My name is Hilton Davila, CEO and Founder of Visit South America. I was born and raised in Southern California, but my parents originally were from Peru. When I was in high school, my dad was deported and was sent back to Peru.
Basically, in a flash, everything was stripped away from me and my family, and somehow throughout this journey, a series of events occurred that allowed me to adapt the necessary skills to create my own business. I’m so grateful that I decided to follow my heart, and go on my trip to Peru. Without that trip, I wouldn’t have the stories I get to tell others about the true generosity of people that see a kid with his backpack. Even if people think you’re crazy just because you decide to do your own thing, don’t let it stop you. If you really have a true passion and a vision for that passion, my advice is to just go for it.
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