Our Philosophy

We travel for exploration, transformation and because we crave a connection to people and culture.  Our curiosity of the world and its people is the driving force behind our brand.  Our mission is to embrace the notion that travel is a state of mind and that with a curious mind and heart, we can experience it in our everyday lives.

 Who We Are

Please, Do Tell, is a place for those who want to live a life of curiosity and appreciation for local travel and lands far away.  Whether it is discovering the authentic pasta shop in your neighborhood, sharing travel stories from locals around the world, or curating travel guides and experiences,  Please, Do Tell, is a destination for anyone who has a genuine desire to make travel memories no matter where they are.

Recuerdos Shop 

We are a culture curated shop for daily living.

Inspired by her childhood memories of when traveling and learning about faraway places meant escaping through stories. Recuerdos was born from the idea that you can immerse yourself in the culture of travel in your daily lives.  The truth is that we all can’t just pick up and travel all the time….but that should’t limit any of us from discovering a destination or learning about the culture of a place. Our goal is to scout and search every corner of this world to bring you products that lead with culture and immerse you in the stories of people and places from your favorite destinations and those you aspire to learn about.

We hope that each product we find engages your senses and opens you to a world of possibilities, curiosities and connection to stories beyond our borders.

Our Founder, Lourdes

Lourdes is an International Affairs professional turned hospitality expert.  With a resume that includes an extensive career in human rights and travel, Lourdes brings global experience and curiosity that always keeps her wanting more from the places she visits and people she meets.  When she is not managing the shop and online magazine, she works as a creative strategist and content creator for fashion/travel brands.