Darren Humphreys

Darren Humphreys, a South Africa native, entered a career in Wall Street after completing his bachelor’s degree in commerce and economics at the University of the Witwatersrand. This career path allowed him to visit more than 80 countries on four continents. A lover of travel, Darren took an entrepreneurial leap of faith in 2011, launching his company Travel Sommelier, a travel concierge service that designs custom itineraries aimed to give clients an insider’s destination experience. Darren is a connoisseur of local food and fine wine and builds these aspects into every part of his travel experiences. He unveils the goods on select locations in his articles for Travel + Leisure, while also serving on the Board of Directors for Upright Africa and the South Shore Conservatory. When Darren’s not out in the bush on an African safari, he’s busy trying to understand what makes people tick.

• 27+ years of experience traveling the world
• Traveled to 80+ countries on four continents
• Founder of Travel Sommelier, a travel concierge service

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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