What is your favorite travel memory?
My favorite travel memory - oh, that's a hard question. I have so many, and they are all so different, ranging from moments with friends and family, like when mum and dad meet me at the airport in Sweden when I come to visit, to crossing the Andes on horseback, going from dry, dusty Argentina into a lush, green Chile. I think my all-time favorite is still spending three weeks on a 44' sailboat crossing the Atlantic... It was simplicity at its best. Most noteworthy is that I don't have a photo of either of these...
Which destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?
Travel is a mindset... Leave your expectations at home. The only thing you need for a trip is curiosity.
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
Our environments change every day, and if you don't change with them, you get left behind. A successful company has the ability to quickly respond to the ever-changing environment in which we work.
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." -Confucius
What unique qualities does your company possess?
It never stops moving... change happens every day and this is how we continue to grow!
What is the best story you've heard from a return student?
Last summer I led a Customized Faculty-Led Program to Poland, Austria, and Hungary. One of the students, a young woman, wise and street smart beyond her age really got bitten by the travel bug. It was so apparent, like she was wearing it on her sleeve. Six months after our return, she emailed me, triumphantly and told me she had just signed up for a semester abroad in Seville, Spain. Another world traveler has been born.