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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 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
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.
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 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
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.
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’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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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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