My Travel Career Journey - manythemiles


A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said, "I love your pictures - they're wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera." He said nothing until dinner was finished, then said: "That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove."

"I think anybody who travels knows that you're not really doing so in order to move around - you're traveling in order to be moved." ~ Pico Lyer

"The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live." ~ Auguste Rodin

"I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.”~ John Steinbeck

"Here I am, safely returned over those peaks from a journey far more beautiful and strange than anything I hoped for or imagined - how is it that this safe return brings such regret?"~ Peter Matthiessen 


A Traveler's Journey

This journey began following college graduation in California when I lived in Latin America studying Spanish and teaching English as a second language. It was there that my passion for travel and learning about other cultures first blossomed. After certification from the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) in 1978, I launched my professional tour director career with a passion for sharing the world with others.  

I am often asked about my favorite destinations. That question usually leads to a discussion about New Zealand, East Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Thailand, Machu Picchu or the Canadian Rockies. I am also taken with emerging destinations I’ve led tours to such as Vietnam, Myanmar, and China (beginning in 1982). It is never a short conversation.

2018 marks a 40-year travel career, leading tours to 60 countries on 6 continents and the majority of USA states. I cannot imagine a time when I am not sharing adventures with my fellow travelers. The journey is the destination.

Personal travel adventures include Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Macao, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, and the majority of USA states including Hawaii. 


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