Travel is in Our DNA
Our founders have over 40 years of combined experience in exploring the world’s most awe-inspiring places. Their innate passion for adventure and discovering the unknown is infused into every trip. They select each location and activity with intention so you're always surrounded by beauty and wonder.
Elevated Yet Adventurous
We believe travel should expand your horizons but still pamper your soul. While our trips take you into stunning outdoor locales for active exploration, we also incorporate premium accommodations, regional culinary experiences, and moments of relaxation to revive the body and spirit.
Tailored to You
We offer adventures across a wide spectrum of styles, interests, and fitness levels so you can find the perfect match. And we further customize with add-ons like photography workshops, family-friendly options, private guiding, and more. Each trip is crafted around you and how you want to experience these incredible destinations
Driven by a passion for exploration, Collin founded KC&E to share transformative travel experiences with others. With over a decade of experience carefully curating and guiding experiences for seasoned travelers, VIPs and executives, Collin’s attention to every trip detail provides luxury and adventurous travelers with an incredibly thoughtful experience. His adventurous spirit ensures that each KC&E excursion offers new discoveries.
Caitlin started her career in travel as a VIP trip designer for an ultra-luxury tour company based out of Rome, Italy, where she lived for almost a decade. Now with two decades of experience in trip design, Caitlin brings her expertise in crafting exceptional experiences to KC&E. Caitlin has a keen eye for anticipating needs and curating luxury experiences. Having designed trips for high-profile celebrities, Caitlin has a keen eye for anticipating needs and curating luxury experiences. Her longtime knowledge makes every KC&E trip distinctly memorable.
Alessia is originally from Italy and currently resides in Rome. She spent the last 7 years traveling solo around the world, visiting 5 continents. Her organizational skills allowed her to work remotely while traveling. Alessia's favorite destination is Pakistan. She is passionate about riding motorbikes, skydiving, drones, and underwater adventures. Formerly a sommelier, Alessia now finds happiness in writing about her travels, having published her first book. She loves her job as our trip concierge and tackles it with enthusiasm and meticulousness. Alessia's travels honed her adaptability and problem-solving skills.
With over 16 years experience leading cycling tours in Europe, Nicole delivers exceptional trips as a KC&E Expert Guide. Her time spent following Tour de France routes gives Nicole unique insights into curating memorable cycling excursions. Her expertise in the region combined with passion for outdoor adventure allows her to craft luxury trips that engage the senses.
Behind the scenes, Chris Mehlman helps ensure seamless operations and logistics for every trip. He has been with us for 3 years now, though we've known Chris since he was just 16 years old. When he's not supporting our adventures, Chris pursues his dream as an elite mountain bike racer traveling the world to ride and compete. Chris brings his passion for outdoor exploration, meticulous attention to details, and personal insights from life on the road. His experience and enthusiasm for biking diverse terrains makes him an invaluable part of the team in ensuring unforgettable active adventures.
Italy & Roman History and Culture Expert
As a world renowned archaeologist specializing in Roman culture and history, Darius offers unmatched expertise for travelers wanting an insider’s look at ancient cities. Having lived in Rome for over two decades, with 14 years of excavation experience, he reveals hidden secrets and insights into famous ruins and wonders throughout the empire. Darius crafts bespoke excursions in Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum and beyond, uncovering renowned sites and exclusive hidden gems. His passion for archaeology combined with expansive knowledge provides a truly one-of-a-kind adventure bringing these iconic ancient cities to life.
Bergþór “Beggi” Júlíusson
Iceland Guide & Expert
Beggi is our exceptional driver, chef and guide for adventures across Iceland's magnificent landscapes. A native Icelander born and raised on the island, his family history traces back as far as records begin. Beggi knows Iceland like the back of his hand and unlocks hidden gems off the beaten track. His vast experience allows Beggi to craft delicious meals from fresh-caught fish while guiding travelers to discover the magic of this island. When not cooking up a storm, he shares his endless passion for Iceland through stories and deep knowledge. For an authentic taste of Iceland on and off the plate, Beggi is your man.
Morocco Guide & Expert
As a native Berber Moroccan, Redouan shares his deep passion for his homeland by guiding cycling and hiking adventures. With over a decade of experience guiding throughout the Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert and beyond, his expertise brings Morocco’s rich cultural and natural wonders to life. Redouan curates routes to showcase the diversity of landscapes and villages dotting this captivating country. His enthusiasm for sharing Morocco’s lesser-known gems combines with his active travel knowledge for an unforgettable experience.
Dolomites Guide & Expert
With over a decade of experience as a mountain bike guide and snowboard instructor in Val Gardena and across the Dolomites, Antonio shares his passion for these breathtaking mountains. He crafts exciting hiking excursions leveraging his extensive knowledge of the region's trails, flora, and geology. Antonio aims to help travelers deeply experience the magic of the Dolomites while ensuring their safety and enjoyment. His enthusiasm coupled with his expertise make him the perfect guide for adventurers seeking to explore and fall in love with the magnificent Dolomites.
Umbria Guide & Expert
As an environmental hiking guide born and raised in Foligno, Umbria, Cristiano is passionate about sharing the natural wonders of his home region.An agronomist by training who fell in love with the Umbrian countryside biking its trails, he eagerly guides travelers off-the-beaten path to discover paradisiacal landscapes rich in biodiversity and history. Cristiano crafts rejuvenating nature excursions to waterfall oases, idyllic rural villages, and lesser-known ruins. His expertise brings this 'green heart of Italy' alive while escaping the modern world's chaos. With Cristiano as your guide, prepare to fall in love with Mother Nature in this hidden gem of a region.