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
| Chief Experience Officer

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

NJ
| Senior Operations and Event Manager

Retired garage band front gal. Meditation junkie. Real life Tetris aficionado. Inventory goddess. Behind the scenes and on the scene magical unicorn. Advocate of the human connection.

KYLA
| Senior Experience Manager

Theme Party Enthusiast. Two stepper. Brunch over breakfast diehard. Lawn game master. Ex-theater kid (with the jazz hand skills to prove it). Martini lover. Can and will personify anything. Always sings Nancy Sinatra at karaoke. Perpetually overdressed. Poolside partier. RenFest superfan.

DANIELLE
| Experience Manager

Book enthusiast. Dog lover. Whiskey connoisseur. Writer. Lead singer. Plant grower. Coffee consumer. Always in need of sunshine. Land mermaid. Human rights advocate.

ELIZABETH M.
| Sr. Experience Manager

Redhead. International Traveler. Harvard Master's Degree Candidate. INFJ-A. Rugby Enthusiast. Red Sox Fan. Dog Obsessed.

MARTIN
| Guide Manager

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

ASHLEY
| Marketing Manager

Comedian. Writer. Actor. #1 George Michael fan. Mediocre bass player. Rock climber.

CHRIS
| Experience Host

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

NICK
| Experience Host

3rd Funniest Man in Austin. Gap-toothed. Quads of steel. Best Jacket Contest Winner. Home run hitter. Stomach sleeper. Sandwich lover. Arby's aficionado.

JAX
| Super Experience Host

Dream Pop Shoegazer, Live Music Junkie, Puddle Jumper, Neuroscience Podcast Devourer, Ghost Hunter, Treblemaker, Dark Chocoholic, Dry Red Wine Enthusiast, Mixtape Maven, Time Lord.

TRACE
| Senior Experience Host

Comedian. Dad. Trivia buff. Green Belter. Talent show host. Sneakerhead. Grilled cheese master. Food truck consultant. Pool player.

KANDACE
| Experience Host

KENDALIN
| Operations Coordinator

Sight-seer. Plant Grower. Cat Mom. Film-maker. Instrumentalist. Visionary. Melomanic. Aesthete. Nirvana-seeker. Tattoo enthusiast.

IKE
| Experience Host

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

BRENT
| Experience Host

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

JEROME
| Experience Host

Guitar-slinger. Loud-singer. Fun-bringer. Kayak-adventurer. World-traveler. Business-school dropout (not sure if that’s a good one haha). Concert-goer. Biker. Soccer-player. Hiker. Animal-lover. Knowledge-seeker. Pizza-addict. Happy-go-lucky

EVAN
| Experience Host

Direct descendant of Sam Houston. Rainbow Brightest. Party animal. Beardsman. Playlist curator. Foodie. Conversational humorist. Born and bred Texan. Dad.

EMMA
| Experience Host

Scouser-turned-Texan. Blacksmith's apprentice. Estate Manager. Festival Coordinator. Comedy Show Intern. Musician. Psychedelic School Bus Driver. Dog + Cat Mom. Ordained Minister

HENRY
| Experience Host

Mezzosoprano. Language learning enthusiast. Barefoot walker. Overzealous DIYer. Chihuahua mom.

JASON
| Experience Host

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

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