A native of the Pacific Northwest, Olivia had no shortage of the glorious outdoors growing up. The abundant mountains, lush forests, and beautiful beaches instilled a deep love of the natural environment—both in exploring and protecting it. An adventurer at heart, she took her studies overseas and canceled her flight home in favor of spending a year taking in Australia. Beginning in the remote Daintree Rainforest in North Queensland, Olivia fell in love with travel as she journeyed down the eastern coast of Australia with trips to New Zealand and Southeast Asia along the way. Camping under the stars where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, motor biking through the mountains in Northern Thailand, night swimming on New Zealand’s North Island, rock climbing in Halong Bay, and hiking Cradle Mountain in Tasmania are priceless memories. Her worldview forever changed by the cultures, people, and places she experienced, Olivia pursued a career in helping others experience the far reaches of our wonderful planet! When not planning expeditions, Olivia enjoys camping and hiking with her Australian Shepard, the vibrant Seattle music and arts scene, diving in the summer and snowboarding in the winter, and—of course—the delicious food of the Pacific Northwest!
My Trip Reviews
Baja California: Whales & Wildness
My Photo Galleries
My Travel Experience
Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Baja, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, Thailand, much of the continental United States plus Alaska and Hawaii, US Virgin Islands, VietnamMy Favorite Trips
Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong
Galapagos Classic + Peru's Land of the Inca
What My Clients Are Saying
"Olivia is a gem. She is the best travel consultant I have dealt with in decades of traveling on 7 continents. Her enthusiasm, passion, knowledge, professionalism, and manner are exceptional in every way."
~ Richard, B., New York, NY
"Both Olivia Zimmerman and Eric Phelan are FANTASTIC. They are always quick to get back to me. Answer all my questions. Always available to help or look into things on my behalf. They go out of their way to help me plan my trip. They are both very knowledgeable, understanding, patient and go out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. I stay with Expedition Trips because of Olivia and Erin!"
~ Annette S.