In a bungalow along the Mekong River in Laos, two strangers had a serendipitous meeting. Karriem, a talented videographer/content creator from Bermuda & Kristina, a successful director in tourism from the United States, met over Beerlaos & bonded instantly. They shared stories of their lives that found them to be practically opposite in every way, but there was one remarkable similarity-- they felt more alive than ever.
At the time, traveling alone through exotic countries wasn’t something either of them had done before. They were trapped under an endless amount of excuses & mundane tasks. Essentially, they had become prisoners of their own creation. Finally taking the leap & escaping from that reality allowed them to see life through a different lens. New perspectives were embraced. Gratitude & empowerment grew stronger; suddenly possibilities became endless.
Karriem & Kristina’s lives took them in separate directions after those days in Laos, but left them with a big dream to create something that would inspire others to experience what they had. Three years, 13 countries & countless emails later, Escape & Awe was born. From that time on it has been our mission to inspire, plan & capture your Escape so that you can live your life in the moment & motivate others to do the same.