Chelise Curtis grew up with an enthusiasm for travel and learning about new cultures, and after pursuing one dream of racing horses, she followed that enthusiasm and became a tour guide in Hawaii. The Big Island became her home, but global travel became her life. She has been in over 93 countries, and 17 years of her experience have been spent with Travcoa. Living in Zambia working at a game lodge from time to time over 8 years provided Chelise with an excellent opportunity to become quite knowledgeable on wildlife, bird life and tribal cultures. She is in the process of writing a book about her travel adventures and unusual career choices.