Costa Rica was home for half of my childhood. I grew up speaking both Spanish and English natively, and have also spent over 10 years studying Mandarin. I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and my master’s degree in international politics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Nanjing, China. I have lived 15 years of my life outside of the U.S. in a total of 8 countries and I love each and every one of them.
No matter where life takes me, one of my favorite things is having the opportunity to show visiting friends and family around in the countries I love so much. I know the secret beaches in Costa Rica, the most lekker spots in the Netherlands (hint: they’re not in Amsterdam), and the night markets of Taipei like the back of my hand.
I have traveled extensively in Latin America, Asia, and Europe, and I specialize in extended stays (2+ weeks) in Costa Rica, Taiwan, and the Netherlands. Whether you want to take a sabbatical à la Hemingway, give your kids a competitive academic advantage by incorporating language courses into your trip, get the local scoop on a vacation, or anything in between, I’m the advisor for you.
So much can be accomplished when you have someone to support you and you travel with intention. What language learners achieve only after years of traditional classroom study can be acquired in mere months in an immersive environment. People travel the world to experience authentic regional dishes, but why not take those culinary secrets home with you to show off at your next dinner party? You can make not just memories, but connections and friendships that endure even after you return home.
Big or small, I can’t wait to hear about your travel dreams. I invite you to contact me either here or through my website: www.travelculturellc.com
- Costa Rica
- Family Travel
- Culture, History & Arts
- Food & Wine
- Beach & Sun
- Chinese (Mandarin)