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The Out Adventures Team

Meet the people that are here to bring you top-notch customer service and the best gay holiday in the world.

OUR STAFF & HOSTS

OWNER & HOST

Robert Sharp

OWNER & HOST

Rob spent a year travelling the world before launching Out Adventures in 2008. He’s visited 60+ countries in his quest to bring you unforgettable expeditions. He also does fun stuff at the office like analyzing metrics (seriously, he enjoys analyzing metrics).

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DIRECTOR OF TOUR OPERATIONS & HOST

Scott Marquardt

DIRECTOR OF TOUR OPERATIONS & HOST

We found Scott in one of our most popular destinations: Peru. Originally from the Great White North, he most recently oversaw operations for a major travel company in Latin American. He’s fond of exotic flavours, foreign films and all the subtitles that contribute to his love of languages.

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SALES MANAGER

Jason Chow

SALES MANAGER

Jason has travelled to over 55 countries and has extensive experience in cruising and luxury travel. He loves exploring a destination’s culture, art, food, and especially wildlife. Care to join him while he swims with sharks or dives with sea turtles?

Digital Marketing Specialist

Andy Stark

Digital Marketing Specialist

Andy began his career editing lifestyle TV shows before segueing into the digital marketing world. An avid traveler and cruiser, he can usually be found exploring famous museums, relaxing on sunny beaches, or conquering the world’s craziest rollercoasters. Come along for a ride - if you dare!

Sales & Operations Coordinator

Rodrigo

Sales & Operations Coordinator

Prior to working in the office, Rodrigo led our tours in the Azores. He's an avid hiker, and when he's not roaming a mountain you'll most likely find him "gayming". Don't get any funny ideas, that's just slang for gays that play video games.

Host

Alf Barba

Host

Alfredo (who goes by Alf) has travel running through his veins. Born in Mexico, he started travelling at the ripe young age of 15, exploring the US, Canada and Alaska overland. When not leading tours through Patagonia and Central America Alf can be found climbing mountains and honing his photography skills.

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Frano Novljan

Host

Frano was born in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and has a background in the arts with a Master's Degree in acting. Frano transitioned to travel in 2019 and has guided tours throughout Europe. He speaks English, German, Spanish, and Italian along with Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, and Montenegrin.

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Gabor Laszlo

Host

A true traveller, Gabor was born in Pecs, Hungary, spent two years in Israel and has since settled into Budapest. He has 20 years of guiding experience and has led tours throughout Europe and abroad. He's extremely outgoing and has an impressive knack for languages (English, Hungarian, Hebrew and Finnish!).

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Writer

Lino DiNallo

Writer

Based in Vancouver, Lino enjoys sunset yoga on the beach, making up hobbies, and abusing the Oxford comma. He also types like Liberace plays the piano, bedazzling our trip descriptions and newsletters with salty sentences. In a perfect world you’ll love his writing so much you need a cigarette.


OUR GROUP LEADERS

Ale
Peru

Ale

Peru

Aléjandrina, or Alé, is our Peruvian Mama that’s taken great care of our clients since 2009. Whether hiking the Inca Trail or exploring the Amazon, you’ll quickly see why past travellers don’t just consider Alé a guide, but a friend.

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Amr
Egypt

Amr

Egypt

Amr is our local Egyptologist who has over 20 years experience in the industry. Not only an experienced guide, he’s also been the local interpreter for some of Egypt’s biggest conferences and events including the UNAIDS World AIDS Day, TEDx Cairo and a meeting between the Egyptian President and the Presidents of Greece and Cyprus.

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Egypt

Aziz

Egypt

Aziz is our local Egyptologist and guide to the stars, with an esteemed client roster including Vanessa Redgrave and Elle McPherson. When he isn’t showing our guests and other glamorous clients around his fascinating country he can be found competing in water polo and Ironman triathlons.

India

Bhuvan

India

Bhuvan is amongst India’s culture cognoscenti. He’s a passionate painter and sculptor and loves listening to music and reading. He has also lived in several different regions across India giving him a rich understanding of the country’s varied cultures, cuisines and traditions.

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Ecuador

Fernando

Ecuador

Born and raised on the Galapagos Islands, Fernando is as local an expert as you can find. His love for the ocean and its abundant life started at a young age and led to his career as a naturalist guide. Fernando is also a certified snorkeling instructor, and his other passions include free-diving, birdwatching, longboarding and cycling. When not working or playing in the ocean, he can be found spoiling his wife.

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Italy

Frano

Italy

Frano was born in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and has a background in the arts with a Master's Degree in acting. Frano transitioned to travel in 2019 and has guided tours throughout Europe, including Italy, of course. He speaks English, German, Spanish, and Italian along with Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, and Montenegrin.

