Who Are We?

Kolena Allen, Owner and Founder

I started off like most young people, going to college getting a degree but finding myself pulled in another direction. My love for travel started in my early twenties and has been going strong ever since. I have been traveling and working in tourism and with nonprofits that focus on community development for the better part of a decade now, which has brought me to where I am. Through that work I saw a need to help travelers connect to something deeper inside and outside of themselves. In addition the opportunity to harness the power of tourism to support communities around the world is one we can’t pass up. Through this the idea Travel Life Adventures was formed.

About me

Outside of running Travel Life Adventures I love spending my time outdoors running, climbing, backpacking, you name it. If it gets me out in nature I am in! When I’m not in nature I love spending time with my family and friends and my quirky dog Rocky Boi.

Tanner Colton, Co-Founder

By all accounts my life has been, and continues to be, pretty damn easy. My privilege shows in all the ways I have been fortunate by none of my own doing. I believe that we each, as human beings, have a responsibility to care for each other, to work each day to make the world a better place. This belief is especially strong for people like me who have been given so much. With countless fronts that demand our attention and limitless need in our broken world it can sometimes be overwhelming. I struggle with my own inadequacy when it comes to addressing injustice in the world. My hope for this social business is to, in my own small way, be an active participant in the movement toward dignity, empowerment, and education of all people. Whether it is through radical change in the tourism industry, or the ongoing fight against the destruction of our planet, we all can be active participants in leaving this world better than we found it. We all can and we all must.

About me

I find my most true self and deep sense of peace in wild places. Mountains, rivers, forests. These are the backdrops of my evolution as a person.
The core of my spirit comes from the discovery of new experiences.
I express myself best through the written word and the captured image (most of the images on this website are mine.)
The duty to act in the presence of injustice belongs to all of us, especially when that injustice does not directly impact our lives.
I shampoo my beard daily and own multiple kinds of beard oil.
I am master of nothing. Novice at most things. Down for anything.