How Did Depot Adventures Begin?
My name is John, and I started Depot Adventures to offer the kind of experiences I seek when traveling. I’ve worked in travel for a decade, and my picture-perfect travel experience happened back in 2009, when I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed kid in search of a year off.
I quit my job, put my things in storage, and moved from my home in Minnesota to Galway, Ireland.
I didn’t know anyone in Galway, so I was grateful when my flatmate-to-be, Rita, offered to pick me up from the bus depot and bring me to my new home.
Shortly after moving in, Rita organised for all her friends to visit and celebrate a holiday the Irish typically don’t: “American Thanksgiving.” They brought their instruments and played music and welcomed me into their community of friends. My nerves about living overseas melted away, and I began to crave that experience of being welcomed into a new community.
That pick-up from the bus depot meant a lot to me back in 2009, and I’ve been seeking out experiences like it ever since.
In the intervening years I met & married an Aussie and landed in Australia after a courtship that dates back to 2012 (I moved for good in 2016).
Today, Depot Adventures is one of Australia’s top-reviewed walking tour companies, and I work hard with a talented team of guides to provide the kind of feeling I experienced all those years ago at the depot.
Walking Tours Given
Our team of guides have given thousands of tours to guests, all while keeping up an excellent review-rate (just search us on Google, TripAdvisor, Facebook, or any other social media site).
Over Two Years Later...
Where are We Today?
After building the business for a few years, John has now hired a team of professional tour guides who together make the Depot Adventures team. Both local and international, our guides will share with you their passion for their city.
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