Director for Asia
Born and raised amidst the tulip fields of the Netherlands, Edwin caught the travel bug early and has been chasing the thrills of travel ever since. His early wanderings brought him across Europe, from the beaches of Santorini to the world’s northernmost university in Tromsø, Norway. After moving to San Francisco two decades ago, he’s broadened his explorations, reaching places as far flung as Kenya, Japan, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Argentina, and Colombia.
As a part of our Asia team, Edwin specializes in Bhutan and India. After hitting both on the same scouting trip, he was especially struck by the “juxtaposition between India’s full-on explosion of people, smells, and sights, and the serenity of Bhutan.” He enthusiastically plans travel in these two regions: “India is amazing, especially for first-time visitors. It just bowls you over with its intensity and energy. Bhutan is the complete opposite of India—it’s peaceful, quiet, and meditative.”
“Edwin was so gracious, patient, and helpful in the planning of this trip. Great service and I really enjoyed working with him!” – Lizann G.