What is a detour?

  1. A shared, interactive experience between guests and hosts, making every tour one-of-a-kind.
  2. A balance between “headline” and “offbeat” Austin so guests can check off their bucket list and also experience the unexpected wow moments.
  3. An experience led by big-personality, local-expert hosts. We don’t simply “find Tour Guides,” we seek out culture creators – actors, musicians, comedians, and other talented locals.

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A shared, interactive experience between guests and hosts, making every tour one-of-a-kind.

A balance between “headline” and “offbeat” Austin so guests can check off their bucket list and also experience the unexpected wow moments.

An experience led by big-personality, local-expert hosts. We don’t simply “find Tour Guides,” we seek out culture creators – actors, musicians, comedians, and other talented locals.

Our Team

ELIZABETH ALDERSON
| Owner & Chief Experience Officer

Creator. Dreamer. Mom of twins + 1. World Traveler. Harley-Davidson rider. Adventure-seeker. Pickle-addict.

MARIELLE KNEMOELLER
| Senior Experience Manager

World traveler. Dog momma. Loves to cook. Cheese and wine lover. Happiest when at the beach.

ASHLEY PARK
| Marketing Manager

Comedic entertainer and improviser. Expert cat pillow. Wine lover. Filmie. Prone to breaking out into random accents and songs. Podcast host.

SIERRA VERNON
| Office Manager

Enthusiasm enthusiast. Singer. One woman musical theatre. Lover of food. Rockstar.

JASON WEEMS
| Experience Host

Award-winning singer-songwriter. 17-year Austin music veteran. Local history expert. Podcast creator. Folk festival producer. Origami folder. Science geek.

STEVEN MCFARLIN
| Experience Host

Award winning comedian. 50+ TV appearances. Performed in every state and 32 countries. Published author. Screenwriter. Collector of “Do Not Disturb” signs.

SUNNY FAIRLY
| Experience Host

Artist. Musician. Glass Sculptor. Die hard crowd pleaser. Swimming hole scout. Singer. Patio lover. Real name Billy. Friends changed name because he really is like a ray of sunshine.

JOE VALADEZ
| Experience Host

Drummer. Jazz nut. Colorblind. Teacher. Ocean lover. Music festival junkie. Won contest for best hair.

IKE EICKSTAEDT
| Experience Host

Unicyclist. Jaw harp enthusiast. Trumpeter. Although childless....collector of Dad jokes. Metal artist. Geodesic Dome fabricator. Buckminster Fuller Super-Fan.

RICHARD KRIESE
| Experience Host

Living out most Dad jokes. Globe trotter. Loooong time Austinite. Soccer super fan. Addicted to Home Remodeling.

MATT ALSPAUGH
| Experience Host

Comedic improver. Sports fan. Book worm. Movie buff. Coffee lover. Dad-like.

MARTIN MOELLER
| Experience Host

Pianist. Wine-Enthusiast. Fantasy Nerd. River Lover.Stinky Cheese Hater. Dog Lover. Happy Dad.

BRENT BELLINGER
| Experience Host

Aquatic scientist. Traveler. Bowler. Fantasy Football enthusiast. Reader. Seinfeld quoter.

CHRIS GONZELEZ
| Experience Host

Taco Guru. Thespian. Musician. Certified Yogi. Proud Cat Dad. Outdoor Explorer. Beach Dweller.

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