A native of Switzerland, Beatrice (Trixie) Stump fell in love with Faial island and the Azores in general after visiting her brother back in 1993.
Before returning home, she even had purchased a piece of land with an old ruin! In the ten years that followed, Trixie renovated the ruin bit by bit and attached another building to it, eventually turning it into the spacious and light bungalow it is today!
In the early years of the new century she was ready for the big move to Faial, so she loaded up her old Nissan Vanette with her belongings including her puppy dog and drove to Lisbon. From there the cargo ship took Trixie to her new home.
Unlike many people that come to the Azores for their retirement, Trixie still needed to work for a living and she found the perfect job by taking tourists around the 3 islands of São Jorge, Pico and Faial, giving them their dream holiday to Explore the Azores.
In her spare time Trixie loves to go for long walks with her two dogs one of whom she recently adopted locally.
Since the end of 2017, Trixie has changed the domain of this website from explore-azores.eu to casaazores.com.