What inspires Escape Haven's founder? | Escape Haven Bali luxury retreat

What inspires Escape Haven’s Founder and Chief Happiness Officer?

Janine grew up in between a tiny beach town in New Zealand called Whangapoua, and Auckland 

What do you do at EH?

I am the founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Escape Haven! I try to keep everything running smoothly, leading a team of talented, passionate experts and believe that everything happens for a reason. If there’s a bump in the road, it’s only to make room for bigger and better things.

What are five inspiring words you would choose to describe your inspiration?

Courageous, Non conformist, Passion for adventure, Kind and Smart 

Who it is that you are inspired by and why?

My mother. She taught me to seek out the unknown by traveling to exotic shores and to be brave enough to lead the unconventional life, turning my back on societal ‘success’ to chase my dream and heart. Childhood years spent on intrepid journeys with my mum into the unknown created this thirst for learning about the world and a deep belief that I could do anything and the world was my oyster. It was better training than anything I had learnt conventionally. At 84 years young my mum is still going strong hiking Anapurna, Machu Pichu, running outdoor activities in NZ and Piranha fishing in the amazon. She refuses to let a number define her and is true to her passion for adventure.


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