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Stephanie Maltarich

Where did you grow up?
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Where do you call home now?
Crested Butte, Colorado

Year started at Global Works?
2010

What’s your favorite part about leading trips?
I love the unique and off the beaten path locations Global Works travels too. Connecting with the communities is always special, and facilitating an experience for participants that will shape their futures and offer lifelong memories.

What’s something you can’t live without while you are traveling?
Portable speakers, yoga mat, my own sunscreen and some snacks from home.

Tell us about a favorite memory from a trip you have taken
A donkey taxi ride in South Africa

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
Cuba

Fun fact, special talent, or favorite memory
Once I rode my bike along the California coast for 10 days

What do you like to do in your free time?
Recreating in the mountains, planning my next adventure, writing and most recently I was super into watching the Olympics!

What languages do you speak?
Spanish (not fluent, but I can get us there)

If you had to give one piece of advice or words of encouragement to someone on their first travel experience, what would it be?
Relax, be flexible as nothing goes exactly as planned, enjoy this special fleeting experience, and know you’ll be home in your cozy bed before long wishing you were still traveling.

Tell us why you are excited for this year’s trip!
I was really motivated to get to Puerto Rico to be a part of and facilitate a service trip after the hurricane last fall. I feel this will be one of the most meaningful trips I’ve been on.