Our Travel Guides

The ‘Passion Never Retires’ guides are part of the Hero’s Journey team of travel guides and are all great storytellers. The world of the stories you tell yourself first and then to others.  They are themselves creative heroes:  writer, artist, designer, food lovers, fashionista, innovator, photographer, etcera and they have explored stories of creative heroes for years. Now, our hero’s journey guides bring you to the world’s most intriguing places to share the stories of creative heroes who live and lived their and their insights. To enrich your story as creative hero who wants to make money doing what you love.

Our guides are passionate about contributing with their stories to you finding your own fascinating story, and they enrich the expedition experience through fascinating storytelling, meetings with creative heroes living and working in the city and informal discussions. Meet our featured guides below.

Jan van Opstal will accompany the expedition ‘Passion Never Retires’ in Rome. Together with Peter he changed the conversation about retirement from one focused solely on money to one focused on passion and purpose. In Passion Never Retires he loves to challenge travellers to rewrite their story about the second half of their life, making it more authentic, inspiring, enriching and passionate. 30fe23e

Jan has worked with Peter de Kuster for years challenging and inspiring people around the world for close to 10 years with his unique insights into the pitfalls of traditional retirement. Travellers will walk away from this exciting journey with a new outlook (and vision) of what retirement is and how to create a life and work they love and don’t want to retire from.

                                                                                                          Elvira Semmoh’s journey as a storyteller has taken her to more than 20 countries.She is a lover of everything which has The Taste of Happiness.

12976109_233918260305182_1639757959_aShe has worked for more than 10 years now with Peter de Kuster. For most of her career, Elvira has covered topics related to creativity, food, style, design nature and the stories of the people behind it. Elvira is currently working on a book about The Taste of Happiness. She will accompany the expedition The Taste of Happiness.