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Lives in Lisbon, Portugal
Hi, I’m Talia! I’m the owner of Mazepa Travel and currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. I was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine. Throughout the course of my life, I ended up moving 18 different times and living in 8 different countries including Saudi Arabia, China and Spain. This ignited my passion for travel. I love the feeling of discovering a new culture, a new phrase, a different time to eat dinner or a different way to express gratitude. I’ve pursued this passion by spending the last 12 years studying and working in the luxury travel and hospitality industry. I love helping travelers discover hidden gems and build connections through authentic experiences. Let me help you discover your adventure.
Foodie • Luxury • Romantic • Architecture • Art • History • People & Culture • Boutique
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Catalin Varela The Celiac in Italy
Lives in Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Piacere (nice to meet you)! I’m Catalin, an American 🇺🇸 expat in Florence, Italy 🇮🇹 And, a proud celiac 💚 You may also know me as The Celiac in Italy on Instagram! Since moving to Italy during the pandemic, my passion for Italian food and culture has continued to grow. Now, I offer pre-curated travel guides for cities around Italy, 1-to-1 travel consultations, custom itineraries, and curated recommendations. All 100% celiac-safe. So you can explore Italy without the hassle of digging through tons of blog posts and Facebook groups to plan your trip. More about me & my services… ➡️Armed with years of first-hand experience, I know the Italian celiac scene like the back of my hand🇮🇹Plus, I live here! My recommendations are always up-to-date🤓 ➡️I'm a native English speaker who speaks fluent Italian. There's no language barrier on our end and I can seamlessly facilitate communication with restaurants. Feeling unsure about cross-contact procedures? I’m more than willing to send Italian emails on your behalf🤗 ➡️I have personal relationships with the chefs of many gluten-free restaurants nationwide. I can get you reservations just by sending a text📲 ➡️My degree is in medical anthropology and I wrote my thesis about the impact of culture on the quality of life for celiacs. Not only have I been living with celiac disease for many years, but I've also studied the social aspect of our condition inside and out🤓 ➡️On top of celiac disease I have a wheat allergy and a plethora of other conditions. Helping you navigate multiple intolerances is not a problem!💕 Let’s plan your gluten-free Italian adventure!🇮🇹 📲 @celiacinitaly 💻 www.celiacinitaly.com 💌 firstname.lastname@example.org Your celiac-safe Italian experience awaits❤️
Foodie • Gluten-free / Celiac
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Lives in Wellington, New Zealand
I'm Alexander Ayling, a full-time award-winning filmmaker, content creator, Youtuber, and Television Host. I've been traveling and sharing my experiences online for nearly a decade. I'm stoked to distill my knowledge and tips into these detailed, practical, and exciting travel guides. It brings me so much joy to know that these guides can help you and your loved ones have the most memorable travel experiences possible. Make sure you find me on social media. Let's connect. Happy travels, and I'll see you on the road. Peace!
People & Culture • History • Outdoors • Adventure • Foodie • Wellness • Slow Travel • Family • Backpacker • Digital Nomads • Couples • Van Life • Road Trip • Relaxation • Camping • Budget • Photography
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The Travel Mindset Coach
Lives in Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Are you solo-travel curious or want wellness for your next trip? I'm Grace Simmons, your travel mindset coach and casual, international adventurer. I'm based just outside of Washington, DC., and love to present a mix of local adventures with international excursions. Together we can find hidden jewels in your hometown or get you to try a dish you can't pronounce! The world is too large to limit yourself to normal. I love watching people build their confidence through intentional travel and seeing themselves as capable, worthy, and curious aka willing to learn. The guides I create reflect the clarity and joy I experience when I travel and I offer my suggestions of how you can accomplish the same. So, if you are a nervous traveler or you want to expand your travel journey out of the country, I'll be your guide! A little history, travel has been a habit since I was a kid - my parents are missionaries and we traveled coast-to-coast across the States and to West Africa. Now I am based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA where I encourage others to define their unique growth journey through my company, the Amethyst Palaver Hut LLC.
