Luis Laciar was born and raised in Mendoza, Argentina and after his formal college education he lived abroad for 13 years (including a stint in the US) to further his informal education. The last five of those years, he entertained himself (and surely many others) by doing a solo bicycle trip through 52 countries and three continents. His passions are cycling and getting outside to do anything. He comes by his athletic gifts naturally – his father is a tango dancer! He has a gift for languages and can converse in many: French, Portuguese, English, and of course, Spanish! Luis is one of the happiest people we know and his enthusiasm for life is infectious – just try not to smile when you’re around him and you’ll find it is impossible. He and his wife Laura live part time in San Diego, part time in Mendoza, and part time on the road, traveling by motorcycle.
“Luis is such a dynamic yet down to earth guy and made us feel so welcome to South America by sharing his knowledge and briefing us on customs.”
“What a great guy. I loved his introductory e-mail: “I’m not a millionaire in my bank accounts, but a millionaire in my heart,” and he continued to show what a caring person he was throughout the trip.”