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Debra Hakman



  • Vietnam,
  • Ecuador,
  • Off-the-Beaten Path,
  • Adventure

Based in

San Francisco Bay Area (Larkspur, CA)

Profile details


Avid traveler and enthusiastic trip planner. Expert at finding unique, off-the-beaten-path activities for authentic cultural immersion. Grew up in Senegal and Singapore and have visited 50+ countries.

My happy place is traveling to totally different cultures and immersing myself. It's why I love Asia so much. My other happy place is underwater scuba diving.

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Travel style

I am best known among family and friends as an expert at finding off-the-beaten-path activities, whether it be a homestay or a bike ride through remote, untouristed villages. The goal is authentic cultural immersion. I have done the hostel route and while I now prefer luxe accommodations, I am not averse to more simple stays if it gets me closer to experiencing life in a different culture. My days are full. I want to experience all that I can within the time limit of my vacation.

Favorite hotels

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Pita Maha Resort & Spa

Discover blissful serenity at Pita Maha Resort & Spa.

Topas Ecolodge

Remote ecolodge in Sapa Valley with relaxing bungalows and an infinity pool.

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Travel Advisor

Debra Hakman