My first guiding job was with Skagway Streetcar Company. I worked there for 20 years before deciding to specialize in private, small-group tours. Attached is a letter of recommendation from my former boss, and friend, Steve Hites
I love travel, and I love food. Anthony Bourdain has pointed me in some directions I would not have found myself.
Here are some great words from Mr Bourdain:
"The Traveler doesn't know where he's going, the Tourist doesn't know where he's been. The Journey begins, the Journey ends, and in between, you have only memories."
"It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that’s enlightenment enough - to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go."
"When dealing with complex transportation issues, the best thing to do is pull up with a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out."
I learned to read and understand things as a small human when this guy was on one of the 4 channels on TV. I was a couple years too old for Mr Rogers, but my sister watched him, so I did too.
What a great time to have grown up! We played outside until dark, read books under the blankets with flashlights, did not wear bike helmets, had no strange allergies, and looked forward to the Charlie Brown Christmas special in December