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  • Qualifications

 

Hi I’m Mike, an experienced world traveller.  I love exploring the world’s special places on my own and with my family.   I know a thing or two about travelling across Thailand, Europe, the Caribbean and of course North America.   I’d love to help you find memorable vacations, book the ideal group vacation, golf getaway or a truly hidden gem.   I have built my reputation on integrity, work ethic and building strong personal and professional relationships.  I look forward to bringing those skills to work for you!  more…

 

Specialties

  • Virtuoso Certified
  • Celebrity Cruises 2020 Five Star Academy
  • Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS)
  • Destination Weddings
  • Jamaica Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Disney Adventure Specialist
  • Jamaica Travel Specialist
  • Aruba Certified Expert (ACE)
  • Air Canada Global Sales University (ACE)
  • Las Vegas Insider
  • Key Lime Academy-Florida Keys & Key West
  • Saint Lucia Expert (SLEx)
  • Porter Airlines Specialist
  • Peru Agent
  • Amazing Thailand Specialist

My Top 3 Trips

Thailand

Thailand

August 2019

Thailand is one of the world's most exciting, cheapest, and forever surprising destinations that has earned every bit of the description Amazing Thailand.

A Thailand vacation can mean taking to the bustling streets of Bangkok, where you can try are all sorts of spicy Thai street foods. It can also mean visiting elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai, where ethically practiced pachyderm tourism sometimes finds piano players serenading the animals. Thailand travel can include hitting a Full Moon Party, visiting the most stunning temples, getting a Thai massage, taking a cooking class, hiking to waterfalls in the jungle, sailing down the Chao Phraya River, or just interacting with Thailand’s incredibly friendly people.

Recommendations

  • Phuket is among the world’s finest beach destinations, with fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns. It has something for any taste and budget, with hundreds of hotels to choose from, a wide choice of dining and partying options. Aside from visiting the fantastic attractions of Thailand’s biggest island, you can take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the many nearby tropical paradises, including the famous Phi Phi Islands, or enjoy a serene cruise around the mystical Phang Nga Bay.
  • Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world and it doesn’t take long to realise why. Bangkok is a city of contrasts with action at every turn. Marvel at the gleaming temples, catch a tuk tuk along the bustling Chinatown or take a longtail boat through floating markets. Food is another Bangkok highlight, from local dishes served at humble street stalls to haute cuisine at romantic rooftop restaurants.
  • Hua Hin is a refreshing mix of city and sea with an almost cosmopolitan ambience, lively markets, great golf courses and water parks, international cuisine and excellent accommodations
  • Chiang Mai is a land of misty mountains and colourful hill tribes, a playground for seasoned travellers, a paradise for shoppers and a delight for adventurers. On a trip to Chiang Mai you can discover the wonder of Thai massage and cooking courses, go hunting for a lovely variety of handicrafts and antiques. It's got a great selection of nightlife and you can indulge in wonderful cuisine. Despite its relatively small size, Chiang Mai truly has it all.

Italy

Italy

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”
— Giuseppe Verdi
An amazing two week vacation for our first trip to Italy. We started in Rome, moved to a charming 100 year old villa in Tuscany and finished in Assisi and it soon became apparent that we had barely scratched the surface of this picturesque country and it's beautiful people. I loved every minute of this adventure and there is so much charm, culture and cuisine.

Recommendations

  • Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums
  • Pilgrims have been coming to Assisi, Italy since the 13th century to venerate St. Francis, who was born and buried here, but you don’t have to be religious to enjoy the beauty of this postcard-perfect town. Framed by the long, undulating hills of Umbria and the forests of Monte Subasio, Assisi is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world and one of Italy’s most spell-binding gems.
  • Cortona - Under the Tuscan Sun The Land of Wine, Etruscans & Sunflowers
  • Tuscany is a region in central Italy. Its capital, Florence, is home to some of the world’s most recognizable Renaissance art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s "David" statue, Botticelli’s works in the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo basilica. Its diverse natural landscape encompasses the rugged Apennine Mountains, the island of Elba’s beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Chianti’s olive groves and vineyards.

Holland & Belgium

Holland & Belgium

Our first visit to Europe was simply amazing. We were based in the Hague and had a number of amazing day trips to Amsterdam, Delft, Gouda, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk among other adventures and a remarkable day trip to explore the medieval village of Bruges, Belgium. “The rest of the world is a big place”, say the Dutch, well aware of how small their country is. Although small in size, Holland has a rich cultural tradition, known for it's flat landscape of stunning canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes.

Recommendations

  • Kinderdijk is a village in the the Netherlands' South Holland province, known for its iconic 18th-century windmills.
  • Delft, a canal-ringed city in the western Netherlands, is known as the manufacturing base for Delftware, hand-painted blue-and-white pottery.
  • Madurodam is a miniature park and tourist attraction in the Scheveningen district of The Hague in the Netherlands. It is home to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch landmarks, historical cities and large developments
  • Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk.

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