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“Smashed my comfort zone”
“Not only does this tour offer luxury but it also took you out of your comfort zone. Flash Pack were the only ones that I could find that catered exactly what I was after”
Nick, via Feefo
“Excellent value for money”
“Flash Pack aren’t the cheapest (I’ll admit that made me waver a little bit before taking the plunge of booking) but I’m convinced they are the best value for money, with so many activities included, and really lovely hotels”
Victoria, via Feefo
“I had never travelled solo”
“I had never travelled on my own and I was nervous at the thought of spending 2 weeks with complete strangers. I had absolutely NOTHING to worry about at all.
The group of people on this trip were fantastic. We had so much fun together and I can honestly say I haven’t laughed like I did on this trip for a long time!”
Rhiannan, via Feefo
In an age where we’re stuck behind screens, we use adventure to fuel connection. When you travel with us, you’ll meet kind, friendly and open-minded people who will rock your world (while seeing the world). Our community of solo travellers in their 30s and 40s is about life stage more than age. We work around the clock to match you with like-minded souls, meaning the stage is set for common ground. Add comfort-busting adventure into the mix, and the chemistry comes alive. Goodbye small talk, hello friendship. It’s what Flashpackers rave about most.
You, our Flashpackers, are our raison d’être, and your happiness is our happiness. We live and die by our recommendations and we’ll only suggest doing something if we 100% rate it. Generic travel is not for us; we’re not one for following the crowd. Instead, we seek out meaningful adventures that pack an experiential punch. And just to make sure of this, we have a crew of Flash Pack Insiders who preview each of our new trips and let us know what can be improved (find out more here). We listen to you at every turn and your positive reviews are our driving force. At the risk of sounding like a 70s ballad, you really are our everything!
We know how busy you are kicking ass in your career, so we take care of all the boring details for you. When you come on-board for a Flash Pack trip, you don’t need to sweat the small stuff – just hand it over to us. All our adventures come with private transport and English-speaking guides, and our experts will share advice on everything from visas to packing. Forget about trawling the internet for tips, or frantically fitting in logistics before you travel. With us, all you need to do is simply rock up and enjoy the show.
“I was single, in my thirties, stressed at work and wanted to get away and have some fun and adventure. All my friends were busy getting married, having kids or busy with their own respective careers. When I researched the market, I realized it was predominantly catering to young budget backpackers or the luxury, retired market. I was somewhere in between. I wanted a dynamic adventure with people my own age and a boutique hotel. So I set up my own travel company!
I guess you could say I was born with wanderlust in my veins. At the age of seven, my parents packed my sister and I off to Kenya for two months – entirely alone! I spent my twenties living everywhere from Santiago, Chile to Madrid and Provence” – Radha
“As I hit my early 30s, my friends were bailing out of holiday plans, side-tracked by babies and mortgages. Flash Pack would have been the obvious solution.
If you told me I’d be running a group travel company six years ago, I’d have laughed you out the door. Hand-holding isn’t my thing. In fact, my 14-year career as a photojournalist means I am fiercely independent. Working for national and international titles, my job led me all over the world, from the chaos of the Libyan Civil War to the fallout of the Japanese tsunami.
My assignments were difficult and often dangerous, but never, ever dull. And they opened up a side to countries that tourists just don’t get to see”
It’s this off-radar magic that convinced me I could change the face of group travel” – Lee
Before joining Flash Pack, I was on a career travel break, and it was during this time that I discovered their adventure trips. This set me off on a travel path which took me to Europe, North & South America and Asia. The icing on the cake is that I have made so many genuine friends and I credit Flash Pack with helping create such strong bonds through their irresistible trips. I joined Flash Pack from Merrill Lynch
As a dual national with German and American citizenship, my upbringing was full of travel and living in different cultures. Before moving to the UK, I lived for 5 years in the USA and I spent a summer semester in South East Asia. I thrive in a start-up culture and love having the ability to shape the company’s growth. Flash Pack has also supported my ping-pong development. I came from Tough Mudder to join the Flash Pack team
I’ve been fortunate to have travelled a fair bit so far. I kicked things off by backpacking Asia, Australasia and North America. After joining the Army as an Officer, I saw a lot of Jordan, Kenya and Afghanistan by helicopter. I love hiking and my best experience to date was self-navigating the Ganja La Pass in Nepal. Before joining Flash Pack I was at Uber.
I came to Flash Pack after a childhood spent hearing adventure tales from my globetrotting grandparents and adventurous family holidays across the globe. My passions for travel, creativity and meeting new people are synonymous with Flash Pack’s own culture and I genuinely love coming to work every day to work alongside some pretty awesome people who are doing some pretty awesome things.
