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
| Owner & Chief Experience Officer

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

CHANDLER
| Director of Experiences

Eternal optimist. Cat Mom. Lover of all things avocado. Real Estate Buff. Cocktail Connoisseur. Feels most at peace in the water; any body of water - from ocean to bubble bath.

MEGHAN
| Senior Operations Manager

Travel planner/logistics queen. Wine enthusiast. Museum goer. Art lover. Student of Romance languages. Fastidious copy editor. Former cruise ship worker. Brunch eater. Space Camper ...not once, but twice. Expert parallel parker. Spreadsheet creator. Ardent coffee consumer/caffeinator.

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.

NJ
| Senior Event Operations 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.

CHRIS
| Experience Host

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

MARTIN
| Experience Host

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

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.

TRACE
| Experience Host

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

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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