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Alex Benham

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Expertise

  • USA,
  • Mexico,
  • Adventure Travel,
  • Food & Wine

Based in

Twin Cities

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About

I’ve lived in South Africa and Namibia, called Vienna home while train-trekking throughout Europe, studied in Hangzhou and organized student trips into Yunnan Province, blogged about tacos in Mexico City, surfed waves in Bali and survived an earthquake in the Philippines.

Want to chat about barbecue in Austin, Texas or Champagne tasting in the South of France? Connect with me for your travel needs!

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Travel style

I am a budget traveler through and through… but one who likes to live well. I like to call it “five-star frugal.” I want to maximize the best bang for my buck. However, sometimes I surrender to the little voice in my head that whispers, "Treat yourself."

Favorite hotels

Alila Ubud

Hillside resort set along the banks of the Ayung River with luxe rooms and villas and an infinity pool.

Fora Perks
  • Hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Welcome amenity.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out, whenever possible.

Shindzela Safari Camp

Shindzela Safari Camp offers an authentic and immersive safari experience in the heart of the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. The camp provides comfortable tented accommodation, allowing guests to be close to nature without compromising on comfort. With knowledgeable guides leading game drives, guests get the opportunity to explore the vast wilderness, encountering the Big Five and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The camp's relaxed atmosphere, warm hospitality, and emphasis on eco-friendly practices ensure an unforgettable safari adventure, creating lasting memories of the African bushveld.

Alex's travel photos

Visiting the Bayon Temple

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Alex Benham wearing a blue scarf posing in front of an orange building.

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Alex Benham