WHO WE ARE
Hello! I'm Elizabeth de Quillacq. I am a bilingual, dual nationality French-American.
My professional background ranges from embassies, consulates, and foreign governments to the huge retail store Selfridges in London, England.
With my super-smart husband and 3 tolerant children, we've lived in, worked in and traveled to 47 countries including Peru, Cuba, Jordan, Botswana, Israel, Cambodia, Guatemala, Nepal, Canada, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Namibia, Haiti, Iceland… just to name a few. My twins were 10 days old when they got their first passport. Living in Europe for 12 years means that we visited practically every country there, too. But what makes our travels unique is that we have meaningful experiences and true adventure. No tour groups, no chain hotels, no tourist traps. We see the authentic country through our choices of lodging, meals, transport and activities. We volunteer at schools. We visit with local artists. We bring our skills to share, but mostly we learn. We all come home better people, humble and enriched; especially the children who have seen the world outside of their bubble and temporarily lived a different life.
My personal specialty is doing it all without breaking the bank because I know the tricks and ways to save money. For example, I know how to maximise air miles and credit card points, as well as the best time to buy flights. We work with lots of hotels, guides, tours and travel companies who give my clients a discount instead of paying Souvenir & Far a commission. Also, staying in an Airbnb-type property can be a great way to have a more "local" experience (and save money!) I’m also a pro at “no baggage” travel (yes, you can live for 3 weeks with only a few changes of clothes in a carry-on!)
Our expertise, connections, and common sense will make your vacation better.