Hi, I'm Alyssa!

I’m an indepedent travel designer for AlyssaAllDay Adventures. I live for adventures, diving, food, photography, music, tattoos, nature, and most of all… travel. Having travelled with my family from a very young age, I should have known my one true love right off the bat. I guess it just took a few years of wandering to learn the direction I was meant for.

I’ve channeled my love and passion of travel into creating tailor-made adventures that are unique for each traveller. Whether it’s a first trip as a married couple, a girls getaway, or a solo excursion – I bring your travel dreams to life. My priority is creating an experience that you won’t want to end.

 I’ve dedicated over 4 years to broadening my knowledge of the industry and sharpening the relationships with the vendors I work with. I work closely with specialists directly in each country to ensure the safety and total satisfaction of my clients.

Think we’re already a good team? Contact me to start making magic together here!

 

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Q & A's

How many countries have you visited? Vietnam just made my 70th!!! I count visiting as at least leaving the airport, getting a meal from a non-chain restaurant, and chatting with some locals. But I don’t like to go anywhere that I can’t spend at least a week (ideally more than 2) exploring and learning the country – What can I say, I like to travel slow!

What’s been your favorite destination so far? My favorite country in the world has been South Africa. I’m a firm believer that the people your with, or meet, can make or break a trip. I’ve been twice so far and both times I’ve met some of the most amazing, free-spirited, beautiful souls on the planet. In addition to being able to share my experiences with cool people, it’s just a beautiful country filled with everything you could possibly want – something for everyone. A close 2nd and 3rd to Cape Town, SA would have to be Madagascar and Iceland for the people, culture, & landscapes.

What’s your spirit animal? I like to think I’m a cross between a Serval (a type of African cat) and a Coconut Octopus. The Serval is playful, independent, and wild. The Coconut Octopus is a total nomad; using 2 coconut halves as it’s home, it picks up each side with its tentacles and carries them when it moves.

Accolades & Certifications

Published Articles & Features

Digital Travel Guru – Nomads Around The Globe Interview
Suitcase Six – Woman of the Week

 

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My Bucket List

  • Swim with Whale Sharks
  • Spend the day with Orangutans in Borneo
  • Connect to every wifi in the world so I never need a plan/SIM… I can walk down the street and always be connected!
  • Open a hostel / cat café
  • Skydive (preferably over water) and land on a yacht [dream big right?]
  • Dive with sea lions in the Galapagos
  • Hike the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal
  • Buy a horse and ride across Mongolia
  • Sleep in a Yurt in Kyrgyzstan
  • Running of the Bulls in Pamplona
  • Afternoon Tea at the Ritz in London
  • Bolivian Salt Flats
  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • Work on a coffee plantation
  • Cliff jump
  • Do a 7-10 day silent retreat
  • Do yoga in Bali, Indonesia
  • Bungee Jump [did the highest bungee bridge in the world! Bloukrans, South Africa]
  • Holi festival in India
  • Dive off the coast of Flores & Komodo Island, Indonesia
  • Oktoberfest
  • Carnival in Rio
  • Dia del Muerto in Mexico
  • Go to a World Cup match
  • Go to an Olympic event
  • Set foot on Antarctica (and see a few penguinos)
  • Become fluent in over 3 languages
  • Watch Hotel Transylvania in Transylvania
  • Patagonia, Chile
  • Shark cage dive with Great Whites
  • Hike Mt. Kilimenjaro
  • Smoke a cigar in Cuba
  • Hike the fjords in Norway
  • Finish sleeve tattoo
  • Clubbing in Ibiza
  • Straddle the Equator
  • Make sushi
  • See the northern lights
  • Walk between 2 tectonic plates
  • Go dogsledding
  • See a dung beetle rolling poop [1/2 way there!]
  • Swim with otters
  • Discover mountain gorillas in Uganda
  • Die an epic death

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