After six years working in a pretty staid, grey, corporate job I decided enough was enough. It was time to make a radical change and to try and start a career focused on something I’ve always loved – travel! I discovered Flash Pack at the perfect time and it’s proven to be the best decision I’ve ever made. The fun, hard-working, fast-paced startup vibe suits me down to the ground!
When I was 6, my parents whisked me and my two siblings off around the world. We lived in France, India, Taiwan and Australia, among many other places. Japan made a powerful impression on me as a child, and I finally made it back there this year. It was my passion for travel that led me to Flash Pack, where I’m surrounded by self-driven people in a positive, challenging environment.
As a lifestyle journo, I’ve travelled all over the world with my job. I’ve been lucky enough to experience some once-in-a-lifetime things; open-top road trips from San Fran to L.A, sleeping in a converted lighthouse on the Icelandic coast, chilling in a sauna with Sting in Norway and driving an Aston Martin to Kate Moss’s luxury holiday pad. Real wow moments. In some ways, I’ve been Flashpacking all along.
I got the travel bug from my ever-travelling-for-work father. He would bring back gifts from everywhere he went – a Bob Marley tape from Jamaica was my favourite and started my love affair with reggae. While travelling with Flash Pack, I fell in love with the concept and asked for a job! What I love most about working here is bringing in my best friend/dog Sid for constant hugs!
I love adventure, even the boring bits – 6 hour bus journey through the middle of nowhere? Yes please! I’ve been lucky and managed to travel to lots of places, either with my ancient backpack or with work (one of the perks of the job!). Next up is a road trip across southern Africa, hiking in Nepal or eating my own body weight in Mexico. There are too many amazing places!
I’ve been working with premium brands and producing content for almost six years, and love exploring the world (Japan, Canada and India are my faves). At Flash Pack I get to do what I love and work with inspiring people, whilst the start-up culture means we have the freedom to be as creative as we want. This (along with the prosecco supply), makes up for me losing every game of ping pong I’ve played here.
I’ve been fortunate enough to spend most of my life abroad, travelling or living in various cities. I lived for 4 years in Prague, and fell in love with this beautiful city. I see life as an adventure, and love to experience new things, cultures and people. One of the most important things to me are the people you accidently meet on your life journey and become lifelong friends with.
My fascination for travel started at twelve when Mum whisked my sister and I off backpacking in New Zealand! After a few years exploring India, Asia and Australia I knew a career in travel was for me, I never fancied a traditional office job and after working at a start-up while living in Melbourne I was hooked! I love the freedom and creativity that’s encouraged and nurtured at Flash Pack.
As a child, I always dreamt about travelling the world to experience different cultures and landscapes. It was a dream that started to become a reality on my first Flash Pack team trip to Spain. Zooming past fields of sunflowers, thick forests and winding mountain ranges on Vespa, and eating tapas alongside a rushing stream is my best trip so far. Next on the list? Croatia and Bali.
Since childhood, I’ve enjoyed travelling and getting to know other countries, as my Mum was born in Cyprus and we would visit a lot when I was younger. I moved to London 8 years ago, making a home here while starting out as a designer. I’ve been working in media and start-up companies for 4 years as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Picture Editor.
I’ve always been open to learning about new cultures and seeing other parts of the world, which is what led me here. The great thing about Flash Pack is that it’s not just a travel company – it’s a progressive tech-based start-up where you have the ability to shape things in innovative ways. I love working with people with entrepreneurial minds, and luckily my office is full of them.
I’ve been travelling solo since my high school days, when I volunteered in community health and education projects in Nicaragua and Argentina. Since then, I’ve taken any internship opportunities to work abroad and I’ve been backpacking all across South America. The great thing about Flash Pack is that I get to work with travel stories and arrange for people to go on their adventures.
I’ve always loved working with people, which led me to study French and Spanish at university. I lived in Vigo in Spain for a year, where I was working and travelling independently every weekend. It gave me the chance to get under the skin of Spain and understand the mentality of a different culture. Since working here, I love the freedom and flexibility that comes with the start-up culture.
When people ask me where I am from, I find it difficult to answer – I lived in major cities such as Tel-Aviv, New York, Paris, Shanghai and London. In each location, I tried to travel around as much as possible, which explains why it was a no-brainer to join Flash Pack. As one of the marketing managers at Flash Pack, I love working in a fun, challenging environment and shaping the growth of the company.
After growing up in Malaga I have always had a thirst for learning new cultures. I moved back to Spain at the age of 20 and worked in Barcelona for a year. I have since travelled to America, Asia and Africa. Working at Flash Pack is so great as I am able to really contribute to developing the team and I feel like we are all working towards a common goal!
I lived in Istanbul and Oslo for 6 months while studying Medieval History at university, which gave me an insider perspective on these unique and beautiful cities. I loved getting under the skin of these cultures and learning about the people. When I came home, I even missed hearing the call to prayer 5 times a day. I encourage everyone to get out there and see a country in its day-to-day life.
