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Meet Our Team: Ilona Kohlerova

Posted On: Jan 30, 2018   |   Posted By: Trek Travel

Meet Our Team: Ilona Kohlerova

Meet Trip designer Ilona. Originally from the Czech Republic, but now a citizen of the world and the brains behind many of our Pro Race trips. What's her inspiration you may ask? Our guests.
Tell us a little about your previous life before Trek Travel?
I come from the Czech Republic. I studied in Prague but kept on moving to different places and traveling. I lived a couple of years in the U.S., then I moved to the south of Spain and ended up in Barcelona, which I loved. I worked at all kinds of jobs-waiting tables in Wisconsin, bartending in Spain, guiding in Prague and working in a social service specialty with the homeless.
What inspired you to become a Guide and Trip Designer?
Honestly I had no idea that such a job existed. I was working in the office in Barcelona and my colleague and friend, Ingrid, was telling me about the best job she ever had. I checked the Trek Travel website and applied for a job right away. Five years later I still love it. It's much more than just riding a bike; it's a lifestyle,...

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