By Mashaan Almashaan
Many people gained fame on social media for fashion, food, and coffee. That’s why Musaed Almejren and Sulaiman Alroudhan stand out; they are gaining popularity because they are two Kuwaitis who organize breathtaking adventures around the world for people like you and me to enjoy. In this interview, we catch up with them and learn more about what they do.
Can you introduce one another in your own words?
Musaed: Sulaiman is a nice professional guy who wakes up early, unlike me! He takes care of the day and I take care of the night. Sometimes he can be stubborn but whatever issue we face, we resolve it.
Sulaiman: Musaed is easygoing but can be stubborn sometimes. He is creative. I like his energy, and he always pushes me to do the ideas that I have and our trips are one of the things that he pushed me to pursue.
How did you meet each other and get started?
Musaed: I knew Sulaiman from social media, then while on an organized trip to Nepal I found that we shared a room by coincidence. We got along and became friends. We then went on a trip to Madagascar and shared a room again and that’s when it all started, we arranged our first trip together to Brazil.
What’s the reason behind your passion for traveling?
Sulaiman: I feel that I was not born to stay in one place, and organizing trips allows me to get paid to travel and meet new people and see new places. Traveling also inspires you to become creative, think differently, learn about other cultures, and adds to me as a person.
Musaed: Since I was a kid I spent hours reading maps and history books. I always wanted to know about other cultures and people, see everything, and do everything. I love traveling because it takes you out of your comfort zone. It shows you that there is much more to life than living and dying in the place you were born in.
What is the craziest thing that happened to you on your trips?
Musaed: We were rafting in Brazil and the raft was heading to a big fall. It was so powerful to the point that the raft flipped over and my helmet flew off.
Sulaiman: I thought I was out of the water when it flipped over but I was under the raft breathing water. I couldn’t get out from under the raft and I felt like that was it. But luckily we survived.
How do you ensure a safe and enjoyable trip for those who join your group?
Sulaiman: We interview everyone before the trip and we make sure we clarify all issues that might arise from the trip. We don’t leave a chance for any surprises, as much as that is possible.
Musaed: We would rather go with less people and less profit than risk it by accepting someone of whom we are not 100% sure will be safe. What we care about the most is the energy of the group.
What sets you apart from your competitors?
Musaed: We are building a community and long lasting memories and friendships. We even meet with previous travelers from the GCC every six months or so. We are a family and we do what we do not for the money but for the passion. And it shows.
Sulaiman: We also make sure that everyone on our trip is on the same page and same mentality through interviews. That’s what ensures the quality of our trips.
What advice do you have for readers?
Musaed: If you want to make a decision you should do your own reading about the matter then consult with someone but make sure that the final decision is yours.
Sulaiman: Do what you want to do. People’s opinion might be different from yours because each person has their own perspective.
If you had one last trip in your life where would you go?
Musaed: I’d go to Greece.
Sulaiman: I’d stay home.
Interview conducted by Mashaan (@iammashaan).