Iceland

Gudni

Iceland

Gudni, who has led our gay Iceland getaways since 2012, is best remembered by guests for his delicious smile and huggable persona. He’s always the first to snorkel the Silfra fissure. The first suited up and into the Blue Lagoon. And he’ll finish his first pint before you’ve screamed “Skál”.

Iceland

Hafsteinn

Iceland

Hafsteinn (goes by Haffi) has a background in music with a Masters in classical singing and in composition. He has traveled extensively and started presenting Iceland to travellers in 2016 alongside his musical adventures. He has competed in Eurovision for Iceland as a backup vocalist and sang the Icelandic version of "I Am What I Am" when Reykjavik first had a theme song for pride in 2003.

Joe
Japan

Joe

Japan

When our Japanese partners suggested Joe as our guide, they described him as such: "Joe has such lovable sweet looks and his heart is sweeter." Beyond his dapper style and full heart, he also has a keen interest in travel, photography and movies.

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Joshua

Mount Kilimanjaro

Joshua has been working on Mount Kilimanjaro for over 24 years, with 232 visits to the summit from over 300 treks. He specializes in leading 'non-standard' treks for wheelchair-bound trekkers, amputees and transplant adventurers, as well as all 'special' treks leading to such events as summit proposals and weddings. Through his vast experience, Joshua has seen all styles and abilities of trekking, making him the perfect leader for Out Adventures treks.

Colombia

Juan David

Colombia

Juan David is a "Paisa" hailing from Medellín who loves showing off his beautiful home country. A local LGBT travel expert, he also has a passion for sustainable tourism.

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Ken
Kenya

Ken

Kenya

Ken has always had a passion for wildlife and hospitality. After he completed his high school education in Narok where he was born and raised, he joined Kenya Wildlife and Training Services to begin his guiding career. Ken has travelled throughout Kenya, but his favourite place is Masai Mara.

Croatia

Livio

Croatia

A visit to Croatia is not truly complete without the knowledge and warmth that Livio offers Out Adventures guests. With nearly 20 years’ experience, this man sure knows his way around, and being an international world traveller, he provides context that many guides are unable to.

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Kenya

Mustafa

Kenya

Also known as Musty (Moo-stee), Mustafa is a very passionate guide with 15 years of experience. His first job was at a camp site where he realized he had a love of both nature and people. Outside of guiding, he loves classical music and exploring new regions and parks. "What's Musty's favourite animal?", you ask. The elephant! As he explains, he likes how the herds are led by women.

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Morocco

Mustapha

Morocco

Originally from the Rose Valley, Mustapha has been a professional guide for over 8 years, and began with Out Adventures in 2019. Although not gay, he believes that every person should be respected, regardless of their gender, sexuality or race.

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Kenya

Mwok

Kenya

Our head Kenya guide is a bright 33-year-old from West Pokot. Born with a love of animals and nature, his favourite part of guiding is watching visitors get excited about the numerous wildlife sightings. Even after years of guiding, Mwok still gets ecstatic himself over rare sightings such as the elusive leopard.

Jordan

Nuwar

Jordan

With over 30 years of guiding experience, Nuwar is as knowledgeable as they come. She is truly passionate about the ancient societies of Jordan and the Middle East. Nuwar is also a skilled linguist, fluent in Arabic, English, German and French, ooh la la!

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Egypt

Ramez

Egypt

As a passionate traveller himself, Ramez has ventured as far as the Great Wall of China in the east and Africa's greatest game parks in the south. He's naturally curious, a complete history buff—to no surprise, his degree is in Egyptology—and just a genuine gentleman.

Tony (Jaturaporn)

Thailand

From the northern province of Nan, Tony brings charm and swagger to his tours. He loves taking photos, shopping, and dressing up Out Adventurers’ guests in traditional Lanna Thai outfits.

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Mongolia

Tuul

Mongolia

Otgontuul—or simply Tuul (pronounced "Toll")—is our intrepid Mongolia guide. The mother of four isn't like most traditional Mongolian women. She's an avid hiker, horseback rider, kayaker and motorcyclist. When given the opportunity, she enjoys travelling abroad to destinations as far as the UK and South Korea. As a guide, Tuul is an open book and always happy to chat about Mongolia's unique culture and history over a pint of airag.

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Mexico

Valeria

Mexico

Valeria was born in Mexico City, but has lived in Puebla for most of her life. She earned a degree in Music and throughout her life has worked as a performer, teacher, choir conductor, music composer, content writer and, for the past seven years, a certified tour guide. She loves sharing her passion about history, Mexican culture and, of course, Mexican food. When she's not guiding, she loves to spend her time reading and spoiling her partner and her dogs.

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Cuba

Wilmar

Cuba

When Will isn’t grooming and competing with his five beautiful pooches, he’s most likely enjoying his husband’s gourmet food. You’ll get to know Will, his husband, and his dogs while dining at his home on our Cuba tours.

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