Travels with Talek, LLC

Ena Garay (aka Talek Nantes) poses for a photo with the Egyptian Pyramids behind her - Travels with Talek
Tours & Retreats for Women

The site for curious travelers who love authentic cultural experiences, food, and a little bit of comfort when they travel.

Travel makes you happy in a way that nothing else does. I believe that traveling outside your comfort zone helps you hone practical skills used in your day-to-day lifelike problem solving, goal setting and communication. I want to share the feeling of being a world citizen with other women.

Best-selling author Ena Garay shares her wisdom on cultural tours of Cuba and beyond

The founder of Travels with Talek, LLC is Talek Nantes, an Amazon best-selling author and founder of the travel blog,, where she shares travel tips, advice and inspiration to help travelers create their own unique travel experiences. She also runs tours to Cuba where her family is from, and other destinations.

Travels with Talek, LLC started life as a travel blog nine years ago. The travel blog’s success developed into a tour company offering tours to exciting and interesting destinations like Cuba, Spain and China.

What differentiates Travels with Talek tours from others is our focus on cultural immersion. We don’t just visit a country. We KNOW it through its music, art, people, food, architecture and culture in general.

Travel makes you happy

Travel makes you happy. It just makes you feel good in a way nothing else does. Seeing a place for the first time is especially electrifying; tasting new foods, finding your way around, communicating. The feeling of being a world citizen you gain by sharing a meal with a Chinese farmer on a train from Shanghai to Xi’an is priceless. The thrill of zip-lining across crystalline lakes in Cuba is exhilarating. The challenge of finding your way around the hutong, or alleyways, of Beijing is rewarding. I also believe that travelling outside your comfort zone helps you hone practical skills used in your day-to-day life like problem-solving, goal setting and communication.

What I want to share

I want to share these experiences with you and inspire you to create your own unique experiences. On your way to these adventures, I hope to provide you with useful information to help you get there.

Single Supplement Policy

Room sharing opportunities are frequently, but not always, available on cultural tours. If you are a solo traveler seeking a roommate, please let us know. We will endeavor to match you with a same gender solo traveler.

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