Sparks—who launched her own company after a disappointing experience with a travel agent—prides herself on paying particular attention to difficulty levels when planning hiking and biking adventure trips. She studies altitude, incline, and quality of paths and trails to ensure her non-adrenaline-junkie clients are prepared for the experience.
Discovery: Banteay Chhmar in northwestern Cambodia, a grand temple that suffered from years of neglect and pillaging, is now being pieced back together by the Global Heritage Fund. Its remote location means you’ll likely be the only ones there; Sparks recommends traveling by helicopter from Siem Reap.
Specialties: Adventure, Southeast Asia