Jeannie Panchal

Jeannie is an Explorer Chick guide who considers herself a nomad, having lived in four countries and 11 states. Currently residing in Anchorage, AK after a sporadic decision to move from Portland, OR during a pandemic. She follows her heart fiercely and quit a career in pharmaceutical sales to travel the world for six months… which accidentally became three years. After returning stateside she decided to spend a summer as a guide before returning to the grown-up world. It only took one trip to realize she found her calling and has been hooked for the past 10 years.

While traveling is her biggest hobby it’s sharing the experiences with amazing people that keep her coming back for more. She has a strong passion for experiential travel and learning about the local culture and been lucky enough to travel to over 60 countries. All things outdoors are appealing to her, but she has a special place in her heart for hiking, running and yoga. In general, she is willing to try anything once and will get into almost any water no matter how cold! She loves learning about different types of food from her travels and spends a tremendous amount of time experimenting with both front country and back country cuisine. Although she’s absolutely certain she could survive on a diet of cheese, chocolate, ice cream and wine!

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