June Employee of the Month: Evan Bachman

Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan

Favourite Attributes: Funny and outgoing.

Languages: English and French

Favourite Travel Destination: Khao Sok Smiley Bungalow, Thailand

What countries have you traveled to? Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, USA

Why do you travel? Travel to me means breaking free from the norm and meeting new people. When you travel, nobody cares how much money you make, what brand of clothing you’re wearing, what high school you went to or how many people you have dated. They want to know you; what you want to be, what makes you happy and what your family is like (and they listen with an open mind). Because those who travel are all searching for something more than what the mainstream is pumping into us.

That’s why, when you travel, the people you meet become important to you because they know a side of you that lots of people don’t get to see. A side you may not even have known you had until you put yourself in a situation where you didn’t have any of your comforts around you, and it was up to you to find out what’s really important in life. Jobs are all over the world, houses can be bought at anytime, cars devalue the minute you drive them off the lot. So I say to hell with the norm, I choose to live my life at my own pace.

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Mr June is coming to you all the way from the sun-drenched Mediterranean! After a spin backpacking and working his way around the Land Down Under we came across this beauty while rocking around Thailand. After we kept crossing paths in Southeast Asia it became pretty apparent that we needed this guy on our team, so we snapped him up and shipped him out to Greece where he’s been killing it for the last couple years. Give it up for this year’s Mr June…Evan Bachman!

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Always one to make sure that EVERYONE is having the best time, Evan is that guy who will buy a round of Raki shots for the whole bar, or make beersby poles out of anything he can find. If you’re lucky you might meet his alter ego, Daddy Cool, who only comes out on the most debaucherous of nights…but don’t count on it. Mr June is the king of pacing himself. He’ll be the guy shutting down the party and then waking you up first thing in the morning with a delicious spinach pie to help you with your hangover. Think of him as a giant, hilariously endearing six year old; he always claps when he laughs (even he doesn’t know why), and he can’t seem to walk into the water like a normal person…he needs to FALL in, even in the ocean!

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And when it comes to the Greece trip? It wouldn’t be what it is today if not for Mr June. His love of meeting new people and making genuine connections has led to amazing relationships with the locals, and our contacts in Greece (whether they’re Greek, Aussie, English, whatever) are all his best friends. He’s constantly learning more of the language, and loves sitting down for a beer at the local watering hole with his friends. Evan might have described it best in his bio for Free & Easy: “Travel to me means breaking free from the norm and meeting new people. When you travel, nobody cares how much money you make, what brand of clothing you’re wearing, what high school you went to or how many people you have dated. They want to know you; what you want to be, what makes you happy… That’s why when you travel, the people you meet become important to you because they know a side of you that lots of people don’t get to see. A side you may not even have known you had until you put yourself in a situation where you don’t have any of your comforts around you, and its up to you to find out what’s really important in life.”

If you’ve been on a trip with Evan, help him win TourRadar’s 2016 Guide of the Year by reviewing your trip with him –> http://www.tourradar.com/guide/evanbachman-163

Also follow along on his adventures on Instagram @evan_bachman or on the FnEZ snapchat at @insideFnEZ

“Carrie and Evan made this trip what it was and it would not be the same without them. Evan went absolutely above and beyond my expectations and made sure that everyone was having the best time possible!” -Trip Member Kate

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