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About Us

Story About Us

Our Vision

Real Escape Travel was founded to provide people with authentic experiences in under-explored countries and regions around the world. We welcome both solo travellers and couples/groups alike, and we do NOT charge a single room supplement for solo travellers.
By going on any of our tours-regardless of length or destination-you will experience the place through local eyes, and you will see lesser well known sites and aspects of the country without only sticking to the famous attractions.

Dino Zelenika

Founder

Dino was born in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina (then Yugoslavia) and was known in childhood as the boy who liked flowers and loved his food. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1999 with his mother and English stepfather, where his passions continued to grow.
Having grown orchids since childhood, he became a British Orchid Council (BOC) judge in 2013, has written articles for the Orchid Review magazine and judged at the 21st World Orchid Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, in September 2014.

A love of good food, international cuisine and extensive travel in South East Asia led to him to work in several restaurants in between studying for a history degree, and in 2015 he decided to fuse all these passions together to form Real Escape Travel.
Dino is currently finishing a Masters degree in History at the University of Bristol, and speaks intermediate level Mandarin Chinese in addition to his native Serbo-Croatian and English.