Co-founders, Franky and Michelle Garcia, are a husband-and-wife team not only in life but in business as well.  They complement each other's strengths and will work together to create your group's trip of a lifetime.  They have been married for 15 years and have four adorable girls.

          Franky worked in tour operating for 7 years in addition to his experience in teaching and medical interpreting.  Originally from Puerto Rico, his native tongue is Spanish, and he also speaks Italian.  He has traveled extensively both for business and missions trips, having set foot in nations of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North and South America.  He returned to the tourism industry in 2017 with fresh excitement at the launch of his own small business.  He brings a three-fold passion of history, language, and culture to his work and loves the challenge of arranging tours that showcase the best possible experience for his clients.

        Michelle is the admin leg of Parallel and loves to put the finishing touches on Franky's careful planning.  She got her own taste of the industry while doing bookkeeping for a group tour company.  Michelle loves to travel and especially loves leading and participating in missions trips with her husband. 


Meet the founders

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