Primož Kadunc

founder and CEO of Vandrovc-Globetrotter

Guiding

Hiking tours, city bike tours, basic sightseeing tours in Slovene, English, Spanish, Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian language.

Overview

One of my missions is to be a local guide. In this way, I can help to support good things from my area, environment, community and because I work with guests from all the world this is how I am in contact with the world. I feel that when we do the active tours/activities in the right way this could really broad mind to all who are involved-locals, travelers. I cannot imagine a better way to explore a new country/world then active way - this is how we can feel a country/area, we see and explore hidden places and little details and a great part of the satisfaction is that when we put some effort and our power into anything we always feel better afterward. Active travel is a way of connecting more authentically with the world.

Background

I was born in Ljubljana and I grow up in a central part of Slovenia close to Ljubljana in a smaller village Gradiške Laze in beautiful Jablanica valley surrounded with Alpine foothills covered with forests. There I had a chance to experience simple, high-quality life among good people in the countryside close in authentical contact with nature. Among many things I was also able to learn about life on smaller farms because we were often visiting and helping on a small farm of my grandmother and grandfather.  As a kid I already started with my family to get to know the wider area: Hiking in Alps, exploring Adriatic Sea coastline and islands, hiking through the forests and neighbor countries. These are probably the reasons why I feel, especially in countries of ex-Yugoslavia, like in my homeland.

Beginning of more extensive traveling period

During my student period in Ljubljana, I started to get to know the diversity of Slovenia even more. Especially while I was active in the Student Organization of Ljubljana, where we had been organizing many events and trips for the students. The wider world, as a globetrotter, I started to explore with friends. First on my backpacking trip to Asia and after that, we managed to do a road trip with legendary car-Renault 4 via India till Iran and back.

Another big change in my life brought almost two years of student exchange in Portugal-Lisbon and Spain-Canary Islands. After finishing my master`s degree in organizational science/business administration and management I was traveling and working in South Amerika. Back to Europe I came with sailboat Zaca a te Moana from Caribbean island Antigua till England. I liked it a lot so I participated in another crossing this time from the Canary Islands till Saint Lucia and further on till Santa Marta, Colombia.

Guiding experiences

During my student times, since 2006, I already started to work as a guide for Slovenians around Europe and lately also into Central America.

Since 2009 I work mostly with foreign guests, as a host, around our area, homeland.

I am fluent in my mother tongue Slovenian language and English, Spanish, Serbian, Croatian. Besides that, I have basic knowledge in Portuguese, German, Italian.

Learning about my mission

Through ups and downs, that I guess every person face from time to time in his life I have learned that one of my missions is to be a local guide. Like this I can help to support good things from my area, environment, community and because I work with guests from all the world this is how I am in contact with the world. I feel that when we do the active tours/activities in the right way this could really broad mind to all who are involved-locals, travelers,…

Conclusion

And like once one wise man said, I find is true: I cannot imagine a better way to explore a new country/world than active way-this is how we can feel a country/area, we see and explore hidden places and little details and a great part of the satisfaction is that when we put some effort and our power into anything we always feel better afterward. Active travel is a way of connecting more authentically with the world.