Our Team: GeoExpertise at Work
If you’ve tried to plan your own adventure to an off-the-radar locale, you know firsthand how the challenge can take what feels like years off your life: hours of research and worrying. That’s where GeoEx comes in.
An Unusual Immersion
Our travel aces have vetted and forged strong relationships with the best in-country representatives, selected topflight guides, and made sure that every lodge, hotel, train, ship, and camp is up to our—and your—high standards. We engineer complex flight routings with ease and manage unexpected changes with one of the most comprehensive risk-management programs in the travel industry. Our rare experience saves you time and missteps on a very rough road.
The Most Awarded Experts
We have 30-plus destination mavens covering more than 100 countries, and the most individual travel expert distinctions around. Vassi Koutsaftis (pictured above), for example, has been leading trips from Iran to Tibet for 25 years and put GeoEx on Travel + Leisure's Definitive Guide to Adventure Travel list. We have more staff on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of Top Travel Specialists than many of our peers.
"We love GeoEx and their choice of guides and their attention to the customization of the travel for their clients." Amie J.
Meet Our Destination Gurus
Carey Johnston: Managing Director for Asia
Tina Liadis: Senior Director for Asia
Sara Barbieri: Director for Asia
Michael Steigerwald: Director for trekking programs, Asia
Errin Mixon: Director for Asia
Vassi Koutsaftis: Best Cultural Guide, Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for Tibet
Brent Olson: Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for Bhutan
Africa, Turkey & the Middle East
Starla Estrada: Managing Director for Africa, Turkey, and the Middle East
Linda De La Torre: Director for Africa, Turkey, and the Middle East
Jennine Cohen: Managing Director for the Americas
Natalie Crow: Director for the Americas
Polar & the Pacific
Urs Hofmann: Director for Antarctica, the Arctic, and GeoEx Trains
Esther Hsu: Director for Australia and New Zealand
GeoEx Premier Access
Kate Doty: Managing Director for GeoEx Premier Access, Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist
Becca Glatz: Director for GeoEx Premier Access
Kristina Tuohey: Director for GeoEx Premier Access
Jen Velasco: Managing Director for Affinity Travel
“This was my fourth trip with GeoEx, and I remain very much impressed with the GeoEx trip planning, the quality of the experience, and the resulting special, unforgettable memories!” Diana P.
Find out for yourself what a difference it makes to plan your trip with a GeoEx destination expert by calling us at 888-570-7108 or by sending us an e-mail.