My name is Nikita Ephanov.
I am a freelance writer and photographer.
My ambitions for reporting travel have taken me to over 40 countries.
I've felt immensely inspired by the individuals I've met & the scenes I've experienced en route. My passion is to open the possibilities of adventure travel to you.
Planning the logistics of travel has become second nature to me. I'm here to take care of it so you do not have to. Through my accumulation of dozens of contacts and thousands of bookmarked places, I'm here to ignite the trip of your dreams.
A personal travel planner does all the research and planning of the trip for you. I'll build a trip based on your personal preferences, family composition and special needs.
Accommodation, attractions, transportation, restaurants, and maps, are all provided. You will get a detailed file that includes all the information according to day and time. All that you need to do is sign-off and pack.
Anyone can book a hotel, but putting together a vacation takes time. The idea is to maximize your time and money instead of wasting it on an attraction you didn't know was closed or a hotel that looks beautiful only in pictures.
That's it. Just enjoy your trip. I've taken care of all the details, accessible right on your phone.
My area of expertise.
As a native speaker of Russian, I’m drawn to regions formerly under Soviet influence.
I’ve spent several months slowly traveling across the Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, & Uzbekistan. I traversed amidst the barren Pamir peaks through the ‘roof of the world’, and among nomadic herdsmen in expansive grass-filled valleys. These tolerant Islamic cultures fuse a fascinating combination East Asian traditions with tinges of modern Russian influence, a legacy from a centrality on the Silk Road. Above all, the 4 nations are underlaid with a welcoming culture of hospitality.
While may consider the region as an imposing area of travel, I found nothing but a warm embrace into a communally minded area of the world. I was often invited to family’s homes for tea, and herdsman’s yurts for kumis, a popular fermented yogurt drink in the region. I met fixers, drivers, guesthouse owners, and cooks, all of whom are modernizing the travel industry, beckoning a new era of tourism in the industry.
I’d love to connect you with them, to forge a thrilling journey through an area ‘off the beaten path', yet satiated with the safety and comfort of pleasant travel.