Keep exploring with Wanderlust, a virtual events series
You are invited to join us and our experts from around the world for Wanderlust, a virtual events series of entertaining and inspiring presentations designed to connect us with our love of travel. We miss exploring as much as you do and want to share our passion through this series of interactive experiences.
Explore Wanderlust events below and register to join us.
Around the world in 200 days
Road trip from Kenya to Brazil with Florian Keller
Three continents, 25 countries and 44,000 kilometres – Florian Keller, Chief Product Officer at Hayes & Jarvis, travelled 200 days in his Landcruiser ‘Pele’ to make the epic journey from Kenya to Brazil for the 2014 Football World Cup. Join Florian as he recounts his adventures at some of the earth’s most spectacular landscapes, from snowboarding across Lake Baikal to watching bull-jumping ceremonies, and the country that surprised him most.
Part I: Nairobi to Vladivostok
Wednesday, 28th April, 7 pm BST
In the first part of this journey, Florian journeys through remote Northern Kenya to visit reclusive ethnic groups in Southern Ethiopia crosses Oman’s deserts and the Persian Gulf, and takes the ancient Silk Route from Iran to Samarkand. He then heads east through Mongolia and Siberia’s dramatic landscapes and explores no man’s land in Russia.
Part II: Vladivostok to Rio
Wednesday, 5th May, 7 pm BST
In the second part of the journey, leave the icy landscapes of Russia behind and travel to Tokyo and across the Atlantic to the Americas. In Latin America, join Florian as he goes exploring in the jungles and Mayan ruins of Mexico, climbing volcanoes in Nicaragua, and riding through dizzying mountain passes in the high Andes, on the way to Rio.
About Florian Keller
Chief Product Officer at Hayes & Jarvis & Africa Expert at the Travelopia Group of Companies
Florian Keller is a passionate globetrotter and explorer. For him, the magic of travel lies in the spontaneous and unplanned moments that make even seasoned travelers go ‘wow’. He loves exploring our great big planet in search of such moments as often as he can. As co-founder of Enchanting Travels and Chief Product Officer at Hayes & Jarvis, Florian has successfully turned his passion into his profession. He lives and works out of Nairobi – on the farm that served as the setting for the classic movie ‘Out of Africa’, where he continues to build and expand the company portfolio. In work and in life, he is unrelentingly focused on making travel more responsible and giving back to the community.
India: A land of legends and colours with Jas Bhela
Tuesday, 4th May, 5 pm BST
India is a vast, captivating country with over 4,500 years of history and culture, bustling modern cities, and some of the most majestic monuments in the world. Journey through a magical land of colour and legend with Hayes & Jarvis Destination Specialist Jasdeep Bhela.Join Jas as he journeys across Rajasthan, Agra, and Kerala, as well as lesser-known destinations such as the UNESCO-listed fort city of Gwalior, colonial Kolkata, and vibrant Tamil Nadu, sharing his personal experiences and anecdotes along the way.
About Jasdeep Bhela
Destination Specialist, Hayes & Jarvis
Travel is an intrinsic part of Jas’s DNA. He’s been a passionate traveller for 20 years and counting and has been fortunate to visit 40 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. Jas has spent four exciting years in India experiencing the country’s many beautiful wonders firsthand and immersing himself fully in the local culture. As a destination specialist for Hayes & Jarvis, he draws on these personal experiences to create luxury, bespoke holidays that focus on interacting with indigenous communities, learning about unique cultures, and exploring enchanting landscapes.
Patagonia: Iconic landscapes with Amelia Edwards
Thursday, 6th May, 6 pm BST
Explore two of the most iconic landscapes in Patagonia with Trip Coordination Manager Amelia Edwards. Argentina’s El Calafate is your gateway to the UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park which is home to the impressive Perito Moreno glacier. Just a few hours south, in Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine boasts towering peaks, glacier-cleaved landscapes and golden grasslands. Get your lowdown on what to see and do, when to visit and where to stay on your next big adventure!
About Amelia Edwards
Trip Coordination Manager
Ever since she can remember, Amelia has been an avid travel and culture enthusiast. Having spent her childhood years in Singapore, she earned a degree in English Literature from Elon University and moved to Buenos Aires in 2008 as a volunteer English teacher at a rehabilitation center. Since then, Amelia has worked extensively with the Argentine deaf community. She indulges her love of exploration through her extensive personal journeys across Asia, Europe, Australia, Central and South America. As a Trip Coordination Manager at Hayes & Jarvis, she loves sharing her firsthand knowledge and supporting her guests in their journeys.
Questions about Wanderlust ?
Get in touch with Melanie Fritz, Guest Relations Executive at Hayes & Jarvis. And please feel free to invite your family and friends who wish to keep exploring!Get in touch
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