Alicia had the idea to start Travel With Orion after years of working for museums, artists, and conferences planning highly elaborate and specialized trips and events in Europe and California. A true nomad, Alicia has lived in Paris, Berlin Vienna, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Her longest stint was in Paris, a city close to her heart where she now spends half the year. Living in so many drastically different cities has afforded Alicia a unique perspective, and a great appreciation of the unique knowledge and understanding one can gain through thoughtful traveling experiences.
Jackie grew up in Washington State, but has lived in California for most of her adult life. She discovered her love for travel after deciding one day that she wanted to visit New Orleans- a place she had never been before and where she knew nobody. Skilled in research and organization, she was able to design a fantastic week long trip on a very limited budget, which ignited a fire that has never gone out. Since that initial trip, her travels have taken her to almost every state and region in the USA. In 2014 she bought a van and left her home in San Francisco to travel full time; after a couple years, she has settled down again (for now at least!) in Oakland, California.