Shawna Branchev 

Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Adventure
  • Independent Tours

Selling Travel Since
  • Bulgarian
  • English

My Background

I'm a California native and a bilingual, passionate traveler with several years of travel experience. Travel has become a way of life for me. I enjoy sharing my experiences with others, learning new languages and cultures. Currently, I reside in Ventura, California.

After graduating from the University of California, Davis with a Human Development B.S. and Psychology B.A., I was employed as an Au Pair in New Zealand for one year, which provided a great opportunity for me to travel and learn about other countries. I travelled extensively throughout New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and after my work commitment I spent one month in Thailand.

My recent travels consisted of living in Sofia, Bulgaria for the last 8 months to study Bulgarian language and teach English to young students. Most importantly, I lived in Bulgaria to learn about the culture because my father was born and raised there. I wanted to learn more about my roots and the history of the Balkan region. On my time off, I enjoyed traveling throughout Europe, which included going to Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Romania, Germany, France, England, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, and Turkey. These travel experiences have provided me with an insight to other cultures, languages, and traditions, which in turn showed me a different perspective on life and learned to appreciate the opportunities I have.

I am passionate about adventure travel because it's when I feel the most alive. I enjoy the spontaneity and discovery of the unknown. Selecting and planning out the details of the trip and travel experience, which is uniquely right for you is my specialty.

I look forward to planning your next travel adventure!

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