A self-confessed language nerd, I’ve never come across a language I didn’t want to learn or a culture I didn’t want to know more about. Through my degree in French, Spanish and Catalan I lived in Barcelona and Brittany and after graduating I travelled South-East Asia, South America, New Zealand and Australia, meeting amazing people and seeing incredible sights along the way. The minute I got back I knew I wanted to help others have these experiences, and the friendly and welcoming culture of Flash Pack drew me in instantly.
Making connections with people and places all over the world is something I have always loved. Nothing beats the feeling you get when you’re heading out of the door ready to explore somewhere new. I love the sociability, flexibility and excitement that comes with working at a start-up. In my previous jobs, I used to day dream about my next adventure – but at Flash Pack, I get to live out that “work hard, play hard, travel hard” dream!
I was extremely fortunate to grow up with a family that loved to travel, in particular going on hiking holidays. My love for it has only grown as I’ve gotten older – in the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to go up Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as exploring the national parks in the US West Coast and the Cairngorms in Scotland. I’ve worked in startups since leaving university, and being surrounded by passionate and ambitious people at Flash Pack makes it an awesome place to work – every day provides a new and exciting challenge!
Having grown up under the Australian sun, I’ve been fortunate enough to experience life among different cultures. I love nothing more than the thrill of travelling to new places, getting under the skin of a country and learning about the people. Travelling through Namibia investigating the impact of trophy hunting on local communities and wildlife populations will forever be a highlight for me. It is this passion for adventure that led me to videography, and working in such a creative environment means I’m always surrounded by positive and inspiring people.
The vast majority of my life decisions have been based around whether they will give me the opportunity to travel and I started my career working for a safari specialist, travelling and planning trips through Africa seeking out some of the most unique and adventurous experiences the continent had to offer (wading through swamps in the Congo, picking limes for a G&T remains a highlight). Flash Pack lets me use this experience and my love for finding experiences not included in the TripAdvisor top ten and apply it to the whole world.
My love of travel stems from my parents working for an airline whilst I was growing up which meant we all got to travel a lot! I took my first steps in Cape Town and have had the travelling bug ever since. I went back to retrace my Cape Town steps last year on an incredible road trip across Southern Africa. I worked at HelloFresh previously and love the start-up culture!
Combined with my love for travel, I’ve always had a passion for start-ups and entrepreneurship, which is what led me to Flash Pack. I’ve started two of my own businesses while studying at university, but I wanted the real life experience of working in a startup. This also meant that I could apply my Facebook advertising & videography skills to a high growth startup.
I experienced my first ever road trip aged 4 months, from Bangkok to the south of Thailand. Since then, my life has been full of adventures, from camping under mountain stars to kayaking down the Mekong in a monsoon. My interest in languages led me to live in Andalusia and Tuscany, where I immersed myself in their cultures and made great friends from around the world. As a copywriter at Flash Pack, I use words to bring adventures to life. What I love about working here is that I’m constantly surrounded by creative energy and brilliant minds.
Having a German mother and an American-Turkish father, I have been brought up with different cultures my entire life. When I was younger, my grandparents lived in South Africa and my father moved back to the States, so already as a young child, I travelled a lot and my love for travel just kept growing from there. After leaving my home country, Germany, I lived in Turkey and Spain before moving to the UK. I love my job: working in a start-up and growing the German market gives me lots of responsibility and the ability to be creative.
I love working with people and making connections, which is what led me across 10 countries in the space of 8 months. Central America was a big highlight of my adventures – Mexico, Cuba and Colombia were all amazing! Working in Sales at Flash Pack means I get to work in a fun and fast-paced environment where I’m chatting to people all day about their upcoming adventures.
I graduated from uni without a clue about what to do next. So naturally, I gave into the travel bug, spending a year traversing the beautiful landscapes of Australia, and meandering through SE Asia for a few months on my way home. After getting back, I couldn’t possibly imagine settling into an office job. That’s until I found Flash Pack! Now I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by like-minded wanderlusters, while pursuing my career in HR.
When I finished school, I lived in France for 4 months, which made me realise there’s a big world out there and gave me a thirst for travel. My proudest achievement is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and raising 3k for charity. As a videographer, I love the freedom and creativity of working in a start-up environment. I’m constantly taking on big challenges, starting out as a film-maker and exploring my own ideas.
Originally from Birmingham, my parents dragged me kicking-and-screaming to the south west of France at the ripe age of 6. I have since learned to embrace new cultures, returning to the UK to study Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Through my studies, I have been lucky to live and work across the globe, including a year in Shanghai. My passion for travel and foreign cultures led me to Flash Pack’s doorstep.
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