Welcome to Charcotrip! We are Olga and Vincent, a couple passionate about travel who have had the opportunity to visit more than 40 countries around the world. In our blog, we share our experiences and tips to help other travelers plan their own adventures.
Our main focus is to provide detailed reviews of airlines and other forms of transportation, along with useful information about the destinations we have visited. We want to help people organize their trips effectively and find the best deals on flights and accommodations.
We started Charcotrip, initially, to share our travel experiences with friends and family. Nowadays, it has become a space where we share our travel experiences to help anyone who wishes to experience what the world has to offer.
Who exactly is behind Charcotrip?
Olga or Gaolga
Mexican, from Mexicali. She has lived in three countries: Mexico, Italy, and France. Currently residing in the latter. Computer Engineer, she used to work in system development, nowadays, she is fully dedicated to travel content creation and has the crazy ambition to visit all the countries in the world.
She defines herself as a travel geek. When she plans her trips, she does it with extreme care, meticulously scheming every single detail.
Vincent, Vicente or Tousoxeu
French, from Arles. He is a Network and Systems Technician and is dedicated to keeping servers and clients in perfect sync. Guess what? He also loves to travel.
He eats everything, he is a total foodie, and when we say everything, we mean everything. Furthermore, he follows the philosophy of fully experiencing the local gastronomy, which is why he has eaten grasshoppers, maguey worms, frog legs, horse meat, and would be willing to try even more to discover new flavors.
Moreover, he describes himself as both curious and practical. When it comes to packing, he will be the one to find the most efficient way to do it.
He is the one who won’t forget to bring all the necessary accessories like chargers, etc. And when it comes to being at the destination, he will take the map and show the way.
At Charcotrip, our mission is to inspire others to explore the world and experience new cultures. We believe that travel can be a source of enrichment and personal growth, and we want to share our passion for travel with you.
Our purpose is to provide detailed and useful information about the destinations we have visited, as well as to provide reviews of airlines and other means of transportation, to help travelers plan their own adventures.
We wish to make trip planning easier and more accessible for everyone.
With our content, we hope to foster your curiosity and love for travel, motivating you to step out of your comfort zone and venture out to explore new places.
We want to be a reliable resource for those seeking accurate and detailed information about destinations, airlines, and everything they need to know about how to plan their travels effectively.
We hope to promote a love for responsible travel and show that through exploring new places, we can expand our horizons and grow as individuals.
We wish to convey the idea that the world is full of incredible adventures and that there is always something new to discover.
Whether you can only take a two-week vacation once a year or have taken an entire month for that trip, we want to give you the tools to make your journey a success.
At Charcotrip, our passion for travel is based on fundamental values that guide our daily work. We strive to stay true to these values and beliefs in every post we share here and on our social media:
- Authenticity: We value honesty and transparency in every opinion article we publish. We constantly strive to offer an honest and realistic perspective on our travels and the experiences we live.
- Respect: We respect the different cultures, languages, and traditions that we have the opportunity to learn about during our travels. We strive to be respectful and sensitive to cultural differences and maintain an open and receptive mind.
- Learning: We believe that traveling is a form of constant learning, and we strive to share what we have been fortunate enough to learn while traveling here.
- Adventure: We are passionate about exploring and discovering new places, cultures, and experiences, and we hope to inspire you to seek your own adventures in an informed way.
How can you trust what we tell you?
Our areas of expertise are focused on information technology, tourism, and travel. We have been fortunate to explore and enjoy different cultures, cuisines, and lifestyles around the world. Olga is a passionate and experienced travel content creator, while Vincent has been traveling since childhood and is constantly looking for new adventures.
We have gained our experience through practical experience and detailed research before each trip, supported by technology. We make sure to thoroughly understand the place we are visiting, as well as the best way to get there and how to get around the area. Furthermore, we also strive to find the best places to stay, eat, and enjoy, balancing comfort and budget.
Our experience will benefit you with the valuable and reliable information you will find here to help you plan your own travels. We strive to be a trustworthy source of information, and our airline and hotel reviews are honest and sincere, helping you make informed decisions about your next trips.
Charcotrip has been recognized on several occasions in the field of travel blogs. In 2016, it was a finalist in the BlogueroGold contest by American Express. Thanks to this award, Olga was able to travel to Panama.
In addition, it was also a finalist in the Best Travel Blog Content contest, representing Mexico at FITUR 2017, one of the world’s most important tourism fairs.
But that’s not all, the Charcotrip blog has also been selected as part of the #FollowTravel list: the 50 must-follow travel accounts on Twitter in Spanish by eDreams.
All these recognitions are a testament to the commitment and passion that we put into creating high-quality travel content for you.
Charcotrip has received several press appearances over the years:
Why is it called Charcotrip?
The initial name of the site was “From the other side of the pond.” But this changed shortly after starting, and here I’ll tell you the story:
In Mexico, going from America to Europe is called “crossing the pond,” and the blog began because Olga had left Mexico to pursue her master’s degree in Italy and to create this blog, which initially had more of a daily format, the best tool to communicate with family and friends about all the new things she had experienced “From the other side of the pond” (“Del otro lado del charco“).
Later on, when we had our own domain, when we thought about what we would call it (delotroladodelcharco.com was not to my liking), Vincent came up with the name Charcotrip. This name was a shorter word that still captured the essence of the Charco (pond) and trip for travels.
Now the literal meaning of the pond no longer applies because I know that going from France to Japan does not cross any ocean (or pond), but for us, crossing the ponds in the sense of Charcotrip means crossing borders, overcoming fears, discovering and learning.
Well, now you know why it’s called Charcotrip. In some media, we are mentioned as “Charco Trip,” but the truth is that it is not spelled that way, it is Charcotrip, all together without space.
Let’s go for more adventures!
Thank you for making it this far! In Charcotrip, our goal is to inspire you and provide you with useful information to plan your own adventures. We want to help you discover new destinations and make your travels as memorable as possible.
We invite you to keep reading our site and join our community on social media. Together, we can explore the world and discover all it has to offer. Thank you for being part of the Charcotrip family! Let’s cross the ponds together!