We are in Mexico now. After Mexico, we will be going to Guatemala. We are interested in hiking, hitchhiking, camping, yoga, photographing, surfing, gardening, meditation, making new friends.
Our names are Ryan and Jenni.
We are an outgoing, and friendly couple always looking for a new adventure, and new friends to share it with. Ryan is from the USA and Jenni is from Finland. We found each other in Cambodia in February of 2020 while volunteering for 3 months in the same hostel. Our love of travel, learning new things, exploring new ideas, meeting new people, and the growth that comes from all of this are just a few of the things that brought us together. Well, I guess I would have to give some credit to COVID shutdowns as well haha!
We like to travel slow and volunteer so that we can experience different cultures in a more intimate way, use our skills and expertise to make a positive impact on the communities we visit, and gain some knowledge along the way.
We can offer skills in the following areas:
-Photography, content creation, social media management, marketing
-Teaching Yoga, meditation, and facilitating groups
-General hotel/hostel and restaurant work, entertaining guests, bartending, and serving
-Teaching English and helping with other school work
-Gardening, landscape design, and other manual labor activities
-Animal care and house sitting
-We also love to learn new skills and would be open to hearing about any projects you believe we could help out with.
InterestsMountainBeachNatureCampingHitchhikingSailing / BoatingAdventure sportsFitnessYoga / WellnessDancingOutdoor activitiesHikingCharity workGardeningSustainabilityAnimalsLanguagesArt & designWritingBooks
show moreVideographyPhotographyCooking & foodVegetarian or veganCultureSelf developmentEvents & socialPlant care
Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn
Some knowledge of:GardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceCreating/ Cooking family mealsLife at a FarmstayEco ProjectsHelping around the houseAnimal CareHospitality/TourismCharity WorkArt Projects
Able to teach about:Language practiceTeaching
More details about your skills
Ryan: I have worked as a group facilitator for therapy groups as well, and really enjoy doing that. Photography is a passion of mine and I travel with all the necessary equipment to take professional-quality photos. I am still venturing into video. Writing has always been a passion of mine as well, and I love to combine my writing and photography which has led me to do some marketing for different hotels and hostels as I have traveled throughout the years. Although I am not a trained bartender I have volunteered as one many times, and have been known to be sociable and make a place come alive. Like any well-trained man, I can clean and have a few good dishes under my sleeve. I love animals and have cared for many dogs, cats, and even rehabilitated a baby raccoon to be released into the wild. I have my CELTA from Cambridge University for teaching English. My professional work background is in management, construction, and gardening. I really enjoy gardening and landscape/garden design. At one point in my life, I managed a medium-sized nursery for about a year. I am familiar with permaculture, but I am not as well versed in its exact principles, although I would love to learn more about it. I have led teams in the building of commercial greenhouses all across the US, and in the building and renovation of homes in South Florida. Most recently I took part in the construction of a wind farm.
Jenni: I have a background in dance but I got into yoga around 7 years ago and since then it has become a huge passion and part of my every day. I deepen my knowledge by doing a 200-hour multi-style yoga teacher training in India in October 2020 and I am on my journey to learn more about Yoga as teaching classes during my travels. I have volunteered in various hostels and few resorts in Asia teaching classes on Vinyasa Flow and Yin. I also love exercising and I have organized some fitness classes at one hostel too. In Finland, I worked as a Barista. I love working with people and making sure that customers have the most pleasurable experience they possibly can. While working as a Barista I learned the skills of making various coffees and being a waitress. I have been vegan for 3 years now and vegetarian for even longer. One passion of mine is to cook delicious vegan meals and desserts. I like creating content for social media and currently I have two Instagram accounts that I manage; @wonderlust_with_us and @jennilyydia. There I share my travels and inspire people also to follow their dreams. I am independent, organized, and motivated when it comes to working towards something. I love learning new skills and I always give my best at what I do.
More details about my language interests
Ryan is a CELTA certified English teacher. We are both interested in learning spanish.
22 & 31
Some more information
Special dietary requirements
Jenni is vegan, Ryan will eat anything you put in front of him.