a love of nutrition, current trends, and sustainably raised and prepared food or “food with integrity.” I love to teach those who love to cook and those who want to learn how.

By joining me in the kitchen, my students gain the knowledge and skills to feed themselves and others delicious, healthy food. 

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Mich Immelman

I am a specialist tour operator with Curious Journeys. We operate from South Africa. With the assistance of my partners in India and South East Asia, I offer fully inclusive group tours, private tours, and tailor-made services.

My specialist destinations are: India, Nepal, Vietnam, and Myanmar

Whether it is a first visit to a region or a return visit to explore the area in greater depth, I will put together the perfect tour for the traveller

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Parul Chaturvedi

My journey so far - Yoga seeker and learner for life!

My company, Yoga Bliss, is based in Singapore and I teach yoga to adults, kids and seniors. Yoga has grown on me from the time I started practicing 8 years back. 

 

I am devoted to continuous learning and sharing this knowledge for everyone to use and enjoy.  It is a true blessing and honour to share that journey with my students.


Join me for a fabulous retreat week in Goa.....

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Tshering Lhamtshok

Tshering (aka Lham) is a traveler, photographer, yoga instructor and a student of meditation and Qi-gong. She leans towards compassionate living on vegan and/or vegetarian foods, sunshine, mountain walks, and an occasional sparkling white in a bottle. She believes in minimalism as state of happiness, compassion as the art of living, and traveling as part of learning. 

 

After a decade and half of working with national (Bhutan) and international organizations as a socio-economic and environmental consultant, Tshering found her vocation and passion in spirituality within the art of travel. She founded Saṃsāra Asia Journeys as a process to unplug and disconnect from the ‘more and more, faster and faster’ world to slow down, breathe, and

re-connect with the places, the people and with one’s own inner stillness. 

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Sonal Divekar

Welcome from Mee Time Handcrafted Holidays.

I am living and working out of Mumbai, India and organize women's trips both internationally and domestic.

 

The two places I really love are Iceland (Northern Lights) and Japan (Cherry Blossom Tour)

 

My hobbies are yoga, dancing, pranayam, healthy eating, playing cards and board games with my kids, cooking, cleaning, charity work, binge watching, meditating, blogging, vlogging, snogging, sleeping .. just everything!

 

What relaxes me the most in these uncertain days though, is just some beer or wine, some good music and being together  with my hubby.

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Lisa Liljeberg

Although I was born in California, I consider myself a Citizen of the World. I have lived in 5 countries, speak 5 languages and have lived outside the US for more than 35 years. 

I am a life coach, mentor, teacher, partner and soon-to-be friend who fiercely believes that you too can create the life of your dreams!

 

My Motto: “Enlighten up! Don’t take yourself so seriously…because Life is meant to be fun!”

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Piumi Nadeesha

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Louise Orpin

I'm Canadian, an entrepreneur and avid traveller. During my many months of travelling and living in India, I fell in love with this beautiful country and it's people. I also wanted a way to share my passion with other independent female explorers. ​

With my partner and a team of enthusiastic local experts, we launched Beauty of India Tours in 2016.

Beauty of India Tours has hosted women from all over the globe, which inspired me to create a new women's travel service - 

On Her Own | But Not Alone.

Our group of female tour operators - inspiring women that are committed to supporting and sharing our vision of women's travel - are experienced, knowledgeable and provide a truly unique journey.

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Gloria Scola

Hello dear travellers! 

My name is Gloria Minde and I'm from the northern part of Tanzania in the Moshi/Arusha area.

I'm a tour guide and tour operator just waiting to show you the beauty of Tanzania - the land of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar and my town of Moshi.

Join my select women-only tours to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro and explore our fabulous national parks!

 

Welcome all, and thank you for your interest.

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Anna Teshu

Hello Travellers!
I am Anna - originally  from Belgium and now sharing my home with Ethiopia.

 

I have travelled the world as a photographer specializing in guide books and magazines before finally settling in Ethiopia, one of the most authentic countries I have ever visited.


