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Connect with like-minded
travellers and local guides.


Join our Kindling travelpods to become part of a travel-lover community and get the best local insights about your favourite destinations. Meet other travellers who share your bucket list and find your next travel companion to book a trip with.

Why join our travelpods?

Meet the Kindling travel team

Our team of travel specialists is comprised of avid adventurers who relish the task of creating bespoke journeys for our clients. Having experienced our trips firsthand, they're able to offer authentic advice about the places you're eager to visit. Moreover, they work closely with our trusted local partners to ensure that you're taken care of every step of the way - from pre-departure to post-arrival.

Agnes Oberauer
Destination specialist: Florianópolis, Brazil

The nomadic life is part of Agnes' DNA. All that changed once she stepped on Brazilian soil. She currently lives in Florianópolis, owns a canoe powered by a bamboo paddle and has co-founded a travel platform.

Agnes speaks: English, German, Portuguese, Russian

Meet the team behind Kindling: Agnes

Irina Timotin
Destination specialist: Croatia & Romania

Irina is a passionate traveller and travel consultant who's been planning trips since 2011. Having visited over forty countries, for her travelling is about personal growth and widening perspectives.

Irina speaks: English, Romanian, Spanish, French

Meet the team behind Kindling: Irina

Maria Jihan Gutierrez
Destination specialist: Philippines

Born and raised in the Philippines, Maria is passionate about travel projects and has extensive experience in the travel industry. She will help you discover the best places to visit.

Maria speaks: English, Filipino

Monica Ionita
Destination specialist: Romania

Monica is a local guide from Romania who enjoys helping travellers discover the best hidden wonders of places like Bucharest, Transylvania, or the Danube Delta.

Monica speaks: English, Romanian, Hebrew

Technical team

Anna Shchaya-Zubrova
Partner relations

With 14 years of experience in international business development & strategy management, Anna has worked with Fortune 500 & Forbes INC 5000 clients, leading diverse projects in IT, trade, film, smart agriculture, logistics, finance, banking & tourism.

Anna speaks: English, Russian, French

Mark Fox
System architect | Europe

Mark Fox is the founder of Kindling and Book360, a tour operator software solution. He spent most of his life in South Africa before moving to Croatia, he loves spending time in nature and he believes travel has the potential to build a better world.

Mark speaks: HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Meet the team behind Kindling: Mark

Anupam Gupta
Senior back-end developer | India

Anupam Gupta is the lead software developer for Kindling. He lives in his birthplace of Kanpur, India. He enjoys traveling, and believes that Kindling is special because of its community-focused approach.

Anupam speaks: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP

Robert King
Data capturer | South Africa

Born in the UK & having lived in South Africa since he was four, Robert loves meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds and experiencing the world through travel. He is a big supporter of decentralization in the travel industry.

Robert speaks: English

Looking for adventure that's out of this world? Kindling has got your covered with our planet-wide selection of over 200 destinations. Discover exciting things you can do in each one and get inspired for your next journey.

Explore destinations

Ready to dream? Kindling features more than 100 unique bucket list ideas to get you inspired for your next adventure. Click on the heart icon to save a particular bucket list experience to your personalised travel bucket list.

Create your bucket list

Ready for take off? Make your bucket list dreams come true by booking one of our unique trips designed by influencers and locals. Talk to a travel consultant in the travelpods to customise your itinerary.

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