Meet the Team at Journey Beyond Travel
Thomas is the founder of Journey Beyond Travel. From the US, he came to Morocco originally as a Peace Corps Volunteer, but field terminated his service before the Peace Corps left Morocco for a short period in 2003. He remained in country and taught in various locales. His early travels revealed to him that Morocco needed a tour company that could take people to parts of Morocco left unseen, so Journey Beyond Travel was formed. His passion for developing itineraries and arranging high-quality excursions with a focus on flexibility and professionalism led JBT to become Morocco’s premier tour operator. His passions include health and fitness, as well as writing. He currently has four books to his name and was a long time contributor to the Rough Guide to Morocco. He is now based in Utah.
Fazia is the co-founder of JBT. She came to Journey Beyond Travel from a diverse cultural background – Portuguese, Brazilian, Guyanese, and Indian. She has been living in Morocco for over 20 years and considers it her home. After growing up in Canada, she moved to the US and majored in African Studies at university with a focus on Morocco. After a year abroad in the North African Kingdom, she decided to stay and teach English for seven years in Rabat. With a decade under her belt in the field of tourism, she is now certified in Sustainable Community Development.
Lucas is now our in-country director for Morocco. He has traveled all of Morocco, from the date groves of the Sahara to the fishing villages along the Atlantic Coast. He’s dined at Rick’s Café in Casablanca, caught a ride on the “Marrakech Express,” gotten lost in the labyrinthine maze of the Fez medina, and followed “The Beats” in Tangier. Along the way, he picked up some of the language, made a few friends, and married his wife, a Tanjaioua from Tangier. Lucas is the author and principle photographer of the best-selling guidebook, Moon Morocco. He lives in Tangier, with the occasional forays back to Boston and Seattle.
Amina comes to JBT after over a decade of working in various non-profits, including UNESCO. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Michigan State and is a proud Moroccan, feminist, mother, promoter of equal rights, climate change activist, and she is at the forefront of all of our NGO initiatives. Given her fluencies in language (Arabic, English, French and Spanish), she is able to network throughout the world. She also provides much of the logistical help for your tour through Morocco and is a valued liaison with our partners on the ground. She loves art, freedom of expression, and is an accomplished photographer in her own right..
Guides, Drivers, and In-Country Hosts
Proud Members of ATTA
We are members of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, one of the most renowned travel organizations in the world. We represent some of the planet's top outfitters in Morocco.
Journey Beyond Travel works hard to ensure that each trip we do meets modern environmental standards. At the grass-root level we promote ecotourism projects throughout the country.
Focused on Sustainability
We promote sustainable and responsible travel in Morocco. Our niche of offering high-quality tours ensures low impact on the special places you'll visit with our team.