About Strait Up Travel?

At Strait Up Travel, we help ordinary individuals achieve extraordinary things.

We believe that (almost) everyone has the ability to travel.

Whether it’s taking that one trip you’ve always dreamed of, making the decision to travel long-term, or finding work in another country, a lot of these things are easier than they sound.

But, we strive to change this.

Life is too short to daydream and not take action. 

We want to create a world where people can get the support and the push they need to make travel happen.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help others travel, before they travel.

There are tons of resources out there helping people plan for a trip, what to do while they are on a trip, how to find remote work etc.

But, we are the only company that helps individuals and couples realize their travel dreams from day one.

For those who done waiting for “one day” and want to take the plunge – but, need help in doing so – Strait Up Travel helps you get it all done.

From the day you know you don’t want to wait any longer, to the moment you book your flight, we’re here to hold your hand through it all and make it a reality.

We give it to you straight up.

Our Story

We’re always being asked, “How do you travel?” We hear people say “I wish I could do what you are doing” and “You’re living the dream.”

The truth is, our circumstances are not far off from most people.

Our parents aren’t paying for our travels, and they never have. We don’t have family money as a cushion, nor do we have “amazing” jobs that give us plenty of time and money to travel the world. We are able-bodied (for the most part), we do have strong passports, and we have college degrees. But, we’ve worked with plenty of people who don’t necessarily have these things.

Aside from this, what we did have was the dedication, desire, and mindset to make a change in our lives for the better. 

We attained this on our own – but, with the help of each other. And, of course, the help of others who have traveled before us.

We understand many people do not have those connections. But, that’s what we want to be for you.

It all started in our senior year of college. Hana wanted to go abroad after graduating, especially because she had no luck finding work. She signed for the Peace Corps, and shortly after, she met Max. A few months went by, and summer was almost over with no job prospects in sight. With $400 in cash, one credit card with a $500 limit, and thousands upon thousands of dollars in student loan debt, they took off to work in South Korea.

After a year of ups and downs and a trip to China – in awe that we saw the Great Wall with our own eyes – we ultimately decided that we couldn’t leave Asia without seeing more of it. We saved up $2,000 (in addition to paying our monthly bills) and spent a month traveling through Southeast Asia. It was this experience that made us realize that this life can be a reality. Or as some say – where we got bit by the travel bug.

More than seven years later, we’ve done everything we could do to maintain a life of travel. We’ve seen thirty countries together – from the ancient civilizations of Angkor Wat, to the beaches of the South Pacific, to the bustling metropolis of Rio de Janeiro – and we have memories to last a lifetime. And, between us and you, we haven’t done anything special to get us here, besides change our attitude and make travel a priority. Or, rather – a life worth living.

We want to help you do the same.