João Cajuda is well known for his travel blog. He is passionate about the world, traveling, people, new cultures and flavors ... He has been fascinated by the unknown since childhood and realized early on that he was born to explore. He prefers the jungle or deserted beaches to the massive tourism of big cities. In 2014 he created his travel blog, joaocajuda.com, and ever since then he’s been going abroad in the constant pursuit of the enjoyment of life. He likes to capture moments and landscapes with his camera and to share their essence in videos and photos. These days almost half a million people follow his adventures around the world on social media. He is also a Tour Leader and takes travelers to get to know his favorite places on the planet, always with that fun and relaxed vibe that we’ve all grown accustomed to.
Mariana graduated in Tourism because she realized early on that that was an area that fascinated her. She studied and worked in many countries besides Portugal, such as Sweden, Spain and the United States, among others. Those experiences have allowed her to get to know many different Tourism departments, from theme parks and hotels to aviation. In the last few years, working as a flight attendant allowed her to visit many places around the world and to discover her biggest passion: to travel! Whenever she gets a chance, she’ll strap on her backpack and go explore even more countries. She is an adventurer by nature and is up for any challenge. Last year for example she went climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Discovering new places, new people and new cultures is what makes her the happiest. She loves to have fun, to dance and most of all to share with a big smile all the beautiful things she’s already seen. She is the person who’ll take care of your bookings and any questions or doubts you may have!
Susana is a travel journalist and a blogger. She lives in Oporto but spends most of her time traveling, because as she says, "traveling is my life". In 2013 she created her blog, viajecomigo.com, to share itineraries, guides, tips and travel suggestions. Today she is also a LEVA-ME Tour Leader and she will be your guide on some of our tours. As you can expect from a woman from the north of Portugal, good mood is guaranteed.
Leonardo grew up in Lisbon where he graduated in Medicine. He also studied in Italy and Germany, where he took the opportunity to travel around Europe. After completing his degree, he worked as a doctor until he decided that this was not the lifestyle he wanted. He then devoted himself to one of his great passions, languages, and began working online as a freelance translator, which allowed him to travel long-term through Southeast Asia and South America. These days he lives in Lisbon where he is a local tour guide as well as a LEVA-ME Tour Leader. Good mood and a spirit of adventure are guaranteed on his tours.
Artur got his first camera as a child, having immediately started his connection with photography. He graduated in Architecture in 2002, having started working in this area until 2010, the year in which he chooses to dedicate himself as a full time job to his great passion for photography. As a freelance photographer, he has published his wonderful photos in National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Volta ao Mundo, Travels & Safaris, GQ Portugal, Africa Geographic, Orion Magazine, Atmosphere and Sunday Times. He has a deep knowledge of Africa, especially Tanzania, where he accompanies groups of travelers and lets them know the best that the country has to offer. Now get delight with his photos! 🙂