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Twenty-five Countries and Counting: Meet Sonja Schmidt

Posted On: Mar 7, 2018   |   Posted By: Trek Travel

Twenty-five Countries and Counting: Meet Sonja Schmidt

Between guiding for nearly five years with Trek Travel and adventuring to faraway lands in the off-season, Trek Travel guide Sonja Schmidt has seen some of the best corners of the world by foot, by bike and everything in between.
Where do you call home currently?
Missoula, Montana
How many countries have you traveled to?
25
What inspired you to become an avid traveler?
When I was 16 my parents asked me if I wanted to do the summer study abroad in Salamanca, Spain. It was my first overseas trip and couldn't have been more fun and eye-opening. I had an amazing host family and the city of Salamanca is spectacular. Since then, I've been insatiably inspired to see more and more of this beautiful world.
Favorite adventure you've had so far and why?
Tough decision! I'm going to go with the bike-packing trip Jason and I did through South Africa and Lesotho last winter. It was probably some of the most fun days we've had on a bike, and spending the winter months in great weather,...

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