I invite you to explore with me the ancient cultures still surviving among the dramatic landscapes of Ethiopia.

 

Come with me to meet the local communities while sharing their traditions.

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Gina Velaquez

Originally from California, I’ve lived on this beautiful island since 1994. A graduate in Fine Arts from UCLA, I worked in graphic design in Santa Monica but always with a hand in the arts and crafts.

 

I created “Made in Mallorca” visits to the island in 2012 in order to introduce visitors to Mallorca in a completely different way giving them the chance to discover local artists and artisans in their own environment.

 

Along the way visitors have a chance to discover island culture through gastronomy, wine and seasonal festivals.

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Joy Buenos

Hola! My name is Johanna, but you can call me Joy.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, so that makes me a porteña. I have been an licensed tour guide and travel agent, for the past 10 years. I'm very passionate and dedicated to my work!

 

I studied Tourism as well as Culinary Arts. Apart from loving food I have always been a passionate drummer and I love to dance some tango during my free time.

I host local and authentic experiences in Buenos Aires along with my tours around Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile.

It will be my pleasure to be your guide, but most important, to be a friend in this corner of the world.

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Kalema Hasifa

Welcome from Uganda!

I am a mother of 2 kids (girl and a boy), and left a marketing position to pursue my dream of self-employment in a country where jobs are not readily available.

Having worked in all the remote areas of East Africa gave me a foundation to do my tours since I knew the countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda from my guiding days.

My passion for travel and freedom gave birth to my company GREAT EXPEDITIONS and also my dream of having a hotel. 

I want to help local people as well so, I encourage guests to give 1 or 2 days to explore the community, and play with the kids or help out the local women and see their lives.

MOTTO: MAKE GREAT MEMORIES.

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Zerrin Sapmaz

My name is Zerrin and I was born and raised on the southwest coast of Turkey, in Marmaris. As an official, national tour guide, I enjoy showing the religious, and historical sites, museums and other significant venues of interest, in a simple, safe and efficient way.

Turkey is a hidden gem where civilization began thousands of years ago. Cyprus is also a perfect place to visit - with a rich, ancient history. 

 

I have been organizing journeys to all corners of Turkey and Northern Cyprus for the past 28 years.

Photography is a big love of mine as well. It is in my genes to capture the beauty of nature and life in pictures as I am the daughter of professional photographer. I love to illuminate my own perspective by visiting Art Galleries, and meeting artists, photographers and artisans.

It will be my pleasure to be not only your guide but also a good friend in this side of the world.

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Christine Franc Todd

I am bilingual in French and English and have been teaching English at the high school and university level for many years.

 

I am passionate about travel and world cuisine; after running a crêperie in a small Breton village, I went to the other side of the world to New Zealand, where I turned an Asian restaurant into a Breton crêperie!

When I got back to France, I organized group trips to the UK and South Africa as well as many exchanges with the United States for my students and small groups of adults.

Now I wish to share with you my passion for teaching and inter-culturality with my new project, Cooking with Words. Let me help you to practice your French while discovering the culture and food of Brittany, France.

Joyce Ciru

Hello - I am host of Melon Mission - a volunteer initiative in Kenya for children and women. I followed my parents here to continue their work helping under privileged women and children. 

 

I also organize Maasai Mara safaris to view the big game up close. 

Join me for a chance to make a difference and give back!

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Lydia Boso

Jambo! 

I’m Lydia from Kenya, Africa. I am a tour operator with a diploma in Tour Operation and my special destination is Kenya.

 

I offer all inclusive ground safari packages at affordable rates and with me you experience the best of Kenya!

 

I started my company in 2016 and it's been in operation for 5 years now. I have a  total of 6.5 years of experience in the Kenya tourism sector. 

 

I was employed back then but decided to start my own small safari company, registered it and continued doing what I loved - planning safaris, creating itineraries, meeting new travellers and so much more….

 

It will be my pleasure to meet and help you explore Kenya with.

  

Asante!