FOUNDER/CEO & MAIN HOST
Taliya Denham (TravelwithTaliya)
TravelwithTaliya, the CEO and main host, created T World Tours as a way to get people out of their comfort zone and out to see the world, all while expanding their network. Through her extensive experience working within the travel industry, she wanted to counter the most common reason people waited to start traveling - Not having people to travel with.
Her wanderlust lifestyle started in high school after she discovered her love for travel. At only 17, she created a travel agency crafting unique vacations for family and peers, which eventually led to being hired as an agent at a large travel corporation. At 18, she graduated early from high school to work 80 hours a week in order afford her two month summer trip to Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. That was the trip that changed her life forever and her desire to explore was stronger than ever. So strong that she withdrew from her first semester at university and spent six months traveling alone through North America, South America, and the Caribbean. People named her TravelwithTaliya because through social media others were able to live vicurously through her stories as she spoke about her experiences and taught others how to travel often, and more affordably.
She studied Hospitality & Tourism Management and has had experience working, living, and volunteering abroad, but her most influential experience has been studying international business in Spain. It was during that program that she was inspired to curate a group travel company (originally TravelwithTaliya Group Trips). Her goal has always been to give those who wish to travel but do not have people to travel with, an affordable and easy way to travel the world. Due to her outgoing personality, she continues to host group trips and plan operations. Currently, she is also the event planner and show producer for one of the largest travel channels on YouTube - Passport Heavy!