OUR TEAM OF TRAVEL EXPERTS IS THERE FOR YOU. WHETHER HELPING DECIDE WHICH TRIP TO GO ON OR EXPLAINING ABOUT THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF OUR DESTINATIONS OR PROVIDING ENCOURAGEMENT WHILE HIKING AND BIKING, WE WILL DO ALL WE CAN TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE TRIP.
TRAVEL IS OUR PASSION.
Our passionate team is one of our greatest assets. These are the people that design and lead our tours. They don’t just know our destinations, they love them and want you to love them just as much. Our in depth knowledge allows us to make suggestions for your trip that are personalized based on your interests. We love what we do, and will do whatever it takes to go above and beyond to make your trip as enjoyable and memorable as possible.
Mero is the founder of Carpe Mundo and is passionate about adventure travel! He designs the majority of the trip itineraries and leads many of the tours. He previously worked as the American Express Travel Insider for both Iceland and Croatia- a very distinguished title to obtain requiring a six month selection process and in-depth knowledge of the destination- no one else has held the position for these countries! He loves creating and personalizing itineraries for customers, using his extensive experience and destination knowledge to provide customers with memories to last a lifetime. Mero has visited over 75 countries and all seven continents. He has guided trips across North America, South America, Europe and Africa. He won 5th place in TourRadar’s Adventure Guide of the Year contest, selected out of thousands of guides from over 600 tour companies!
Jackie has been working in the outdoor travel and recreation industry for 15 years as an instructor, trip leader and guide, as well as serving in administrative roles. She has been leading tours to Iceland since 2012 and has completed courses with Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Prior to joining Carpe Mundo in 2018, she spent 8 years as the Coordinator for the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education at the University of Florida. Jackie holds certifications as a Wilderness First Responder from the Wilderness Medicine Institute and a Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor from the American Canoe Association. Jackie is particularly fond of water-related activities and also dabbles in improv comedy- one of the many reasons customers love being on a trip with her!
Sophia is Berlin based and loves sharing her native Germany with Carpe Mundo customers! She really enjoys the vibrant city life but loves to reconnect with nature as much as possible. Her favorite outdoor activities are hiking and tour biking. She loves being outside and the speed of biking is perfect for getting to know new places and landscapes. She has been working as a bike tour guide for several years throughout Europe and has been working with Carpe Mundo since 2016.
Zack helps with both leading trips and organizing self-drive trips to Iceland. Iceland is “hands down” his favorite country- from hot springs to glaciers, the midnight sun to the northern lights, it’s a breathtaking and captivating country with surprises galore! In addition to working for Carpe Mundo, he is a full time personal trainer and specializes in corrective exercise and teaches high-intensity bootcamp classes. His fitness background enables him to encourage and motivate customers on tours, and his love of travel and helping others succeed make him loved by everyone!
Marcela was born in a small town near Zurich where she spent most of her childhood. She has family all over Switzerland and loves the mountains, as well as all of the adventurous sports they offer! She currently lives in Colorado where she works as an adventure wedding and elopement photographer. Her photography skills are put to great use on Carpe Mundo trips, where she loves sharing not only photos but her love and knowledge of Switzerland! Marcela enjoys spending her free time hiking, snowboarding, and of course traveling. From rafting the Nile in Uganda to hang gliding in Hawaii and hiking through the jungles of Peru, her extensive travels make for some fascinating stories.
Originally from the U.K., Megan has always loved to explore, but fell in love with adventure travel while working as an outdoor guide during her time at university. She enjoys the freedoms of backpacking and the pleasures of kayaking! She is a certified Wilderness First Responder and leads some of our Iceland Hiking trips. Megan also uses her creativity and love of Iceland to design tailored and unique Self-Drive tours. When she has time off from her graduate studies at UT Austin, she leaps at every opportunity to travel and spend time outdoors. Megan identifies with Carpe Mundo’s philosophy, and loves being surrounded by the passionate Carpe Mundo team members!