Hello / Hola!

Lauren & Alberto Lama_Da Nang, Vietnam_Photo by @travelinglamas

We’re Alberto & Lauren Lama, the husband & wife duo behind Traveling Lamas. Hailing from vibrant Mexico City (he) and the glorious ‘burbs of Maryland (she), it was a wine bar in NYC that brought us together one serendipitous summer night in 2012. A few pours and many sparks later, the rest was history. We got hitched along Mexico’s Riviera Maya and have since embarked on a number of adventures furthering our shared passion for travel, shenanigans and taking the road less traveled – especially when it leads to an epic road trip.

How are we able to travel so much? It’s all thanks to living the adventure…er, hustle 😉 of self-employed life. We are professional shutterbugs specializing in travel, wedding, real estate & lifestyle photography, primarily splitting our time between our two beloved homes: New York City and the Riviera Maya. All while embarking on further escapades around the globe as much as possible, of course!

Here on TravelingLamas.com we’ve created a space to share some of our favorite love stories and further photo galleries, alongside our global adventures (and let’s not forget misadventures!) through self-curated travel guides, hotel & destination spotlights and further wander-worthy content designed to inform, inspire and fuel your own road less traveled.

📍NYC – Riviera Maya – World 🌎✈️

Hablas español and interested in learning the art of photography? Check out Alberto’s first book, Aprende Fotografia y su Negocio, on Amazon here!

📬 Want to get in touch with us? Send a shout to: hello (at) travelinglamas.com


10 Q’s with the Lama’s:

Originally from: 

Lauren: Frederick, Maryland

Alberto: Mexico City 

Languages we speak:

Lauren: English (fluent), Spanish (getting there)

Alberto: Spanish (fluent), English (fluent), German (starting)

1st passport stamp:

Lauren: Bahamas

Alberto: Cuba

Favorite place we’ve visited thus far:

Lauren: South of Spain

Alberto: Iceland. Photographer’s paradise!

Most adventurous food item we’ve eaten:

Lauren: Gusano (worm) tacos.

Alberto: Roasted tarantula. Not as bad as it sounds. 😉

High on our travel bucket lists:

Lauren: Antarctica

Alberto: India

Currently bingeing on Netflix:

Lauren: The OA

Alberto: Great Human Odyssey

Window or aisle:

Lauren: Window

Alberto: Aisle

Sunrise or sunset:

Lauren: Sunset! I am not a morning person.

Alberto: Sunrise…I am a morning person!

Sky dive or Scuba dive:

Lauren: Sky dive

Alberto: Scuba dive

Lauren & Alberto Lama_Monument Valley_Photo by @travelinglamas