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Biography

I read a quote once that said a traveler sees what he sees, a tourist sees what he has come to see.  Preconceived ideas of what to expect often hinder our comprehension and we are educated more from knowledge learned through experience.

At this time, I choose to take the quote literally.   I believe that both are valid points of view and quite intrinsic to the planning process.

Parts of today’s travel most often require pre-planning; organized in such a manner that it encompasses preset activities (festivals, exhibits, breeding seasons, conference agendas, airline/rail schedules).

The amount of time we have at our disposal, our budget, the personal limitations of the travelers/companions all determine what must be arranged in advance and where we can opt for unfettered time to embrace the culture, sights, smells, wildlife, and people.   The perfect itinerary blends so that the traveler and the tourist in all of us is satisfied that we have absorbed wisdom and enlightened ourselves with enriching experiences.

Helping put all this into perspective is what I do best.

 

Travel Specialties

Customized private land tours,cruises and river cruises – Europe, Orient, South Pacific for individuals and families.
Corporate travel for executives, individuals, meeting, incentive travel for small or large groups – inbound and outbound.
Soft adventure travel for seniors, families including Arctic, Antarctic, Iceland, Africa.

Certifications

Licensed Travel Insurance Agent
Hawaii and South Pacific Specialist
Ireland Specialist

Destination Specialties

Europe
Hawaii and South Pacific
Ireland

Most Memorable Travel Experience

Pacific Ocean crossing from Vancouver via the Gilbert and Ellis islands, Northern and Southern Cook Island and much of French Polynesian on a 54ft ketch.

Phone: 604 739 3683

Toll Free: 1 800 872 9080 ext 307

Fax: 604 739 3610

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