About Deaf Adventures
Deaf Adventures aims to provide Deaf people and sign language users from around the globe with the opportunity to embark on thrill-filled adventures that are fully accessible. No longer are the days of Deaf people joining adventures only to struggle to develop connections with others, become confused at instructions, and miss out on valuable information. Our Deaf-led adventures are fully accessible, and range from weekend trips to full-week holidays, from beginners’ walking to advanced tramping, and from city/historical tours to adrenaline-filled activities. The best adventure of your life awaits you.
Meet Your Adventurers:
FOUNDER / ADVENTURE GUIDE
Rachel Soudakoff was born and raised in Los Angeles, California in a Deaf family. After traveling to 54 countries, she decided to make her favorite country – New Zealand – her home. She has three years of experience of managing and operating trips around the world in sign language. When she’s not traveling, she’s researching hidden gems at her next destination.
Rachel Berry is a native Deaf New Zealander who, like many Kiwis, thrives on adventure and the outdoors. She has organised numerous leadership camps, group trips, and social events. Her favourite adventures thus far are biking the Otago Rail Trail, hiking the Abel Tasman Track, and exploring Patuna Chasm.
Sharon Ann Dror
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sharon has always loved being by the ocean. She visited several cities in Mexico looking for her perfect vacation spot and fell in love with Los Cabos at first sight. She has since visited more than 25 times! Being a Cabo expert, she enjoys showing around her friends all the hidden gems of Cabos. Her favorite parts of Los Cabos are watching the sunrise, collecting glass-blown hearts, and trying out new restaurants.
CERTIFIED DEAF SAILOR
Born near the border of Maine, USA in New Brunswick, Canada, Troy has been a life-long lover of sailing. At 3 years old, his parents took him on his first sailing trip, but he did not get back into sailing until much later in life when he was invited by a co-worker to sail across Lake Ontario. After this trip, he knew sailing was his passion, and he went on to obtain a sailing certification from the American Sailing Association (ASA) in 2010. Since then, he has obtained multiple other sailing certificates as well as become a certified sailing instructor in 2014. In his free time, Troy enjoys volunteering at the Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario and teaching online ASL classes.