Female Solo • Wellness • People & Culture • Adventure • Business • Luxury • Faith • Foodie • Slow Travel • Plus Size • Boutique • Groups
Starting at $10 →
Lives in Charleston, SC, USA
Bonjour, y'all! I’m Emma, a southerner who moved to Paris and now splits my time between the City of Light and Charleston, SC. After years of planning trips to both spots for friends, family, and the occasional stranger I befriended on a plane, I made things official and launched Travel Filled, my travel blog and planning business. I used to work for the City of Charleston and now travel and work with cities all over the country (aka total local government nerd, proudly nicknamed the Leslie Knope of my grad class). That makes me incredibly enthusiastic about finding and sharing local specialities and hidden gems. I’m constantly seeking out new cultural experiences, running routes, good pescatarian spots, book and coffee nooks, and the perfect cocktail. I plan trips for all sorts of folks, but am especially passionate about connecting with culturally curious women looking to fill up their travel cup through a blend of authentic experiences and treat yoself moments and are just too busy kicking ass in their daily lives to plan it all on their own!
Female Solo • People & Culture • Boutique • Foodie
Starting at $20 →
Lives in Rome, RM, Italia
Nice to meet you! :) I'm Ludovica, a travel creator from Rome, Italy 🇮🇹 Here you can shop my travel guides or itineraries so you can easily replicate my trips! You can also check and save my free guides.📝 Every guide includes an interactive map which means that when you click on a place you can directly open it on Google maps from your phone, call restaurants or book hotels 🗺️ Don't forget to download the free Thatch App to get easier access from your phone📱 Subscribe to get notified when I publish a new guide or when I update one and to receive special discount codes 💌 Save entire days of planning and research, I do it for you :)
Adventure • Female Solo • Photography • Architecture • People & Culture • Boutique • Couples • Foodie • Romantic
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Lives in Paris, Γαλλία
Hello, Travel Enthusiasts! I'm Marina Tinker, a Thatch travel planner/advisor and content creator specializing in two cities: Paris, France, and my hometown Athens, Greece. Whether you are an experienced traveler or you are embarking on your first solo adventure, I am here to offer advice, guidance, and inspiration to help you make the most of your journey. Explore my Thatch store! Discover free or ready-to-buy guides and itineraries. Book consultation calls, request custom itinerary planning or curated recommendations, opt for expert pre-trip itinerary reviews, and receive personalized hotel searches (walking tours are subject to availability). Note: Take a moment to check my free guides or itineraries that serve as an example of my work. These will showcase the quality and value I can bring to your needs. (e.g. Search for One-Day Paris Itinerary for First-Time Visitors | FREE) A bit about me: - In 2021, I quit my job and embarked on my very first extended solo trip to Paris, and it turned out to be a life-changing experience. Although I was initially hesitant about traveling solo, I soon discovered that it was a liberating and fulfilling way to explore the world. Since then, I've adopted a new rhythm to my life working remotely, dividing my time between the City of Lights and my Athens. (currently in Paris) - A music and fashion enthusiast, art and history lover. (Yes, also expect guides about these topics). - Born and raised in Greece. Subscribe to my Thatch profile for exclusive travel guides, itineraries, and services, including resources for solo female travelers. Let's talk about your next trip! Book a Trip Consultation Call via my Thatch page or contact me at email@example.com Find me on TikTok @marina_tinker for free travel tips and recommendations.
