One of the best jobs I ever had was working for G Adventures, an international tour company with operations in 100 different countries and every single continent. I worked as a tour guide for groups of foreigners on bus tours around the United States. It was a really exciting job that kept me on my toes and never had a dull moment. I might be leading a hike in Arches National Park one week and the next I’d be showing my group down Bourbon Street. I got to hike in Yellowstone, bar hop in Nashville, and sail the San Francisco Bay. What a job!
I made some amazing friends through my time working there. So many of the employees are such interesting people with diverse life experiences. So it’s not surprise that I’ve had a ton of them on the podcast to tell their stories!
Haley Tepavac worked aboard cruise ships for seven years before working for G Adventures. She used to sell shore excursions to cruise ship passengers and has a really interesting story about her career path.
Caitlin Lanigan and I both worked as guides at G Adventures. But Caitlin’s story before G is inspirational. After college she volunteered with the Peace Corps and lived in Botswana for two years!
Shelby Schmitz spend five years as a tour guide and bus driver around the United States. She embodies the tour guide spirit more than almost anyone I know and has a treasure trove of stories to share from her experiences.
Bogdana Voicu was the head of North American Operations at G Adventures when I was working there. She originally hails from Romania and has worked for many years in tourism in the United States.
Danielle Ebaugh and Wilson Moore are a couple who traveled the world together for seven months. But they met while working as tour guides for G Adventures in the United States.