About us

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Wild Bum Travel Guides provide a blueprint for travelers around the world to plan their next adventure. Ready to search less and wander more? Join us.

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Our History

From passion to platform

Wild Bum began as a one-woman show with an undying passion for travel, community and adventure. Spending days and days, if not weeks, researching what makes for a meaningful travel experience for herself alongside her husband, and often times with their three kids in tow. Soon she began selling her travel guides and helping other people travel better.

She saw how some people get excited about researching for travel, while others feel completely overwhelmed. Wild Bum is an online marketplace that unites both those who love to research travel and those who do not, creating one big, wild global movement and community!

Making our mark

Let's use those hard-earned vacation days! Out with the piece-meal and outdated resources that currently exist. In with a one-stop-shop and user-friendly marketplace to seek current, crafted and comprehensive travel guides created by real people, from their real travels. Wild Bum exists to save your precious time...and sanity, while building a global community!

We are on a mission to reframe our mindset around travel. Travel is not a luxury, but rather essential to our health and well-being! Wild Bum isn’t just an online travel guide shop. It’s a lifestyle movement (#wildbumming), a community of real travelers providing each other with the industry’s best-curated travel guides.

Mission & Values

Our Mission Statement

Wild Bum is a modern, online global marketplace that evokes a sense of adventure and well-being!

Core Values

These are the values that we live by.

We inspire the spirit of adventure.
We want to stir the desire to travel through our language, user experience and visuals. Our website will be the spark that ignites the fire of adventure within everyone. And we’ll be a resource that shows the travel-wellness connection, giving information on how travel is proven to be good for our health.
We lead with heart and stay a little wild.
We will always work with the mindset that we’re here to help people, to care deeply about creating connections, providing a quality product and caring about our Architects and adventurers — all with fun, truth and not taking ourselves too seriously.
We create fulfilling experiences.
From the website to the product, we create an elevated experience that hits every one of the human senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. The product serves to provide helpful, current and comprehensive information for a truly fulfilling travel experience. We prove to people that travel is indeed possible for them, help them save time, energy and, potentially, money. We are what they need to finally book that trip!
We cultivate passion within each other.
Our focus on collaboration, encouragement and imagination sets us apart. We’re flexible and always stay open to all ideas and possibilities. When we, as a team, work toward one vision, we are unstoppable. Our undying passion for what we do and a love of travel will shine through in our work, keeping it organic and fresh.
We give back.
We strive to expand people’s worlds and give back to the communities that we visit and are part of.

Wild Bum Team

Get to know us.

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Pictured from left to right: Mollie Krengel, Sam Whillock, Josie Raczynski, Sam Timmerman

  • Mollie Krengel

    Our founder, leader, cheerleader, and idea queen. She is the reason we are all here. We couldn't imagine the heart of Wild Bum being held by anyone else. Also - she has some MAD dance moves!

  • Sam Whillock

    The gal behind the Instagram and WB Ambassador Program. She's full of dance moves, jokes, and always up for putting a new idea into action.

  • Josie Raczynski

    Our Pinterest, email, and marketing QUEEN. She is a sweetheart with creative ideas and loads of knowledge. She is the owner and creator of @luckybeecreative.

  • Sam Timmerman

    Our blog genius who is always up for an adventure. She has created a career for herself built around her love for travel and even though she is the queen of solo travel, she is on the top of our list for a travel partner.

Our Guide Architects

Our guide architects are from all over! Here are just a few of our travel experts!

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    Emily Cocks

    New York, NY

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    Maddie McElhenny

    St Louis Park, MN

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    Laura Wilkens

    Chicago, IL

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    Kristin Kirkegaard

    Denver, CO

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    Emmanuel Laroche

    Berkeley Heights, NJ

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    Katrina Ngo

    Quezon City, AL

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    Cassandra Londono

    Rockaway, NJ

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    Sam Lander

    West Roxbury, MA

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    Josie Hopkins

    Minneapolis, MN

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    Stephanie Kelman

    Phoenix, AZ

  • Caitlin Omilak profile photo

    Caitlin Omilak

    Moncks Corner, SC

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    Olivia Allen

    Roseville, MN

“Lose yourself wholly; and the more you lose, the more you will find.”

- Jonathan Van Ness

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