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.
Thanks to living the adventure of self-employed life (he: travel & wedding photography, she: writing & communications) we feel fortunate to have built a flexible lifestyle that allows us to KEEP our jobs while traveling the world! Combining said skill sets of writing & photography, we’ve teamed up to create a space to share our adventures through self-curated travel guides, hotel & destination spotlights, travel tips & tricks, and further wander-worthy content designed to inform, inspire and fuel your own road less traveled.
📍NYC – Riviera Maya – globally inspired 🌎✈️
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:
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:
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:
Currently bingeing on Netflix:
Lauren: The OA
Alberto: Great Human Odyssey
Window or 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