Female Solo • Photography • Budget • LGTBQ+ • Luxury • Romantic • Art • Architecture • History • People & Culture • Boutique • Foodie • Shopping • Coffee • Design • Car-free • Couples • 50+ • Family • LGBTQ+ • Relaxation
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Next Stop: Korea
Lives in Seoul, South Korea
When I made the move from Germany to Korea in 2021, my life took a thrilling turn. From day one, I've been sharing this amazing journey with my Instagram community, as "Next Stop: Korea." Living the city life in Seoul, I've become the go-to buddy and your guide for friends and family visiting but also organized trips and planned itineraries for some of my lovely followers. So, if you're looking for tips on the must-see spots, those hidden gems that don't make the guidebooks, and the best of what Seoul has to offer, I've got you covered! But hey, as much as I adore Seoul, I'm all about encouraging travelers to explore beyond the city limits. Think the beaches of Busan, the coastal charm of Gangneung, the culture explosion in Jeonju, and the paradise vibes of Jeju – I've been lucky enough to explore over 40 of these fantastic places, and my Korean adventure wishlist is still going strong! :D Fast-forward to 2023, and I officially became a Content Creator for the Korea Tourism Organization and also got the title of “Global Seoulmate” - an Ambassador for the city of Seoul. It has made me even more excited to share the wonders of this incredible country! I'm here to be your go-to Travel Guide, offering practical advice, killer itineraries packed with Must sees, hidden gems and my personal faves, and the lowdown on Korea's stunning landscapes, unique architecture, friendly folks, and mouthwatering cuisine. Plus, if you're thinking about making the leap and moving to Korea, I've got your back with consultation calls and lots of infos about that on instagram. Long story short, I'm all about making your Korean adventure unforgettable, so don't hesitate to reach out. Let's make your K-adventure one for the books! 🇰🇷✨
Female Solo • Photography • People & Culture • Foodie • Adventure • History • Budget • Coffee
Starting at $15 →
Hilary Matson | @hilaryinparis
Lives in Paris, France
Hello et bonjour ! I'm (another) American in Paris. I've lived in France since 2016 and I loooove sharing my Paris & France recs in hopes I can help others love this city and country as much as I do. I'm quite confident I've seen more of France than most French people, so no matter what you're looking for, I've (probably) done it! ✅ What I'm a great fit for: Mature travelers, couples, solo travelers, and families who enjoy soaking in authentic experiences, great food and wine, off-the-beaten-track gems, classic sites, and sustainable travel. 🌱 What's sustainable travel about? Traveling in a way that is kind to the environment, respectful of local culture, & supportive of the local economy. My trip-planning services are always through a sustainable lens, and automatically include a carbon removal contribution. ❌ What I'm not a great fit for: Travelers focused on bars/clubbing or high-end shopping. ➡️ Follow me on TikTok & Pinterest @hilaryinparis for Paris & France recommendations, tips, personal stories, and more. 🌍 PS: I'm on Thatch because I genuinely love sharing France with folks. My day job is running Yugen Earthside, a booking platform for responsible package trips primarily catering to groups of mature American travelers. My company's website and Instagram are linked below.
Sustainable/Eco • Slow Travel • Coffee • Foodie • Wine • Car-free • 50+ • Female Solo • Groups • Couples • Family • Digital Nomads • People & Culture • Outdoors
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Lives in Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
🇻🇳 Hi, my name is Viet, and I have dedicated the last 8 years of my life to an extremely intense exploration of my homeland - Vietnam. 🏙️🏞️ I have traveled the whole country several times, starting with the main cities and common routes, and ending up exploring countless off-the-beaten-path trails and ethnic villages in remote mountainous areas. 🏍️ As a passionate motorcyclist, I have done all of my trips on 2 wheels, giving me the opportunity to truly experience and be connected with both the surroundings and the people in the present moment. My records show that during the last years, I have spent over 80,000 kilometers and 550 days just on the road, not counting living in several different places across the country or working with the ethnic minorities in the Northwestern region, contributing to a sustainable community-based tourism projects. 💫 I can proudly and with great confidence say that I've seen and experienced a lot in Vietnam and have truly been living my passion - exploring and understanding Vietnam as much as possible - to the fullest, ultimately turning into a destination expert. 🙋🏻♂️ Now I'm here on a mission to uncover the most authentic travel experiences in this breathtakingly rich country, which is absolutely worth visiting but can be quite challenging for first-time visitors to truly experience its real beauty. My goal is not to produce as many guides as possible, yet to create truly in-depth and trustable source of information. ℹ️ I have years of experience with tour guiding, custom itinerary planning, and consulting for hundreds of travelers, explorers, and adventurers. My maps, guides, and services here on Thatch are mainly focused on those who use cars, buses, trains, and planes as a form of transportation and are planning for "beyond general exploration of Vietnam" in a truly authentic way. If you are interested in motorcycle travel, overland trips, or deep focused expeditions, please schedule a consultation call with me!
