My name is Austin Nicholas, Founder and Director of Travel Out There, and I have a confession to make….
I am having a passionate love affair with Latvia that began in 2004, during a reconnaissance mission to Riga for a football tour. Pre-Ryanair and Pre-EU membership the country was on the verge of great changes. An intoxicating and un-resistible energy seemed to flow through the city and its inhabitants, and soon enough I too had fallen victim to its seduction ….
Having accomplished a Graduate in Broadcasting from Leeds University and 3 years experience of working in Events Management, I decided to see what I could do with my experience in a new and “untapped” business environment.
Life in the UK seemed rather dull and predictable after flirting with the highly contagious “Baltic Bug”. In my eyes, Latvia held seemingly endless opportunities, and with not much more than the clothes on my back and the “ever optimistic yet slightly over excitable” head on my shoulders, I fell headlong into the bosom of the Baltic.
It was a lack of reliable information available to visitors in Latvia at that time that gave me the inspiration to form what is still the philosophy behind Travel Out There to this very Day - helping travellers to “access the un-accessible”
The early friendships that I made in Riga have proved to be of more value than I could have ever imagined. The amount of progress that I have been witness to and enthusiasm to participate in the industries progress has been a true inspiration to me on a daily basis. Its very rewarding to think back and see the fruits of my labor have resulted in a positive experience for so many people over the years.
It has become my personal belief that the more creative one becomes in their business, the more fun and rewarding the results will be. I hope that this approach to work will allowed me to create a first impression of Riga for our clients that rivals my own. It also inspires me to continue searching and creating. With the help of the Travel Out There Team, I can ensure that you that we will do our best to ensure you enjoy your affair with Riga as much as I have mine!!!