I have been travelling till it got to be my second nature, it was part of my routine for many years. They say good things happen to people who buy a flight ticket so I started a wonderful world journey back in 2010, when I became a flight attendant which allowed me to travel quite often. I enjoyed going everywhere, but most of all liked places which remained unspoiled, raw, and distant. I had many reasons to visit Venice, but I also had more reasons to visit Tsingy de Beramara, Chapada Diamantina or Kakum, and nourish my wanderlust. 8 years later, back to Europe, I decided to connect the dots and design travel itineraries.
With a bag full of travel stories gathered from across 7 hills and 7 seas, together with a passionate team, we’ve put our knowledge out there for you. It was a joy for the team to set up Boutique Travel Experts and put together personalized holidays & itineraries for the curious kind of traveller, encouraging you to explore, go a bit off the beaten track and get local. My favourite destinations are too many to count. Naming just a few, Madagascar, Brazil, Cape Verde, Oman – they are all so diverse, rich and welcoming.
“I wish your dreams come true, if they are made of journeys, don’t be shy to ask us for advice. We will always be honest about when to say no as well as yes. Travel light, most of the time you will not use even half of your suitcase. Travel often, it is good for your soul. Speak to people even if you do not know their language, it is very rarely that someone will not connect. Getting local will bring lots of laughter and joy, both for you and for the simple people you will meet on your way. Do a homestay, one is at home where one shares food with other people. Don’t try to tick everything in one trip, come back for more one year later…”
Elena has traveled to Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Brazil, Botswana, China, Cape Verde, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Morocco, Moldova, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Senegal, Spain, South Korea, South Africa, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe … More to come 🙂