About us

Live2Leave is a travel app that allows users to record their favourite hotels, restaurants and activities and see recommendations from a trusted community of friends and local experts.

Launched in May 2017, the app is home to a highly-engaged and community of travellers aged between 20 and 35. They have already shared on the app +11,000 recommendations covering more than 2,800 cities in all of the world’s countries.

Live2Leave is a Techstars London 2017  company (11 startups got in, out of 1,300 applications), and one of the 5 startups (out of 240 applications) part of the Hotel Jumpstart 2018 innovation programme, powered by Expedia & Hotels.com

To learn more about our major milestones, go to the News section!

Our Mission

We believe that travel is far more than a holiday, it’s a way of life. We believe that each experience outside of your comfort zone has the power to transform you, open your mind and broaden your perspectives, something that we consider more important than ever in our increasingly globalized world.

We also believe that stepping into the unknown takes courage and that while curiosity powers discovery, one might need a little help to go down new paths and sleep under unfamiliar stars. And that little help is called a trusted recommendation.

This is why we created Live2Leave: to inspire people to live life-changing experiences all around the world, in total trust.

Meet the Live2Leave team

Céleste Owen-JonesCo-Founder & CEO

Journalist-turned-entrepreneur with a storytelling passion & a travel addiction. French heart & British brain. Live2Leave is my motto, and my travel app.

@Céleste on Live2Leave
Léa BourratièreCo-Founder & CMO

Building brands, generating impactful content and breakthrough communications, that is what I am known for, and passionate about!

@Lea on Live2Leave
Rogério AraújoLead Developer

Full stack software engineer, passionate about mobile development, always looking for new challenges and ways to make the world a better place!

@django on Live2Leave
Stas GalinSenior Developer

Full stack software developer @ Do IT. Sportsman and passionate traveler, always planning my next adventure!

@stasgalin on Live2Leave

Why the turtle?

Because these clever animals represent the ultimate traveler.

With their homes on their backs, they embody our motto “live to leave” everywhere they go. The world isn’t a scary place for turtles because they’re always home.

Don’t you wish you were a turtle too? Live2Leave might be able to help you do just that by making the unknown a little more friendly.


How to share recommendations in just ONE click

Do your friends ever ask you for recommendations for a particular city you know well, and it takes you forever to compile a list / remember the name of that restaurant you liked?

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Live2Leave takes over the EasyJet inflight magazine!

An interview of Live2Leave in the EasyJet inflight magazine for the whole month of August

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Finalist of the Expedia Hotel Jumpstart Programme

Looking back on the 6 months spent working with Hotels.com & Expedia

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Startup Grind Europe Conference

Exhibiting with Google for Entrepreneurs.

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Did you say new features?

Today we take you on a tour of the already existing and the super cool new features of the app.

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The new app is OUT!

Go and discover our new app with its beautiful design & the feature you all asked for...

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Céleste is a finalist for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award!

Céleste was shortlisted by the British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame to receive the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Live2Leave's mission and some big news...

To make the unknown a little more friendly.

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The Women of Live2Leave

For International Women's Day, we decided to run a small profile on some of the amazing women in our Live2Leave community.

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