Julie Hanen

Owner ~ Founder ~ Artist of Travel

I've always felt that my life of travel chose me. Growing up I always had a wanderlust for far and distant places. My first move after high school was to postpone college and go on a solo trip to Mexico to go scuba diving. I think my mom thought I was crazy! I just thought it was time to see the world. Since then I have followed a variety of unique opportunities that have come my way to explore these far and distant places that I'd dreamed so much about. I've spent decades exploring and living in different countries. I love to really get to know a place. Hearing the stories of the locals while adventuring in distinct landscapes is what truly makes me feel alive. Now, with more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry, I have my dream job of planning trips for people like you. 


The Costa Ricans are known for the saying "Pura Vida" which translates as "pure life" but it really captures the essence of the sentiment that life is short and we must choose to live it well. I strive for that every day and bring that passion into the travel experiences I design for all of my clients. Let's go EXPLORE and EXPERIENCE what travel has to offer. PURA VIDA! 

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Our Travel Specialists

Our team consists of travel planners, hotel owners, adventure guides, tribal leaders and many more who are all passionate about making your vacation perfect. We work together between our office staff and all our contacts on the ground to get every detail just right for you. It takes more than a village, it takes  great people combined with targeted expertise and good communication to facilitate so many moving parts. We do it efficiently and we do it for you. 

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Our Guides

Our guides are the best in the business! They are a combination of professionals who know their guiding area more than they know their own mother. They not only have you covered with local knowledge and history, they have medical rescue skills, they're excellent story tellers and they even know a joke or two for the kids. They know travel, they know logistics and most importantly, they know how to WOW you! 

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Our Drivers

Our drivers are an essential part of the team who keep your trip running smoothly. To call them reliable is an understatement. Not only do they safely get you to and from each location, they look after your belongings, tell you stories, and they make sure you always get to where you need to be when you need to be there. These great people aren't just a part of the Earth Visions team but a part of our family. 

Contact us today to start planning your next trip