- Urban destinations,
- boutique hotels,
- Latin America,
- food-focused travel
"Learn-it-all" working toward becoming a travel entrepreneur and focusing on wellness and adventure tourism.
LAX for most trips, BUR as a backup.
My travel style
I look for wonder in the small things, whether I am walking the streets of Montreal or gazing at the graffiti-laden walls of La Comuna 13 in the hills of Medellin, Colombia. I have made it my mission to help busy, time-starved, industrious working professionals on the verge of burnout take well-planned, transformational vacations to reclaim their health, creativity and sanity. I have cultivated a keen understanding of designing escapes that have the traveler connect with themselves, feel at peace, focused and recharged. My clients return feeling healthy, invigorated, refreshed – and ready to tackle their demanding jobs with a productive and renewed spirit.
The Bantú Hotel by Faranda Boutique
Lost Iguana Resort & Spa
Upscale jungle retreat on 120 acres where all 42 rooms have views of Arenal Volcano.
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Comfy boutique hotel between the beach and bustle of downtown.
Recently returned from:
Family getaway to Maui (Lahaina).
Urban trek in Medellin.
Destination wedding in Cartagena (my own).
Summer festival time in Montreal, Canada.
Tahiti with my spouse.
Solo trip to Barcelona.
Alaska cruise with my brothers.
Reunion with my best guy friends in Madeira, Portugal.
What’s one thing you can’t travel without?
I love to listen to music as I walk, so a good pair of headphones are an absolute must.
Two truths, one lie:
I took a two-hour hike with my spouse on our honeymoon through Tayrona National Park, Colombia to get to the beach at Cabo San Juan.
On a winter holiday trip to Amsterdam, I met a chef from Cuba who turned out to be the owner of a popular tapas bar at the time. We clicked so well that he invited me to his after-hours New Year's Eve party for his friends and best clients. I got to spend my New Year's Eve with an eclectic crowd of people from across the world.
On a tour of Gibraltar, I was mugged by a family of Barbary macaques who desperately wanted my Toblerone chocolate.
Get in touch with Irving
Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.