“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson
Javier is responsible for bringing everything and everyone together to make Travel Basque Country work. Originally from Bilbao, Javi takes pride in sharing his Basque heritage and homeland with others. Passionate about history and culture, his favorite spots include the railway museum in Azpetia and the Puente Vizcaya in Portugalete.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Margaret grew up between between the Philippines and California. She now lives in Bilbao and works as a communications consultant for local companies, and as a guide for Travel Basque Country. A food lover, her favorite places in the Basque Country are the pintxos bars in San Sebastian and the Urdaibai estuary.
Experienced guide and travel professional, Nuria speaks Basque and Catalan. From running her own active travel agency to leading guided hikes and winter ski trips Nuria's positive energy and charisma will ensure an unforgettable trip. Her favorite places in the Basque Country include small family run wineries in Rioja Alavesa and the hiking trails surrounding Vitoria.
Our resident IT whiz, Mikel is also a serial entrepreneur who invests in bit currency and programs websites in his spare time. His favorite spots in the Basque Country include the small town of Orduña and traditional Basque farm houses 'caserios' where the best bbqs are celebrated.