Communication and Psychology.
English, Spanish and French (after living in Belgium for 5 years).
Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Poland, the Baltic States, Portugal, Spain and Morocco.
I love travelling in Central America. The natural history is astounding, all the birds, mammals, flora and fauna! As a certified diver and avid sportsman, the area offers many opportunities for diving, kayaking and rafting.
Growing up in an international environment allowed me to interact with people from different cultures and learn from them. I would say that's when I became a traveler...
To me, traveling is not only about the sites and highlights of a destination, it's mostly about the people and their history, about how they solve things. It's about their lives!
B.A. Laval University. Multidisciplinary studies: geography, anthropology, communication, cinema and journalism. Training over the years: Red Cross, St-John’s Ambulance, Emergency Procedures, etc.
English, French and Spanish. Basic conversational in a few others.
Mexico, Central & South America, Spain & Portugal, North, West & Central Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Middle East, Gulf States, Iran, Caucasus, Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia, Indochina, Australia & New Zealand.
Wherever there’s real authenticity, content and depth. Recent favourites: Sudan, Oman, Georgia, Armenia and Iran. Long-time ones: Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Spain, Morocco, Mali, Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Philippines.
After fifteen years on the road worldwide, Claude joined the Adventures Abroad team in 1998. He enjoys challenging destinations with a strong adventure factor. He shows a definite interest in landscapes, wildlife, ecology, arts, traditions and history. International friendship has always been his ultimate travel objective and personal reward.
Shortly after James finished his BA in Psychology and English Language he developed a passion for gardening which led to further studies in Horticulture and then Botany as a lab assistant. He frequently uses the world as his classroom to learn about ancient civilizations, geography, ecology, and history as he travels.
English with lots of practice using nonverbal communication and gestures to charade his way through the rest of the world.
40+ countries across 5 Continents (and counting!)
Throughout the Mediterranean region, including everything from Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Spain and Greece.
1) Galapagos's marine wonderland
2) Namibia's harsh deserts
3) South America's lush Iguazu Waterfalls
4) Patagonia's frigid glaciers
5) South Africa's self-drive safari parks
1) Beauty of Vancouver, Canada (home)
2) Nature within Cape Town, South Africa
3) History in Berlin, Germany
4) Authenticity of La Paz, Bolivia
5) Culture of Kyoto, Japan
1) Petra - the ancient Nabatean capital city
2) Mayan carvings of Copan, Honduras
3) The endless ancient antiquities of Egypt
4) Mysteries of the Nazca Lines, Peru
5) The sprawling temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
James' insatiable wanderlust is satisfied each year between seasonal jobs at home in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. In the summertime he works outdoors as a beach lifeguard and in the winter he works in an urban forest spreading holiday cheer. Happiest while outside and exploring, he is excited to have the whole world as his workplace as an International Tour Leader for Adventures Abroad.
Business & Sports Management.
English, passable French, slowly learning Afrikaans and Zulu.
Almost a member of the 'Century Club', with extensive travel throughout Europe, the Middle East, Southern Africa and South East Asia.
Adriatic, Albania, Balkans, Baltic States, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Caucasus, Iran, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, India, the Gulf States, the 'Microstates' of Europe, throughout Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
Southern Africa has become my new home; no other place offers such diverse topography, flora and fauna. Croatia is my go-to for a relaxing, European getaway, but when I'm craving good food, I'll head to Singapore.