Meet Our Team

Lia Hershkovitz (she/her)

CEO / Travel Expert
info@guidemeaway.com
Bilingual English/Hebrew

Shelly Shpanya (she/her)

Travel Expert
shelly@guidemeaway.com
Bilingual English/Hebrew

Noa Avigad (she/her)

Travel Expert
noa@guidemeaway.com
Languages English/Hebrew/French

Lia Hershkovitz (she/her)

CEO / Travel Expert
info@guidemeaway.com
Bilingual English/Hebrew

Hello there, I’m Lia! With a passion for travel and 20 years of industry know-how, I’m all about turning your vacations into unforgettable adventures. 

The Personal Touch: I’m not just about business; I’m about people. At Guide Me Away, we’ve got a culture that values our incredible team and, of course, you—the adventurer seeking something extraordinary. I started Guide Me Away in 2016 with the goal of bridging cultural gaps and making safe travel accessible for all. This mission stands today through an ultra-personalized approach to travel planning. At Guide Me Away, we understand an amazing trip starts with a deep understanding of the person taking it. We take great care in each vacation we book, valuing the connections that are cultivated along the way. 

A Bit About Me: Known for my dynamic approach, I’ve led Guide Me Away to new heights. We’ve snagged some accolades for excellence, and we’re not slowing down any time soon. I’m not just a CEO; I’m a travel aficionado on a mission. Throughout my career, I’ve woven together innovation and a deep commitment to making your travel dreams a reality.

Community and Green Travel: Beyond the office, I’m all about giving back. I actively support initiatives that make a positive impact on the communities we visit, and I’m a strong advocate for sustainable travel practices.

My Education: I bring both book smarts and real-world experience to the table, keeping Guide Me Away at the forefront of industry trends. 

  • Licensed travel agent from Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA)
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA) certified
  • Travel Health Insurance Certified

So, join me and the fantastic team at Guide Me Away for a journey beyond the ordinary. Let’s turn every trip into a story waiting to be written!

Shelly Shpanya (she/her)

Travel Expert
shelly@guidemeaway.com
Bilingual English/Hebrew

I have been in the customer service/ sales industry for the past 8 years. I have an educational background in Marketing and political science with a major in legal studies. I also have a certification of public relations. 

Now, I focus on my passion which is travelling and helping people travel. I love seeing new places and exploring different culture and food! Outside of work, I enjoy fishing, camping, hiking and finding hidden good restaurants. 

Noa Avigad (she/her)

Travel Expert
noa@guidemeaway.com
Bilingual English/Hebrew

I was born and raised in the Middle East and moved to Vancouver, Canada about a decade ago.

I have always enjoyed traveling, exploring new places, and going back to familiar places.

At any given point, I’m either traveling, getting ready for a trip, or planning my next one!

Excited to connect with new people, make your next adventure happen, and hear all about it after! :)