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President:
Jim Lutz

Jim is the founder and President of Vaya Adventures. Jim developed a passion for Latin America while living and working in Ecuador after graduating from Harvard University. He has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in South and Central America. A native of New Jersey, Jim now lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and 3 young children. He is also the President of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, an organization of over 40 travel companies that work to promote sustainable tourism practices and conservation in the Galapagos Islands.

Recent Posts by Jim:

May 19th, 2017
Lutz Go, Part II: A 5 Month South American Odyssey With My Wife and 3 Young Kids

Recap of Part I: At the end of August 2016, I set out with my wife Carly and our three young kids for a journey through South America. Well, the trip actually happened. It ended up being shorter than originally planned for reasons I’ll explain, but long story short: it was exhilarating, exhausting, eye opening,… Read Full Post

July 3rd, 2016
Lutz Go: Taking My Family to South America for the Next 10 Months

It’s hard for me to believe, but on August 31 my wife Carly, my three kids (Cecelia, Sean and Colin) and I will all be boarding a flight to Rio de Janeiro to start a 10 month journey in South America. Carly and I have talked for years about how we should take the time… Read Full Post

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