Our Team & Story

Greg Edward Spain and Portugal Vacations

Greg Edward

Founder & Managing Partner

Greg Edward lived in Portugal and Spain from 1994 until late 2016, when he relocated to his native USA and currently resides in Colorado, where he continues working with travelers in arranging private vacations to Spain and Portugal.

 

Jen Rowens Spain and Portugal Vacations

Jen Rowens

Social Media & Marketing

Jennifer Rowens degree is in Marketing and Design. She met Greg in 2008 while traveling with her parents. A few years ago she contacted Greg and started working with him. Currently living in London, Jen handles all Social Media.

Jose Spain and Portugal Vacations

Joseph (Jose) Ignacio

Vacation Specialist

Jose family are 2nd generation emigrants to the USA who arrived from the north of Spain, near Bilbao. He has a Masters in Tourism and helps arrange our itineraries to Spain with an attention to detail that constantly amazes everyone!

 

Our Story

In 1997 Greg Edward arrived in Lisbon, Portugal from Los Angeles for a six month stay that evolved into more than twenty years of living in Portugal and Spain. Greg Edward began working in tourism during the Lisbon Expo in 1998 when, at the behest of a former General Manager of the Four Seasons Hotel he accompanied VIP guests to the Lisbon Expo '98

Shortly after Greg began working as an Independent Tour Guide in Portugal. When discovering that travelers were not given tailor-made vacations but rather rehashed tours already completed, he started a travel company in Portugal to provide individual travelers and small groups bespoke vacations planned according to their interests and style of travel.

In early 2001 Greg expanded into neighboring Spain, and lived several years in various cities, including Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastian. Our vacations to Spain are designed following the same attention to travelers as in Portugal.

Now living in the USA, Greg spends six months each year in Portugal and Spain, staying abreast on what's happening, searching for new traveler experiences and maintaining personal and professional  relationships.


Portugal . .  . . of the Discoveries . . . of so many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
I was going to Lisbon to embark on a Mediterranean cruise with friends. But what on earth got into me to take a car and drive into the northern parts of Portugal for a week beforehand? And how fortunate I was to have located Greg Edward.
You brought history to life with your encyclopaedic knowledge of such a fascinating country with all the added stories that make the ‘learning’ so interesting. I have been going through your trip notes and realising that we could easily have spent twice the time and still not seen it all. I still marvel at how you came up with such interesting people for us to meet along the way. I commend you for the way you have developed and deliver this very personal approach to your travel business.
Michael M., Vice President American Express Travel (retired), Sydney, Australia