A native Seattleite, Paul grew up with a love of the magnificent Pacific Northwest. His natural-born curiosity led him to travel to Europe for three months during his studies at the University of Washington. After completing his degree, he worked for a tech company for nearly four years until his growing wanderlust became too much to bear. He quit his job and backpacked around the world for a year. Some of his favorite travel memories include SCUBA diving with whale sharks, riding a hot air balloon over the Nile River, trekking through the Himalayas, and swimming with pink river dolphins in the Amazon. He is also a bit of an adrenaline junkie, having skydived and bungee jumped multiple times, hang-glided in Rio de Janeiro, and rafted through class 5 rapids in New Zealand. In addition to travel, Paul enjoys cooking, playing guitar, singing, and sports such as volleyball, snowboarding, and soccer. His love of travel and curiosity for this world have continued to grow, and now has found a home at ExpeditionTrips helping others achieve the life-changing joys that only travel can offer.
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My Travel Experience
Amazon, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, much of continental United States plus Alaska and Hawaii, VietnamMy Favorite Trips
Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
Galapagos Classic + Peru's Land of the Inca
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
What My Clients Are Saying
"I am so thankful for the expert guidance and extreme patience you both provided to help me navigate the decision, reservations, and question process. All eight of us had the trip of a lifetime and a warm and wonderful holiday experience. Paul was knowledgeable about the cruise options and suite offerings and worked hard to get our three-generational family the very best rates and rooms."
~ Francie F.
"Paul Hopp was kind and patient with me."
~ Margarita K.