Andrew Gilchrist

Biography

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

 

I was born close to Manchester, UK, to Scottish parents.  As a kid, my family moved a lot and lived in a number of locations in the British Isles.   My international travelling began inauspiciously with family vacations to the Costa del Sol, in Southern Spain.  Along with countless other Brits, I soaked up the Spanish sun in a region known for some of the worst elements of mass, commercial tourism!

My parents moved to Atlanta, GA in 1980, and I graduated from Leicester University (in UK) in 1987 with a BA in French, German and Italian.  I also speak Spanish, so that makes me a polyglot (sounds shady, but look it up).  From there, I travelled almost continuously for the next five years. Backpacking through India and Nepal, contributing to a guidebook in Morocco, teaching English in Taiwan, and working on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.  In 1991 I joined Lost World Adventures and took over ownership in 1996.

My greatest satisfaction comes from the large network of personal friends and professional colleagues through the travel industry – both here in Unites States and throughout Central and South America.  My personal experience in all areas we offer gives me a unique ability to consult with our clients and develop unique travel experiences.  It is what I love to do, and what gets me out of bed in the morning!

In 1994 I married a dear friend, Beth, and we have one son, Matthew, who from the age of 6 months, has been travelling with his parents (sometimes reluctantly!) to over 30 countries and 6 continents.  When not working, I enjoy road and mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and camping.

Blog posts by Andrew Gilchrist

Travel Talk Friday 10/14: Why Morocco?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Favorite Place

Charming Lodge

The charming lodge is exactly that. Charming. From the moment I arrived I was treated to a beautiful location as well as helpful and friendly staff who really made my stay worthwhile.
Most Memorable

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise - Ocean Nova

It was a dream come true to head to Peru for the first time in 2013. The spectacular views from the crater edge of the Ijen volacano are best experienced at sunrise, when the colours of the caldera lake and the sulphur miners working away in the billowing smoke make for a surreal picture
Signature Itinerary

The Best of Argentina

I actually came up with this itinerary whilst I was travelling around India and it just typifies what we are trying to achieve there. Seeing the classics, but getting under the skin and going to remote stunning places which will throw some of the things you think about a country on its head.
Travel Tips
Memorize your passport number, as you will likely be asked for it on numerous occasions throughout your adventure.
Client Reviews

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