A passion for sustainable travel

Our Journey to ROAM

In the jungle, howler monkeys play a central role in the regeneration of plant life. They eat the fruits, and disperse the seeds in their waste throughout the rainforest, depositing the potential for new life as they wander. That’s sustainability.

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The seed for ROAM was planted in 2005, when Adrienne touched down in Costa Rica for the very first time. From her arrival at a brightly colored hotel, through to her departure at the end of her trip, every moment was invigorating, and the people's joie de vivre was infectious.

She carried that seed home with her, and it incubated as she returned to Central America on subsequent journeys to study Spanish, to volunteer, and finally to work at an eco-lodge on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. While living in Costa Rica, Adrienne traveled with local friends and colleagues, and she got to know the country in an intimate way that many travelers never have the opportunity to.

Adrienne wanted to share these unique travel experiences with others, creating holidays with a personal, human touch, and began to plan and lead yoga retreats and group travel to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua in 2012.

Born in Nicaragua, Alvaro's family immigrated to Canada when he was young, but the country will always be his home. Wanting to share Nicaragua's beauty with friends and colleagues who might not be comfortable travelling to Central America alone, Alvaro started planning trips to Nicaragua for friends in 2014.

In 2019, we joined forces. We met over a decade ago while both working busy, demanding jobs in the resource development sector. After years of living manic corporate lifestyles, we intimately understand what travel and time off means to those in the work force and how unique, personal travel experiences can be fulfilling and memorable.

The two of us have lived in and traveled extensively through Central America, and we share a passion for the people, an instinctive desire to share the beauty, romance and mystery of the region with others, and a drive to help hard-working travelers ensure that they make the most of their precious time off.