Harlow Salvador Newton

Harlow Salvador Newton
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Costa Rica Travel Specialist/Owner at Tico Guide Travel

Harlow Salvador's bio

I was born August 3rd, 1971 on a US military base in Landstuhl, Germany. My father was born in San Jose, Costa Rica to a Spanish/Guatemalan mother and a North American father and my mother was born in New York City to an Italian mother and a North American father.

After serving his tour of duty as an officer in the United States Army in the early 70s, my father returned to El Salvador to work for his father's company, which my grandfather had started in the early 1940's. I was raised in El Salvador from the age of 3 to 14, learning the language and Latin American lifestyle, and most importantly, falling in love with the people, customs and latin culture.

At the age of 15, I moved to the United States to live with my mother and attended high school. Shortly after graduating from high school, I sold most of my belongings and bought a one-way ticket to the island of Guam, one of the Micronesia islands in the Pacific Ocean. My passion for travel and exploration had led me to Guam, using the island as a travel base to destinations such as Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and some of the neighboring Micronesian islands.

A year and half later, I set my sights on San Francisco, a place I knew I could attend college, while at the same time knowing that if I wasn't traveling the world, the world would come to me. I attended San Francisco State University studying a range of subjects including Business, Hospitality, Psychology, and Public Relations.

In the fall of 1996, after a two-month "soul searching" trip from Mexico to Costa Rica, I return to San Francisco with the opportunity of starting up a company with a group of friends I had met in Guam and San Francisco. To this day, the company that we founded, SF Station.com, is San Francisco's leading online city guide. In the fall of 2005, almost 10 years of dedicating my time and energy to building a New Media company, Boulevards City Guide Network (which runs sites like LosAngeles.com, SanFrancisco.com, Seattle.com, Denver.com, etc.) aqcuired SF Station, and my partners and I signed up for a 3.5 year employment agreement (earn-out) and became shareholders in a rapidly growing company.

Although I am still actively involved in the New Media and Tech world, my passion and love for travel and sharing travel information has lead me to pursue one of my personal dreams and start "Tico Guide Travel", a travel services company specializing in Costa Rica eco-adventure and leisure travel.

To date, I spend 10 months out of the year in San Francisco, managing client accounts with Boulevards, planning client trips to Costa Rica, and raising awareness and funds for biodiversity protection with Costa Rica Conservation Trust (CRCT).

My long-term goal is to live in San Francisco for 6 months out of the year, lead tours and host guests at my lodge in Costa Rica (Buenaventura Eco-Adventure Rainforest Lodge & Retreat Center) for 5 months out of the year, and take a 1 month-long international trip each year.


Tico Guide Travel - www.ticoguidetravel.com

Buenaventura Eco-Adventure Lodge - www.buenaventuracr.com

Costa Rica Conservation Trust - www.conservecostarica.org



Services Harlow Salvador Provides

  • Travel Planning and Travel Arrangements to Costa Rica
  • Real Estate Investing and Land Management in Costa Rica

Services Harlow Salvador Wants

  • To be added