Meet Our Team
Peta grew up in South Africa and coming from a tourism family, started traveling at a very early age. A gypsy by heart, Peta is happiest when she is exploring the world, through the planning and creation stage to the actual travel experience.
Peta spent over 21 years in the inbound tourism industry into Southern Africa. Joining the Panos family tourism business, Safariplans (which owned and operated lodges in Botswana and South Africa) in 1988, she worked her way through the ranks and became Managing Director in 1996. In 1998, Safariplans was acquired by Tourvest and in 2001, Peta joined Welcome Tourism Services as Managing Director. In 2004, Tourvest decided to amalgamate their 13 inbound businesses and Peta was appointed as CEO of Tourvest Inbound Operations to lead the process. TIO (recently rebranded as Tourvest Destination Management) quickly became the largest inbound tourism company in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2009, Peta decided to leave mainstream corporate tourism, move to Europe and pursue her dream of creating Spiritual Quest Journeys offering spiritual and conscious tourism to sacred sites and magical places around the world.
Alongside her commitment to her tourism career, Peta has always maintained her interest in spirituality and unexplained mysteries, which had started at the age of 15. Peta has traveled extensively worldwide and has visited many sacred sites, holistic wellness centres and retreats. She has studied all aspects of metaphysics and various modalities of healing, including a year 3 apprenticeship before being attuned as a Reiki Master.
Peta has always been fascinated by energy work, self empowerment and growth, miracles, manifestation and the spiritual laws. Her e-book on practical day to day energetic work is available with our compliments on this site.
Lee joined the Panos family tourism business, Safariplans (which owned and operated lodges in Botswana and South Africa) in 1992 as a receptionist, thereafter working in reservations and sales and marketing. Lee continued to work on special projects and group, conference and incentive travel after Safariplans merged with Welcome Tourism Services in 2001. In 2004, Lee started her own tour operating business, which she ran successfully until 2009, when she moved with her husband and son, to Ireland.
Lee loves all form of travel and tourism and is dedicated to ensuring that our clients dream trips become a reality.
Lee has always felt a deep connection with horses and has been involved with them whenever possible from an early age, including working closely with a horse whisperer. Prior to leaving South Africa, she completed a course in Equine Sports Massage. Once in Ireland, she started living her dream of working with horses and founded Entirely Equine, and now offers equine therapy, incorporating equine sports massage and veterinary BEMER therapy.
As a multi faceted adventurer, musician, healer, intuitive and engineer, Kris´s interests are vast and span many fields.
Spending his formative years in New York city, Kris was drawn to the unexplained at a very young age before moving to a farm on the west coast of Norway at the age of 8. Growing up as a farmer´s son he developed a strong love for nature and having a philosophical disposition, pondered the interconnectedness of all things.
After traveling around Europe and completing his electronics studies, Kris traveled back to the United States at the age of 23 to see what he had left behind and synchronicity led him to an unplanned detour to Mexico and started him on a path of profound spiritual awakening. An enduring love of travel adventures was born and this, coupled with an interest in ancient mysteries has led him around the world to visit many sacred sites, pristine nature and wildlife areas in search of the answers to the big questions.
Kris has studied extensively in the areas of Spirituality, Music and sound, Ancient cultures, UFOlogy, Crop Circles and other unexplained phenomena, Shamanism, the ruling elites and much more. With a background in science and engineering, he couples mystical concepts with scientific understanding and is able to articulate complex ideas in a simple, easy to understand manner.