This is the story of us and how Trail of a Traveller was born..
LETS TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME FOR A MOMENT.
FROM DREAM TO REALITY
In 2007 I took part in the Erasmus program and traveled to Italy to Study Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, during my time in Italy I made many great friends and shared some awesome travel experiences. When I graduated from university, as with many former students, I was faced with a lot of doubt and uncertainty about what my future holds so I decided to take a trip. Thankfully this solo trip to Morocco gave me the clarity I was looking for an I’m happy to say that it was the best decision I had ever made, It solidified my love for travel and exploration and marked a huge turning point of growth in my life.
Following my post-university adventure to Morocco I found myself yet again in a little rut. I had since moved back to Spain where I had wound up unhappy in the middle of the world economic crisis, thankfully with a good job. From the outside looking in I was doing great but there was something missing.. Adventure! I wanted to do something big which lead me to the second best decision I’d ever made. I took a leap of faith and ditched my job in favor of exploring South America where I would continue to live my dream for a further 3 years.
It’s not uncommon for travelers to feel a little depressed after a big trip, After experiencing so much of South America in such a short space of time, grounding myself back into the day-to-day seemed all too overwhelming. Keeping your vision alive opens many doors that you wouldn’t even notice if they passed you on the street but if you ask then you will receive! An opportunity to visit Canada for a year was too enticing to pass up and there again, I found myself in full adventure mode, exploring one of the most beautiful countries this world has to offer. Now here I am, Over 3 years later, I’ve met my partner in life and we have mountains, lakes, falls, rivers, streams, forests and plenty of opportunity for adventures.. all at our doorstep!
TRAIL OF A TRAVELLER
FROM DREAM TO REALITY
Trail of a Traveller was born from the love and passion we have for nature. We want to share our adventure experiences with everybody so they can see first-hand the vast mountains, stunning sunsets, deep forests, crackling campfires, beautiful waterfalls and crystal lakes of Canada.
We are a small adventure company that offers people the opportunity to connect with nature through arranged backpacking, camping and hiking experiences.. Always with the spirit of fun and learning in mind.
Created in 2019 with all of our pride and effort, we’ve developed this platform to offer all of our guests the knowledge we have and an authentic, immersive look at British Columbia’s most beautiful scenery and hiking paradises.
We want to bring people closer to nature and the world of hiking, camping and exploring regardless of age or ability. Our experiences are truly unique and provide everybody with an adventure that will never be forgotten.
MARIVA & PABLO
FROM DREAM TO REALITY
Our names are Mariva and Pablo. Our origins are thousands of kilometers apart but our shared love of nature has brought us together and we’d love to share that passion with you.
Mariva is from the Philippines, 36 years old. Mariva has been a residing in Vancouver for over 12 years and along with the passion for nature she is an excellent cook. Most of us have a vision of Grandma’s cooking always being the best.. Mariva is going to change that! Always ready to hit the road and thoughtful in preparation for an adventure, Mariva will be ready with the camera to snap the perfect photo at any opportunity. Although she may end up being the shortest of our group don’t underestimate her hiking ability!
Pablo is from Spain, 33 years old. Traveller by birth and adventurer by profession, Pablo brings the group together by organizing games, adventure and dynamic activities. As a former Physical Education teacher and Summer Camp Director, Pablo knows a thing or two about the wilderness and camping too. Easy going and full of humor, Pablo’s biggest flaw is that he can never resist a night in the tent under the stars.
“In the middle of the mountains you are free, you disconnect from the big city and you live in a bubble from which you will no want to escape. That is why the mountains are part of our live.”
We live life to the fullest. We decided to change our lifestyle and commit to make our dream life a reality. Without your help none of this would be possible.
We prefer to say lifestyle instead of work because when you do what you love you never have to work a day in your life. Everything we do we pour our passion and commitment into it, from tiny day to day things all the way to what seems like the biggest of tasks, this is how continue to grow, learn and improve.
We decided to create our small business and show the world how nature can transform lives. We are in continuous training and learning to offer you the possible experience that we can.
Travel and exploration is our way of life and we love what we do… Even if we do have to replace our worn out shoes every few months!So far and still counting..
YEARS ON THE MOVE
KM ON FOOT
LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE
Depending on the way you prefer to view things, everything can be an adventure! Would you like to take a leap of faith and experience something incredible?