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Alana Radford Guide at Free & Easy Traveler
Well hello there! Ever heard the phrase "work to travel"? Well that's pretty much been my motto for the last couple years. During my first trip to the Philippines I was infected big time by the travel bug and no amount of "quarantine time" back in Canada could counteract it. I finished school and started to work as an ultrasound tech but the second I had enough saved I was off again, this time to Europe and the rest of S.E. Asia. More work followed by a jaunt to Central America and then as just as soon as I could make it happen, Africa and India. Finally I realized that my passion for backpacking was much more than a hobby and I jumped at the chance to embrace travel full time with FNEZ . Now my days are spent doing what makes me the very happiest - logging beach time with new friends, knocking new and awesome things off the ol' bucket list and experiencing world culture up close and personal! Wanna know more? Let's break it down teen beat quiz style: I'm a dance party enthusiast with a penchant for smiling and an eternal love for white sand beaches. Vancouverite, somewhat bohemian in attitude who revels in snapping sneaky candid pictures of friends, hearing new indiepop remixes and binge reading adventure novels. My favourite nights involve beach bonfire guitar jams, long talks, sandwich makers and watching the sun rise. Sadly, it's been proven time and again that I cannot throw a frisbee to save my life, yet I do enjoy a good vinyasa and will always join you for a viewpoint hike or five. I'm fond of pineapple, green curry, midnight popcorn snacking, sambuca shots and social gin drinks. I get a kick out of boating (boats in general), entrenching my toes in the place where the ocean meets the hot sand and flipping the flippy cup on the first try. Currently slowly learning to play guitar but in the meantime I've mastered some pretty mean handclapping skillz. Whether you're travel addicted too or brand new to the game you'll absolutely love adventuring abroad Free and Easy style (trust me, I'm excited for you)! See you beachside in S.E Asia this summer where we will embrace all sorts of weirdness, make legendary memories/inside jokes and start those dance parties errrywhere!
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Alana's Reviews from travellers
Nicaragua New Year's Trip: 10 Days - The Final Fiesta review
Amazing, wonderful, 100% would not have been the same with out
Overall, the trip was an absolute blast. It was a 10-day trip, and the first 6 days were a bit of a whirlwind, but then, nea...Read more
Amazing experience! Ben and Alana were so easy to get along with and always happy to answer any questions, I truly could not ...Read more
Awesome tour, with awesome people and amazing leaders. Every stop brought something new and the activities were just right; o...Read more
This trip was unreal! I'm so grateful for everything I got to experience in such a short amount of time. It also shoved me ou...Read more
Beautiful country, great leaders, awesome group. Thailand was more than I could ever have expected.
The trip was absolutely incredible. I'd highly recommended 10 Days in Thailand - A Taste of Paradise.
The trip was more than I could have expected getting out of 10 days in Thailand
This trip ended up being even better than I expected. The combination of amazing people and group leaders that were so knowle...Read more
The trip exceeded my expectations. It was nice to not have to worry about finding transportation or what rooms to rent. All t...Read more
The trip was everything I could imagine ! Ben and Alana were amazing !
The 10 day Thailand tour with Ben and Alana was absolutely amazing! We somehow managed to fit so many things into the 10 days...Read more
Operator's comment: there is always next time! Hope to see you out on another trip Michelle!
Thailand with Free and Easy has been the trip of a lifetime. Our guides Ben Godfrey and Alana Radford, easily exceeded every...Read more
Operator's comment: Thanks for such a positive review John! Maybe we will see you in Nicaragua for the Final Fiesta!?
My trip to thailand was amazing! Three trip was planned very well with easy and smooth transitions, good times, and amazing p...Read more
This tour was more than I expected! Both Alana and Ben were incredible! Their recommendations, jokes, and stories made this ...Read more
Trip was awesome, tour guides were very helpful and with a great attitude all the time. Made sure we enjoyed the most out of ...Read more
This was a great trip which allowed me to experience two totally different countries in a short time period. Both leaders on...Read more
Nothing Compares! You have 10 days to spare you do this. You do this now. Places are beautiful! Nice blend of beaches and ...Read more
Amazing tour, tons of adventuring, expert tour leaders
Nicaragua New Year's Trip: 10 Days - The Final Fiesta review
A perfect party with the best people in paradise. Also the best tacos you will ever eat.
Now this was wicked!! We were in the heart of the caribbean and got the ultimate experience. Amazing parties, beautiful beach...Read more
Free and easy really sets the bar high, especially for a first time traveller like myself. The trip was a perfect balance bet...Read more
Josh & Alana were incredible leaders! They were very helpful in planning activities, caring for every group member, and alway...Read more
This tour is perfect for those with only a short amount of time to have an incredible experience! These 10 days in Costa Rica...Read more
Southern Thailand Trip: 40 Days - Experience the Land of Smiles review
This was my first backpacking trip and it was definitely an experience I will never forget. Our leaders were amazing and so f...Read more