About

Angel with Japanese school children. Niko, Japan.

Angel Castellanos is an intrepid traveler that is passionate about where the next journey will take him. His first international trip was at an early age with his parents on a journey that lasted 3 months through the American Southwest, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Moved by his passion for art, music, history and architecture, Angel studied abroad in Europe in college. He has returned to Europe every year since. He has also visited South America and spent nine weeks traveling throughout Japan and South East Asia. Angel has over ten years experience in the travel industry as a tour guide, retailer, buyer, travel consultant and brand strategist. He is a consummate “light” packer, enjoys making new friends on the road and remains focused on achieving his travel dreams. Traveling to over forty six countries on four Continents, Angel draws on his experiences to teach “Smart Travel” and equip travelers with skills to make their trips easier and more enjoyable. He spends 6-8 weeks traveling internationally every year in addition to crisscrossing the country for various appearances, talks and in studio segments as a travel expert. His love of travel has motivated him to give hundreds of motivational travel talks throughout the country. Angel has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Travel & Adventure Show, Fox11, Frommer’s Radio Show and Al Dispertar on Univision.  

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    Brenda McGuire

    April 14, 2016

    Great job speaking in Des Moines at Landmark Luggage! Loved all of your helpful tips!!!! Looking forward to seeing you there again soon!

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      Angel

      April 14, 2016

      Great meeting you Brenda! Thanks for the positive feedback.

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    Carl

    April 30, 2016

    Fantastic presentation today at Rooten’s Luggage in Orange Co. CA today. You’ve changed the way I will pack in the future for the good. Really appreciate the tips and ways to make travel easier and more fun.

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      Angel

      May 1, 2016

      Thank you very much! I’ll be back there May 21. Tell your traveling friends.

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      Angel

      July 26, 2016

      Thanks for the kind words Carl. Happy Travels.

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    Jo Trust

    February 27, 2017

    I really enjoyed meeting you yesterday at Savinar luggage. I learned so much. I am the one who spoke to you about the pick pocket pants and you said you know the owner. We will be ordering more of them for our next trip, for me it eliminates a purse! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us. Great learning experience. I am going to follow you on Facebook.

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      Angel

      February 27, 2017

      Great meeting you Jo! Happy travels to you

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    Pam Robinson

    April 28, 2017

    Hi Angel, you gave a fun and informative talk at the Bergman Luggage manager’s meeting. I have been in the travel industry for decades and still learned a lot !
    Pam

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      Angel

      April 28, 2017

      Thank you Pam. My pleasure to be there. Thanks for having me.

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      Angel

      May 1, 2017

      Thank you for your kind words Pam. It was my pleasure

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      Angel

      June 6, 2017

      Thank you Pam!

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    A Stewart

    July 8, 2017

    Just got back from a trip to France. 8 hotels in 14 days. Your travel pointers really helped even as experienced travelers. I’m a believer now in packing cubes and we loved the CityMapper app you suggested. I wondered if you could suggest a travel clothesline for laundry in the room. We had problems with this. Thanks!

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      Angel

      August 1, 2017

      Great to hear thank you! Use a laundry line that firmly attaches to 2 points. Stay away from suction cups

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