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Marina Tinker
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 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
Starting at $20 →
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
Starting at $20 →
Caity Zagar
Lives in Lille, France
BLACK FRIDAY SALE: first 5 people to use Promo code "BF23" get 60% off any guide! Hi, I'm Caity! I'm a Canadian ex-pat who is on her second working holiday visa in Europe! 🇨🇦🇫🇷 So far, I've lived and worked in London, England and now I'm living in the north of France! I love helping travelers explore and discover the underrated and unique sides of both the UK and France, I'm a trained history and geography educator, so naturally, I have fallen in love with exploring the world and all of its environments and cultures. When traveling I love speaking with locals to find the best food recommendations and I am always open to trying the local specialties and dishes! I set myself the travel goal of visiting 30 countries before the age of 30 and currently, I am at 29 countries at the age of 27! Most of these 29 countries are found in Europe as I tried to make the most of my time living in Europe over the past 4 years! All of my travel guides and itineraries are packed with my own personal travel tips and recommendations or even places from my own bucket list! I hope I can help you plan your next adventure! ✨ Want to know where I've travelled before to know if I'm the right fit?  Most recently, since April 2022 I have visited:   🇫🇷 France, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇨🇭Switzerland,  🇲🇨 Monaco, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇵🇹 Portugal,  🇳🇱 Netherlands 🇭🇷Croatia 🇲🇪 Montenegro
Outdoors • Foodie • People & Culture • History • Art • Architecture • Adventure • Budget • Road Trip
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Lives in London, UK
Unlock Your Next Adventure with FrancoBritOdissey 🌍📸🥾🐾 Meet Solveig, hailing from the picturesque city of Lyon i, and Justin, a seasoned traveler with roots in Hong Kong. Together, we've journeyed across continents and are now based in London, UK. Our shared love for photography, exploration, hiking, and pet/housesitting on Rover has ignited a passion for curating a travel guide shop like no other. Why Choose Us? 🌟 Authentic Expertise: We bring authentic, diverse perspectives to your travel experience. We've walked the paths, captured the moments, and tasted the flavors you crave. 📷 Photography: Discover our photography secrets with our guides - empowering you to capture the essence of your adventures like never before. 🗺️ Wanderlust: Travel inspiration is our specialty. Dive into our handpicked destinations, where every page carries you further into the heart of adventure. 🥾 Hiking Enthusiasts: Follow in our footsteps with expert hiking recs and must-have gear to tackle trails around the globe. 🍽️ Culinary Journeys: Savor international cuisines with our curated restaurants/cafes recs. 🏠🐾 Pet & House Sitting: Join us on Rover as we share insights into responsible pet and house sitting, showing you how you can reduce your travelling costs by house-sitting. 📝 Travel Chronicles: Immerse yourself in our captivating travel tales, rich with insights, tips, and personal recs from our own thrilling journeys. Your Adventure Awaits: This isn't just a shop; it's your gateway to unforgettable experiences, meticulously crafted by Solveig & Justin. Whether you're an aspiring photographer, a fearless explorer, a food aficionado, or a pet lover seeking trusted sitting options, you're in good hands. Ready to transform your wanderlust into reality? Welcome to a world of adventure, exploration, and endless possibilities. 🌏📷🌄🍽️ Let your next adventure begin! 🌟
Outdoors • Adventure • Photography • Budget • Boutique • Coffee • Road Trip • Slow Travel
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Lena Müller
Lives in Cologne, Germany
Welcome to "the good land beyond" travel shop! 👋🏻 I'm Lena, originally from Germany but over the years, I've called California, Mallorca (Spain), and Chile temporary homes. Each place has left an permanent mark on my heart. These diverse and captivating destinations have given me a so much appreciation for the beauty of the world and its people. When I don't travel, I like to spend my time with landscape photography, digital product design and drinking coffee (too much coffee!). My goal here on Thatch is to offer you more than just travel guidance. I'm dedicated to bringing value to your future trips by sharing my carefully curated itineraries, expert tips, and, most importantly, the priceless locals' perspective. Travelling responsibly is so important to me, so I believe immersing ourselves into each place and connecting with the people, culture and cuisine can be so beautiful. Why should you work with me? Because I've lived it. Because I've walked the cobblestone streets of Valldemossa, Spain, set out to find the best cardamom bun in Copenhagen, and hiked the W-Trek in Torres del Paine, Patagonia. Because I've made mistakes, taken detours, and found hidden gems. I've learned from every step of my journey, and I'm here to share those lessons with you. So, whether you're a solo traveler, an adventurous couple, a family seeking new horizons, or anyone in between, I invite you to embark on a world of exciting possibilities with me. Love, Lena ✨ P.S. Connect with me on Instagram or check out my blog @thegoodlandbeyond, where I share even more of my travel tales and tips!
