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.
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Q & A's
How many countries have you visited? Panama just made my 68th!!! 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.
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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
- 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
- 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 beetlerolling poop [1/2 way there!]
- Swim with otters
- Discover mountain gorillas in Uganda
- Die an epic death