Eduardo "Eddie" Morales - 1966
President and CEO
Fluent in English, Spanish and Sign Language
Born in Cuba, Eddie grew up in Miami, Florida.
He earned his degree as an interpreter from Galludet University in ASL (American Sign Language) . He went on to teach deaf as well as special education and to do interpreting in Miami Dade County. He is involved with and attends "America Sings" with the deaf children of Miami Dade county every year in Washington D.C.
Eddie also has degrees in Social Studies and World History and is now working on his second masters' in Psychology.
He presently works in an administrative position for the local school system at a High School level where he is highly respected for his dedication and ability to administrate the most difficult of jobs often on short notice.
Before meeting Homer, his life partner of 11 years, Eddie spent a large part of his life traveling the world, studying and learning about culture, history and politics.
His travels have taken him throughout Europe, Central and South America and most recently, SE Asia and Africa.
With his ability to learn about a country's history, Eddie is largely responsible for bringing the cultural aspect and insight to an itinerary. He is instrumental in the preparation of the cultural "do's and don't s" and the historical packets and reference guides which are unique to our company's brochures and supplied when you book one of our trips.
Homero "Homer" Gardin - 1959
Booking Agent - Liason
Fluent in English and Spanish
Born in Cuba, Homer immigrated to the United States in 1968 and grew up in the Mid West near Chicago, Illinois.
Homer graduated from DeKalb Sr. High School in 1977 and soon began working in the customer service industry.
He eventually tested for and won a full grant for "Systems One" Travel Agency school based out of Houston, TX and sponsored by "Eastern Airlines" (now Continental). He earned his IATA degree and began working in the travel industry arranging travel for "World Connections Travel Services" based out of Ft. Lauderdale and catering to successful business men & women who dealt in the import/export business in Miami, Florida.
Having a special penchant for animals, Homer has also studied Biology and in particular, Ornithology.
He is also an avid photographer having won numerous awards with both his landscape and bird & animal photography. He has also had some of his works published in both local publications and some global travel sites.
Together, with his life partner of 11 years, "Eddie", Homer now combines his love and knowledge of both the travel industry and photography along with his experience of Customer Service management to help organize the best possible itinerary based on your particular criteria and needs.
This helps to ensure that you will not only gain a very personal customized itinerary, but you can rest assured that it is being built from personal experience and executed as if he was traveling with you himself.
Homer truly sees the world as having no strangers, just "friends he hasn't yet met..."
Our Field Guides
Bali - Dean aka "Bali's Driver with Distinction"
Dean has developed a reputation throughout the international community as being one of the finest drivers/guides on the island of Bali.
His knowledge of local culture as well as his uncanny ability to be able to locate hidden places & knowing the right time for a religious ceremony makes him truly a treasure to be working with.
We consider ourselves very fortunate to have the acquaintance of this young man and we're sure you won't be dissapointed.
Everyone who meets Dean comes away touched in a very special way.
He will work hard to make sure your vacation in Bali is a memorable one.
If you are a photo buff, he's the driver for you. A very talented photographer himself, he will know all the special places and times to be there and how to best capture the spirit of Bali.
Thailand - Teya
Teya personifies everything that is beautiful about Thailand and it's people.
Teya was born in the countryside of Thailand to a family of Classically trained Thai Dancers.
Teya (or "Tan" as her friends know her), became a Buddhist Nun.
She is enlightened in Buddhism, meditation and karmic energy.
Most of all, Teya believes in herself and the importance of doing good.
She moved from the country to Bangkok and became a journalist until leaving it to pursue her passion of being a professional tour guide, meeting people and teaching them about her culture and social customs.
Teya is truly a wealth of information and loves sharing her beliefs and life experiences as well as making sure you take home a very special and good impression of her home country - Siam.
China (Beijing) - "Alvin"
We have had the good fortune of working with Alvin for over 5 years now and have both used and recommended his services repeatedly. He has never let us down.
Alvin is an expert at being able to arrange the seemingly impossible task of fitting in all there is to see in a very limited amount of time often afforded us while on vacation to a foreign country.
His expertise and local knowledge of the "must do's" and helping us to arrange a trip to this fascinating city is why we rely on him to oversee our tourist friends in China.
We have never had anything but positive feed back about our friend Alvin and in all cases, our friends have told us that without his guiding abilities, they feel they would've missed out on the very best China has to offer. I'm sure he will become your friend also.