Outdoors • Adventure • Foodie • Backpacker • Photography • Sustainable/Eco • People & Culture • Motorcycle travel • Budget • History • Overlanding • Road Trip • Digital Nomads
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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sunny weather. This small town on the peninsula is worth a day trip from the city for more than just business meetings. This collection features my personal favorites around town from top-notch restaurants to nearby nature hikes and local gardens.
Foodie • Nature • Art • Architecture
I went to go visit some sloths 🦥 as well as enjoy a few days hanging out with great wildlife. Manuel Antonio is a great spot on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica and a quick drive from San Jose Airport. I'd say 2-3 days is a perfect amount of time to enjoy the area and the beaches.
Adventure • Beach • Relaxation • Nature
A collection of hotels in the Italian Alps, perfect for a little weekend getaway. These include multiple regions, so you can feel inspired time and time again. Explore Northern Italy through luxurious stays (but not all with an unreachable budget!) Click through to see more details & book directly. If you’d like a more extensive or tailored guide to Italy, feel free to reach out: IG @collineallemontagne 📧firstname.lastname@example.org
Relaxation • Adventure
A lot of times when traveling, it can be tricky to find great coffee shops that allow you to stay a while. Eat and drink while you work. This is a list of coffee shops around the city that will let you do just that!
Foodie • Coffee
One of the best parts about traveling is trying the local cuisine. Turkey is an international meeting point between the East and the West, and because of this, the local food in Istanbul is varied and delicious. The best way to try the local food in Istanbul is to sample street food from the local vendors. In this guide, I share the top 10 best street foods to try in Istanbul on your next visit. I'll give you recommendations on the best food to try, the most famous vendors to visit, as well as tourist traps you'll want to avoid.
Budget • Coffee • Wine • Foodie
If you're looking for a modern guide to Seattle filled with hidden gems and local-only finds— this is it! Seattle, the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest, is a dynamic city known for its natural beauty, thriving tech industry, vibrant arts scene, and coffee culture. Jack and I have been visiting Seattle since 2018 and decided to move to the city in August of 2022. We are passionate about breaking down Seattle stereotypes and showing you "our version of Seattle" because we think it's the greatest city in the USA. In this guide, you'll find: 🤯 70+ locals-only recommendations including food and drink, markets, parks and viewpoints, shopping, museums, music venues, and MORE 🏨 5 vetted hotel recommendations 🗺️ An interactive map so you can see which places are nearby SAVE this guide so you have access to any future updates + consider supporting my work by leaving a tip!
