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Meet the fun-loving Flash Pack tribe

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“Friends for life have been made on this trip”

“The group I was with were all like minded people and as soon as I met them I knew I would have an amazing time”

Nicola, via Feefo

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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

Bagan Lodge Myanmar
“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

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“I had never traveled solo”

“I had never traveled 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

Our values

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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 travelers 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.

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Power of people

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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!

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We’ve got this

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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.

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Love local

Kids in Malawi, Africa

At Flash Pack, we firmly believe in channelling money back into local communities and we’ve set up a Flash Pack Foundation for exactly that purpose. Find out how we support local businesses around the world and join us in making a positive difference.

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Meet our founders

“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 

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“As I hit my early 30s, my friends were bailing out of vacation 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

Meet our adventure loving team

Lindsay Ferry

Lindsay Ferry

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

Tough Mudder David

David Gordon

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 

Jon Mortimer

Jon Mortimer

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. 

Jenni Shaw

Jenni Shaw

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. 

Patrick Leahy

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!

Jessie Varma

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.

Matt

Matt Chappell

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.

Nicola

Nicola Pottage

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!

Charlie

Charlie Cotton

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!

Hannah

Hannah Underwood

I’ve been producing travel content for over five years, and have a deep passion for 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 fridge), makes up for me losing every game of ping pong I’ve played here.

Lucy

Lucy Robson

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.

Becki

Becki Allaway

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.

Owura Osei-Wusu

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.

Penny Whitehouse

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.

Laura Reid

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.

SJ Harris

Whilst my family had taken me skiing across the Alps throughout my childhood, my first big trip was not until I was 21, when I chose to follow my brother’s footsteps out to Vancouver.
We live such incredibly busy lives, but travel gives me the time to do as I want, when I want and where I want. Travel is as much about freedom as seeing the world.

Heeji Park

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.

Katie Cammack

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.

Michael Laird

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.

Jonny Forsey

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.

Charlotte Beckett

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.

Imogen Kalinauckas

My love for travel stems from my family holidays while growing up. Greece, in particular, is like home to me. I have Greek lessons every Tuesday to get closer to the culture I love and to help me connect with people when I visit. What attracted me to Flash Pack was the prospect of working for an exciting and modern company that has a good ethos and strong morals.

Liam Baldock

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.

Elliot Little

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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