What is a detour?
- 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.
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.
ELIZABETH| Chief Experience Officer
Creator. Dreamer. Mom of twins + 1. World Traveler. Harley-Davidson rider. Adventure-seeker. Pickle-addict.
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 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.
MARTIN| Guide Manager
Pianist. Wine-Enthusiast. Fantasy Nerd. River Lover.Stinky Cheese Hater. Dog Lover. Happy Dad.
ASHLEY| Marketing Manager
Actor. Writer. Comedian. #1 George Michael fan. Mediocre bass player. Flimsiest person at Pilates.
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.
CHRIS| Experience Host
Taco Guru. Thespian. Musician. Certified Yogi. Proud Cat Dad. Outdoor Explorer. Beach Dweller.
TRACE| Super Experience Host
Comedian. Dad. Trivia buff. Green Belter. Talent show host. Sneakerhead. Grilled cheese master. Food truck consultant. Pool player.
JESSIE| Onsite Event Manager
Dog mom. Beer lover. Spreadsheet enthusiast. Ice cream over cake. South Austinite. Proud auntie.
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.
EVAN| Senior Experience Host
Direct descendant of Sam Houston. Rainbow Brightest. Party animal. Beardsman. Playlist curator. Foodie. Conversational humorist. Born and bred Texan. Dad.
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.
KENDALIN| Operations Coordinator
Sight-seer. Plant Grower. Cat Mom. Film-maker. Instrumentalist. Visionary. Melomanic. Aesthete. Nirvana-seeker. Tattoo enthusiast.
IKE| Super Experience Host
Unicyclist. Jaw harp enthusiast. Trumpeter. Although childless....collector of Dad jokes. Metal artist. Geodesic Dome fabricator. Buckminster Fuller Super-Fan.
KELTY| Experience Host
Massage Therapist. Long-time Texan. Sporty Spicier. Art appreciator. Dancer when everyone’s watching.
JOEY| Experience Host
Entertainer. Vinyl DJ. Experimental art enthusiast. Concert goer and raver. Cat lover. House plant care taker. Trail walker. Barton Springs relaxer.
KANDACE| Experience Host
Loquacious. Effervescent. Mom says she lights up a room. Kitchen wrist flicker. Tinned fish sommelier. Writer. Recovering black sheep. Funniest man in Austin. NYT crossword enthusiast. Wikipedia philanthropist.
CARTER| Experience Host
Guitar player. Bourbon and wine enthusiast. Music lover. Waffle House zealot. History buff.
BRENT| Experience Host
Aquatic scientist. Traveler. Bowler. Fantasy Football enthusiast. Reader. Seinfeld quoter.
SHYNA| Experience Host
Actress. Writer. Sci-fi Nerd. Daydreamer. Occasional Weightlifter. Amateur Chief. Crafter. Listener.