Twomey Travel (2me Travel) represents the synthesis of years of travel, writing and sharing experiences. Although a published author, Patrick began writing his first real blog in 2014 while working in Peru. Even though he only passed the blog around to personal contacts it has been read by over 3000 people. Rather than publishing the odd article, it was suggested on several occasions the content of these essays provided more information than is already available on numerous travel websites.
Focusing on the America’s – from Alaska and the Canadian arctic, to the bottom tip of South America, 2Me Travel offers a forum for discussing the many incredible sites, people and activities throughout the hemisphere.
As Patrick continues to lead tours throughout the Americas and lecture or write about both continents, we are constantly updating content and sharing real experiences available to travellers of all ages and budgets!
To be the number one independent travel-oriented site on the internet; sharing and promoting the values of discovery, adventure, respect, diversity and thoughtful travel.
To serve hundreds of thousands of unique monthly visits to Twomey Travel through outstanding travel-oriented content. Twomey Travel will remain economically viable through a mix of offering specific travel services, supporting products consistent with the sites values and offering editorial support for destinations.
Patrick Twomey is a living guide book; professional international tour guide, author, lecturer and linguist. Having spent over 25 years travelling the world, Patrick has worked in more than 40 countries and travelled to many more. Much as the poet always knew he would be a poet, Patrick was born with travel in his veins.
Patrick’s home is in the magnificent Canadian Rockies. He comes from homesteaders on one side and deep Irish roots on the other. This could explain his love of history and famous humour. After studying history in Paris and Canada, Patrick began guiding educational tours around Europe at the tender age of 23 and quickly expanded to leading trips throughout the Americas and beyond.
After several years ‘on the road,’ Patrick completed a masters of Latin American Studies, followed by two years in Chilean Patagonia where he wrote a tour guide training manual for the Chilean Park Service.
Patrick returned to guiding, wrote three more books about Canada and developed a course on Global Destinations for the University of Alberta. Most importantly, Patrick became an extremely proud father in 2006. In 2008 he moved to Paris to complete an MBA and to let his two-year-old discover that continent. Now 10, little Finn has traveled to 32 countries (although some memories are a little foggy). Most recently the family lived in Cusco, Peru, where Patrick participated in an economic study with a tourism focus.
After trying a couple of office jobs and sitting on many committees, Patrick is again writing, leading tours and enjoying the road! Having led groups and individuals around much of our fascinating world, Patrick has worked with all ages and abilities. According to Patrick: “There is no one right way to travel, but certainly there is a wrong way.” On his own or with friends, Patrick has had numerous other adventures including rafting the Grand Canyon, dogsledding in Yukon, climbing the highest peak in the America’s and hitchhiking across Turkey.
Twomey Travel is the natural extension of Patrick’s writing and love of travel. Although much of this site is developed around Patrick’s blog and adventures, Patrick is very much part of a team and is thrilled to work with Artmann Communications.
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Helena Artmann has a bachelor degree in Communications and has been working in this field for many many years. Helena is a passionate writer and webmaster and she is behind all the technical stuff developed here at Twomey Travel through her company, Artmann Communications.
A mountaineer since 1991 and passionate about nature and the great outdoors, Helena has more than 15 high altitude expeditions under her belt and has summited some of the highest mountains on Earth, including Denali, in Alaska, and Aconcagua, in the Andes. Helena was also a hot air ballooning navigator for championships around the world.
Helena is also an avid traveller and she’s been taking her son to explore our world since he was a month old! Ian has been to almost ten countries, many more regions and he is certainly still counting…
When Helena is not working in her home office, she tries to be outside, showing her son some of the areas that make the Bow Valley in the Canadian Rockies such a special place to live!
Before becoming a very proud father in 2006 I had led numerous educational tours in Europe with students as young as 12, but little Finn was only 6 months old when he set out on his first international adventure to Australia and New Zealand (his mom is Tasmanian).
During the first two years of Finn’s life I was away far too much, so in 2008 we took the excuse of finishing a master’s degree to move to Paris and take a ‘family sabbatical.’ At 2 1/2 Finn climbed up onto my shoulders and we travelled through Europe and North Africa.
Now that Finn is more independent (and at school), he understands my travel and is ok with me being away more often – with the proviso he gets to travel with me as much as possible!
In 2013-2014 Finn enjoyed a school year in Cusco, Peru and really loved surfing in Ecuador. Most fortunately, Finn learned Spanish in Peru. His schooling in Canada is in French and he speaks English.
Hello my name is Finn Twomey I am 8 years old (now 10). I was born in June 2006.
My mom is from Tasmania, Australia, and my dad is… well you know him from this website. Although I am only 8 I have had the opportunity to travel and I have already visited 29 countries.
I am lucky enough to meet many different cultures and I speak three languages. I like learning greetings in all languages like Stoney Nakoda (a First nations language), Quechua, Hebrew and many others.
I love writing music and poetry, I think it’s a good way to express your emotions and to have fun while you are doing something educational and representative. I enjoy travel, meeting people and making friends because it helps me learn new things and enjoy having a good life.