Adventure • Foodie • Shopping • Nature • Mountain • People & Culture
48 Hours in Austin: Unforgettable Experiences and Must-See Attractions
Make the most of your limited time in Austin with this 48-hour guide. Discover unforgettable experiences and must-see attractions that will guarantee you have a fabulous visit. From exploring iconic landmarks to immersing yourself in the vibrant local culture, this guide will help you create lasting memories in just two shorts days. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, live music, or indulging in delicious cuisine, I got you covered. ✨Go out and explore my beautiful city of Austin✨ 💲BONUS: Ultimate guide to making money while traveling the world
Backpackers • Family • Groups • Plus Size • Budget • Coffee • Free Activities • Good Eatin • After Hours • $ Activities • Highlights • Slow Travel • Foodie • Outdoors
Planning a trip to Marrakesh? Known as the "Red City" for the hue of its historic buildings and walls, Marrakesh is a hub of culture and tradition, where modernity and ancient customs blend. The medina is a winding maze of streets filled with the hustle and bustle of motorcycles, donkeys and vendors. For this reason, I ALWAYS recommend travelers to book at least a couple of guided excursions, at least so that they can get their bearings. I've had so many friends (who are avid travelers themselves) take the same approach with seeing Morocco as they do with Lisbon; arrive and see what happens. And then they come back saying that Morocco was just not their cup of mint tea. Don't do that. Morocco is a wonderful place to explore if you do a little preparation in advance and get some guidance. This FREE 3 day city guide will help you narrow down all the wonderful things there are to do and see and make sure you're not missing out on memorable experiences during your time in Marrakesh. This guide includes 👉 Detailed outlines of what you should do each of the 3 days 👉 6 tour suggestions 👉 3 hammam recommendations 👉 4 hotel recommendations that I have personally inspected and sent clients to before 👉 6 restaurant recommendations 👉 Links to blog articles that advice on what clothing to bring, leisure activities and safety questions 👉 Links to my TikToks highlighting my visit to a place
Adventure • Architecture • Boutique • Foodie • Wellness • History • Shopping • People & Culture • Wine • Coffee • Photography • Mountain
Whether you are looking for new experiences in unique accommodations, relaxing doing yoga in nature, enjoying your vacation like a local or waking up with the best view of the ocean from your terrace, Cabarete is the perfect place to find these places according to your budget and preferences.
Adventure • Foodie • Budget • Luxury • Boutique • Wellness • Nature • Romantic • Slow Travel • Sustainable/Eco • Photography • Beach • People & Culture • Relaxation • Camping
I believe having good coffee and conversation is one of life's simplest and most beautiful pleasures, which is why I am always on the lookout for new cafés, not only in places I travel to but also in my own Cologne neighborhood. Cologne does not disappoint when it comes to great coffee roasts and making sure you're never far from the next place to get caffeinated and loaded with good ol' German pastries and bread. Have fun exploring the Domstadt & let me know if you enjoyed any of these spots!
Coffee • Foodie • Design • People & Culture • Sustainable/Eco • Slow Travel
We just came back from traveling in Albania and we visited so many amazing and unique areas. From the mountains, to the riviera, and the historical towns in between. We LOVED our time in Albania. This guide will show you the wonderful places we stayed and LOVED as well as many beautiful spots we saw along the way that I would have also loved to have stayed in and would go back to someday. This is the result of lots of research and thought put into these curated spots. In the notes section of each I will list reasons why these places appeald to me and why I think they would be great stays or why I KNOW they were. I will indicate which places we stayed in ourselves as well. Please feel free to reach out to me any time with any questions at email@example.com or planformedani on instagram. Also know that if you book hotels through my recommendations I do receive a small commission at no cost what so ever to you! It could help me to keep finding and recommending these great spots!
There's a reason it's called Paradise on Earth. If you're in India, or you're visiting India, it would be a grave crime to miss out on Kashmir. The beauty of Kashmir is unparalleled. Don't worry - even though the news portrays it as an area of political turmoil, it is safe for tourists. Also, don't let its remoteness daunt you - I've listed all the information you need to go there. This guide includes: ✈️ How to get to Kashmir 📶 Connectivity 💰 Paying for things (Currency, Tipping, Bargaining) 🚗 Getting around Kashmir 🛌🏿 Where to stay 🍚 What to eat ⛰️ What to do 👛 Approximate budget - Designed for both locals and international travellers - Prices are listed in USD ($) and INR (Rs.) If you want a detailed day-to-day plan, check out my other guide "Kashmir in 7 Days: Detailed Itinerary"
Adventure • Nature • People & Culture • Photography • Road Trip • Mountain • Camping • Relaxation • Budget
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