About Us

At The Getaway Co. we value the gift of life above all else. We live cruelty free lives and do everything we can to have compassion for every creature big and small.

We work with integrity by always keeping our promises and holding ourselves to a high ethical standard.

While we know it’s important to work hard, it’s also equally important to let loose, enjoy the amazing moments we create, and have a little fun.

Compassion

Integrity

Fun

A big hello and thank you for being a part of our community! I’m Amanda, the founder of The Getaway Co. After 13 years of marketing, PR, and complicated event planning for an array of celebrity clients, my ah-ha moment finally came. Why not escape the corporate world, take the invaluable experience I’ve gained, and apply it to creating exciting and inspirational plant-based events for people internationally.

Working as a publicist in the music industry in Toronto, Canada was a dream. I loved every minute of my career, but I knew it was time to take my experience and create a business that would help inspire people to go plant-based while simultaneously making them feel like they’re part of a supportive community.

In 2014 my husband Jason and I relocated to Zurich, Switzerland and after catching the travel bug and experiencing the difficulties of traveling as vegans in Europe, the creation of The Getaway Co. was inevitable.

Working with local people and creating jobs in the destinations we visit is one of the most important things we do. Almost everyone we work with subscribes to a plant-based lifestyle and they are instrumental in planning our inspiring events. The amazing girls from No Location in Bali, the team at Pensione Vignamaggio in Italy, and the wonderful Catia Garcia and Nicoletta Barbata who are an invaluable part of our planning process in Portugal and Greece are just a few of the members of our international family.

Partnering with Animal Welfare companies in countries where the stray animal population is out of control is also very close to our hearts and another driving factor in The Getaway Co.’s existence. The tireless work of BAWA in Bali inspires us to work harder every single day.

I live my life plant-based because I believe that animals deserve to be treated kindly, fairly and with compassion. I don’t believe that they deserve to be treated as products, abused and exploited.

I have had the privilege of being able to travel the world, experience different cultures and meet wonderful people that I have learned from and been inspired by. The Getaway Co. is my way of offering this same experience to you. This is the opportunity to reflect on your life at home, focus on compassion, immerse yourself in an amazing culture, connect with a group of like-minded people and have a ton of fun doing it!

My hope for each group that I am lucky enough to connect with is that they walk away feeling refreshed, engaged, enlightened, inspired and that they have a new group of friends around the globe who feel the same way that they do.

The Getaway Co. family are a compassionate group of friends, travelers and adventure seekers who love to inspire like-minded people by creating unforgettable shared experiences and memories. We absolutely can’t wait to meet you.

Amanda Persi

Founder, The Getaway Co.

Join us for a life-changing experience!

The Getaway Co. Team

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Jason Parry

Business Development
theeltexchange.com 

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LAUREN TOYOTA

Content Creator Partner
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RICHARD MAKIN

Content Creator Partner 
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LIZ MIU

Content Creator Partner 
Liz Miu

vegan chef in Bali, Indonesia

ZACCHARY BIRD

Content Creator Partner 
Zacchary Bird

vegan chef

CROWDED KITCHEN

Content Creator Partners
crowdedkitchen.com

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NICOLETTA BARBATA

Event Planner Italy & Greece
onequartergreek.com

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CATIA GARCIA

Events & Tour Guide Portugal
ateiadaguia.com

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NATALIE MATIAS

Meditation Specialist
nataliematias.com 

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SIHAM ESSAHIRI

Event Planner Morocco
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The Getaway Co. Family

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