Photography • People & Culture • Budget • Foodie • Outdoors • Coffee • Slow Travel • Road Trip • Sustainable/Eco
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Josefina Ginevra
Lives in Geneva, Suiza
Hello, I'm Josefina, an Argentinian now living in Geneva, Switzerland (fun fact: my last name is Ginevra, which is the translation to Geneva in Italian). My journey from a career in psychology to becoming a travel planner has been quite an adventure, just like the trips I craft. When I relocated to Geneva with my husband, I faced the challenge of finding a job in a new country with a different language. This shift in my life opened the door to another passion of mine: travel. Throughout my time in Europe, I've explored well-known destinations and uncovered hidden gems, many of which are right here in this beautiful country I now call home. Travel has always held a special place in my heart. Even as a teenager, I enjoyed creating travel plans, but I never realized it could become more than just a hobby. It was the feedback from my trips with family and friends that inspired me. They marveled at how well everything was organized, from hotel choices to dining experiences and the unique places we visited. Their encouragement led me to consider a career in travel planning, but I wasn't sure how to make it happen until I discovered this platform. Thanks to Thatch, I'm now pursuing my dreams by crafting comprehensive guides and itineraries and offering my services as a travel planner. I invite you to explore my guides and see how I work. If you ever desire a personalized Eurotrip plan, don't hesitate to reach out. I'll plan your journey as if it were my own, taking into account your preferences, budget, and needs. Let's transform your travel dreams into reality!
Adventure • Outdoors • Foodie • People & Culture • Road Trip • Relaxation • Budget • Coffee • History • Romantic • Car-free • Couples • Digital Nomads • Family • Groups • Female Solo • 50+
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Chara Kalemaki
Lives in Heraklion, Greece
For me, travelling is about walking the same cobblestones as the people before us and the locals beside us. It's about feeling, tasting and breathing the local culture - dancing to its rhythm. So, if you're captivated by art, culture, history, great food and hidden gems—you've landed in the right place! Here, you'll find rich narratives and guides that breathe life into: 💡 Authentic local experiences, away from the tourist traps ✈️ Personalised itineraries you can actually use 🍲 Local Foodie Gems (No chain restaurants, I promise!) ⛪ Must-see Art and Historic Sites 🛍️ Shops I love, local Products and souvenirs you should bring home with you. A Bit About Me: 📍 Hometown: Born and bred on the stunning island of Crete, Greece 🌆 Current Residence: Heraklion, Crete, where I also work remotely for a UK company 🎓 Education: A degree in Cultural Technology and Communications and a Master's in Strategic Digital Marketing 🌍 Global Footprint: Lived in the UK for 5 years and explored cities in Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and France! 📚 Interests: A keen interest in books, modern art, delicious food, and, yes, a dash of fashion! Let's experience the world together!
Foodie • Photography • Sustainable/Eco • Budget • Slow Travel • Romantic • Art • Architecture • People & Culture • History • Boutique • Outdoors • Car-free • Couples • Digital Nomads • Family • Groups • Female Solo • Business
Starting at $12 →
Adventure with Anna
Lives in Rochester, NY, USA
Hi! I am Anna a Rochester, NY based travel planner. I am here to help you with every step of your next vacation. I can help you plan a luxury vacation without that luxury price tag! I work full time as a Events Coordinator and am incredibly passionate about planning and travel. I want to see as many countries and cities as I can and hope to help you get away too. My passion for travel began in 2019 when I lived abroad in Florence, Italy for a year. Because of this experience, I have since been to 19 countries and visited many cities in them! My favorite will always be Florence, but Copenhagen, Denmark and Ljubljana, Slovenia are close seconds! I specialize in travels to Italy, UK, France and love to plan trips to smaller, less traveled countries and cities! Outside of travel and my day job I love to read (anything fantasy) and I spend time cooking and working out with my boyfriend. I am also an avid plant enthusiast and have over 80 plants in my 2 bedroom apartment (much to the dismay of my boyfriend). In the past 3 years I have booked several vacations for clients. The two I consider my greatest achievements were both international adventures. One was for 40 days, 4 people across 9 countries. This trip cost each person less than $6,000 each and they got to experience so many different foods, stays, activities and places! The second was a 14 day, 11 person trip across 2 countries and 4 cities. This trip was more luxurious, however, the family that worked with me saved $30,000 compared to working with a different travel agent. Both trips highlight my ability to plan different kinds of vacations, while keeping your budget in mind. Make sure to click "Hire Me" to browse the different services I offer: 🗺️ Custom Itineraries: Tailor-made travel itineraries built for you. 📌 Curated Recommendations: Discover hidden gems and local favorites. 📞 1:1 Consultation Calls: Expert advice just a call away. Find me on Instagram @anna_depoian for more travel content!
