OUR PHILOSOPHY

'Life before work' is our philosophy and the way we live.

OUR MISSION

To build a community of open-minded, inspired individuals by providing exceptional travel experiences that introduce people to a new way of life built around passion, exploration, friendship and unforgettable memories.

OUR VALUES

LIVE WITH INTEGRITY
LIVE WITH INTEGRITY

We believe that honesty is the best policy and that trust is the glue that holds us together.

MAKE AN IMPACT
MAKE AN IMPACT

We want to leave this world better than we found it.

LEAD & INNOVATE
LEAD & INNOVATE

We value innovation and leadership amongst our team. We reward those who lead and we always strive to stay innovative.

ALWAYS IMPROVE
ALWAYS IMPROVE

We understand there is always room for growth. We are constantly making improvements towards being the best version of ourselves.

PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

We put our travellers first, giving above and beyond to provide the best experience before, during and after any tour.

ALWAYS HAVE FUN
ALWAYS HAVE FUN

We try our best to get the most enjoyment in life, and encourage others to do so. Adding an element of fun into everything we do is important and creates an overall less stressful life.

EMBRACE YOUR SURROUNDINGS
EMBRACE YOUR SURROUNDINGS

The peoplpe, the culture and the environment. We recognize and care for everyone and everything around us.

ABOUT LIFE BEFORE WORK

We believe that travel is not a reward for working, but the most valuable and impactful form of education for life. We aren’t just a travel company; we were built to introduce you to the rest of the world. LBW Travel is about more than just going on a trip. We connect you with people and offer experiences that will change the way you view the world. Travel reminds us what is truly important: family, friendship, love, exploration and adventure. We understand how much you can grow when you step out of your comfort zone.  We don’t just create the opportunity for travellers to discover a new way of life; we practice what we preach. We've turned our lifestyle into  a business that lets us share our passion for travel with the people who join us on our adventures. It goes without saying that we love what we do, and we want to to be passionate about the path you choose. Currently, LBW shows travellers seeking adventures a new way of life on fun and flexible tours in 16 different countries. We are continually growing and evolving to offer you action-packed experiences with great value in the most incredible places across the globe. After all, sharing this beautiful world with you isn’t just our passion—it’s our job. Join us on a tour and discover what ‘Life Before Work’ is all about.

MEET THE TEAM

BRADY

FOUNDER

I created LBW in 2006 after traveling to Thailand in 2005 and absolutely falling in love with it. I have been traveling around the world ever since and I have learned and discovered so many amazing things. I believe my purpose in life is to encourage others to do the same. Traveling is such a rewarding experience that truly puts life into perspective and helps you really learn whats really important in life.
Remember Life Before Work!!

MIKE

INTERNATIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

At the age of 20 and having never even left Canada, I knew something needed to change. So I quit my job, packed my bags and headed out the door, I haven’t looked back since. I have spent much of my twenties living out of a backpack, feeling the free and nomadic lifestyle. I plan to pass on as much knowledge and experience to everyone I have the pleasure of touring with. One thing I know is that to never have traveled would be to never have lived.

JENNY

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

I started with LBW Travel promoting tours while I finished my commerce degree. I didn’t know it then, but putting up posters in the hallways of my university was the beginning of something incredible. Fast forward to the present & I am the Operations Manager at LBW and absolutely love it, because my job is to create an experience for people that in most cases is making a dream come true & opening up their minds to a whole new world of possibilities.

REGINA

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

My words can never even begin to describe what traveling can do for you. Traveling not only reveals a whole new world to your eyes, it allows you to discover more about yourself than you ever could have imagined possible. It thrusts you past your comfort zone, and truly urges you to open up your mind to the vast possibilities that surround you. Who wants to live their life wondering: “what more is out there for me?”

SAVANNA

CLIENT EXPERIENCE MANAGER

I love that I get to be a part of sending people on great trips that change their lives like it did to mine. I’m so happy to help open up and share the world with so many different people from so many different places. GO LBW! I cannot wait to explore more countries and cultures in the years to come. Life before Work is more than a name; it’s a lifestyle that I intend on maintaining for many years.

DAN

GUIDE / DIRECTOR - VIETNAM

In 2013, I gave everything I owned to charity that didn’t fit into my backpack and moved to Asia to live my passion for travel and the love I have of showing others what it is all about. While being on the LBW Team I have had the chance to sit on the nicest beaches, with the kindest souls, and the most adventurous travelers in the world.
“If you want to experience something you have never done, you’ll need to go place you’ve never been!"

SEAN

EVENT MANAGER / RESIDENT DJ

I have always been passionate about traveling and even more so about music. Life Before Work Travel has allowed me to fuse both of these awesome worlds into one amazing life journey. I am now thier full time Event Manager helping plan and cordinate some of the most challenging logistical operations in some of the most exciting places on Earth! Well, & of course I am still their full time Resident DJ helping to shake bootys all across the planet!

SUPANDI (PETTY)

TOUR GUIDE

I think of myself as a very easy-going person and I love showing people my country and our lifestyle here. Over the last three years, LBW has given me opportunities to meet some of the most beautiful people I will ever know and show them my world. My ideal night is a long walk on the beach under a full moon, but I also enjoy getting to know future friends over drinks in very rich, chill atmospheres.
Hope to see you here one day.

MATTY

TOUR GUIDE

I'm Matty Moore aka The Rock Star! They call me the rock star because I'm always on a tour dancing and partying hard with the most amazing people! Plus I'm known to kill it on karaoke night! My favourite activities are the most adventurous ones: sunrise hikes to the top of Mount Batur Volcano, Cliff jumping a 15 meter rock in Halong Bay or white water rafting in Chiang Mai. The best part of my job is seeing people break their comfort zones.

BAILLIE

BOOKKEEPER

I come from a background where you work your whole life, take two week holiday, and never really question anything. When I stumbled onto LBW I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Joining this family has created such a shift in my life, I truly get to enjoy everyday and feel like I’m making an impact in the world. It’s truly humbling to get to be a part of all of your transformations.

DESMOND

CENTRAL AMERICA TOUR GUIDE

"Life is only the adventure you make it to be." I have been saying that since I was a little guy and I have been living by those words for as long as I can remember. The times where I feel the happiest are when I am in a new place with amazing people - which is why I love to travel! Travelling has changed my life in so many ways for the better and I just can't stop now!

BRETT

FINANCIAL ANALYST

After two years taking budget flights on weekend trips I decided that spending most days in the office daydreaming about the next weekend trip just wouldn’t cut it. It was necessary to make traveling a lifestyle and not just something I got to do on the weekend – so I joined Team LBW and haven’t looked back since. I hope others will be inspired by LBW, and travel in general, as much as I have over these past few years!

JORGE

LEAD CENTRAL AMERICA TOUR LEADER

When I got the job offer to travel with this amazing company LBW I quit my job and my life changed! Now I have seen different parts of the world and found out that there is so much more to see and so much more to learn about the world and about ourselves! You just need to be open for new experiences and enjoy it! So come down and visit me in Central America and I'll show you what this place is all about!

SAM

NOMADLIFE OPERATIONS & WEB DESIGN

Travel has always been a part of my life and was something that I was raised doing, on my first solo trip I was lucky enough to travel with LBW in Thailand. While I knew it was a life changing experience I had no way to know then just how much it would impact my future! Fast forward and I'm now living in Nicaragua and am part of the team creating a space for conscious travellers and digital nomads, NomadLife.

ERIC

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

"Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things—air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky—all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it." Cesare Pavese