Linda De La Torre
Director for the Americas
With more than two decades of travel industry experience, Linda de la Torre adeptly crafts complex and illuminating journeys across Latin America, from Cuba to Patagonia. She has a special soft spot for the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and delights in walking GeoEx travelers through the many different ways to explore the archipelago. (Her favorite happens to be Galápagos by Land & Sea because "it combines a cruise with an island stay, allowing you to see the widest range of landscapes, have more flexibility in activities, and more time to relax." She's happy to connect this world wonder with others in South America, such as Machu Picchu. "The more varied the travelers' interests," Linda says, "the more fun I have building an adventure for them."
It helps that Linda is familiar with what intrigues travelers. She spent her childhood vacations in Mexico, where much of her family still resides. Years later, a month-long immersion program in Japan and a six-month taste of the sweet life in Italy showed her that her future was in travel. Her curiosity and appreciation for languages, architecture, anthropology, and food have taken her to more than 20 countries.