Family • Foodie • Budget • Luxury • People & Culture • Couples • Groups • Female Solo
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Plan For Me Dani
Lives in Philadelphia, PA, USA
My name is Danielle and I have been planning trips for the past 10 years. One thing special and unique about my guides is that I am not producing guides that I didn't currently use myself. The places in my guides are places I have been, the itineraries are itineraries that I have personally followed. Everything is real and I have vetted myself. My travel planning story started with a honeymoon to Italy and since then it has grown each and every year. I love all kinds of travel! It's hard to fine a niche because I fit into so many categories. I love nature, hiking, and being outdoors. I love beaches and sunsets and sipping wine and cocktails in pretty places. I love learning about people and cultures and history. I love street art and busy cities and I also love small towns and quieter places. I will sleep in a hostel and I enjoy a beautiful hotel. I love South and Central America and I am obsessed with Europe. I've been to Asia twice and hope to get back in the next few years. I love to eat and one thing you'll always get from me are true and great reviews of places that I've personally eaten! I have just returned from Albania and I am working on guides from that trip! My full time job is as a School Leader of Social and Emotional Learning in Philadelphia. All my travel is done on school breaks and in the summer. I have still managed to visit over 36 countries and countless cities along the way. Being a teacher my whole life is about planning and I do believe I am exceptional at it. I work VERY hard to plan incredible trips and now you can hopefully benefit from that as well!
Adventure • Outdoors • Foodie • History • People & Culture • Backpacker • Boutique • Romantic • Art
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Sarah Lang
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA
Hello! My full-time career is building unique, fully customized luxury travel itineraries to all corners of the world. Having lived abroad in Hungary, Spain, UK, Germany, and Hong Kong and traveled to a total of 70 countries, I ultimately decided to dedicate my life to helping others achieve their travel goals through my boutique luxury travel agency, Foray. Most recently in the past few years I've visited France, Italy, UK, Bali, Jordan, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, Greenland, Iceland, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, and Cuba. I'm continuously on the road traveling myself, and speaking and meeting with hotel and tour partners worldwide to stay up to date on their destinations. I absolutely love to help advise on topics such as: -- The best routing for an itinerary -- The best luxury hotels in each destination -- Which attractions to skip, which not to miss, and how best to plan ahead and avoid crowds -- Best modes of transportation and how to book -- Help narrow down destinations when you can't choose, and help suggest ones you may not have thought about -- Group travel: how to book and negotiate a room block, air, book activities, etc. -- Cruises: which cruise line and style is right for you? -- Group tour companies: how to choose the right company and experience for you. -- California travel: As a California native, there's nowhere I know better than here! Whether it's a full road trip or Yosemite, Big Sur, the desert, Tahoe, redwoods, or LA, I have loads of insider tips for California travel. -- And much more - if you'd like to know if I can assist on a particular topic, please ask! Depending on what we discuss, I may be able to assist with booking hotels, cruises, or tours for you with additional perks or promotions that are only available when booking through a travel advisor. Please don't hesitate to reach out, I look forward to connecting with you! Cheers, Sarah
Boutique • People & Culture • History • Romantic • Wellness • Luxury • Business • Sustainable/Eco • Female Solo • Adventure • Foodie • Family • Couples • Groups • Architecture • Relaxation • Wine
Starting at $80 →
Kelsie Naugler
Lives in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Embark on a journey of discovery alongside me. Together, we will uncover the finest bars, exquisite hotels, and hidden gems scattered across the expanse of our world. Prepare to immerse yourself in comprehensive urban explorations, specialized tours catering to every interest, economical routes for the budget-conscious, and opulent escapades for those seeking lavish experiences. For those yearning for a tailor-made travel itinerary, delve into my custom travel services! 🇨🇮 🇺🇲🇨🇵 🇩🇪🇯🇵🇲🇽🇬🇧🇪🇪🇹🇿🇰🇷🇰🇭🇮🇹🇧🇪🇦🇼🇸🇬🇪🇸🇵🇭🇭🇰🇮🇳🇨🇦🇫🇮🇧🇸🇵🇷🇹🇨🇦🇹🇭🇺 Having traversed more than 50 countries as a solo female voyager, I have experienced a spectrum ranging from a humble $3 per night hostel in Asia to the opulent embrace of 5-star luxury retreats in the Caribbean. My passion lies in helping others discover the world. Allow me to transform your dream vacation into tangible reality! My enthusiasm for delving into the heart of nations, uncovering unique gems, is my driving force. Within my guides, you'll encounter not only historical insights, but also practical tips, cunning tricks, and a deep understanding of each destination.
Adventure • Foodie • Female Solo • Photography • Luxury • Architecture • History • People & Culture • Budget • Slow Travel • Relaxation • Digital Nomads • Backpacker • Couples
Starting at $25 →
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