Tour Leading

I have been leading trips as a freelance tour manager and guide for various tour operators and educational travel programs since training at the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) in 2001. I have worked with groups from a variety of museums, alumni travel programs, and other likeminded organizations in destinations throughout the world, including Cuba, Scandinavia, Egypt, Morocco, Mongolia, the Galápagos Islands, Patagonia, Easter Island, New Zealand, India, Japan, China, South Korea, Central Europe (Prague and the Danube River route through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary), Italy, Spain, France, England, Alaska, and Canada, as well as various locations across the continental United States.

Alongside my tour work I have extensive independent travel experience in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. I was raised bilingual (English and Swedish) and speak fluent Spanish, conversational German and French, and some Italian and Portuguese. In addition, I have strong personal and academic ties to Scandinavia and Latin America, along with expertise in travel writing, photography, blogging, ecotourism, adventure travel, conservation, and history (particularly British, medieval, and Scandinavian). I have served as a cultural specialist aboard expedition cruises, giving talks on Scandinavian history, culture, and society.

If you are interested in having me lead a trip for your travel company or organized group, please e-mail me at contact(at) I am available as a tour manager/expedition leader or trip expert/subject-matter specialist.

Upcoming Tours:

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Tours I have led include:
  • Smithsonian at Oxford (Academic Travel Abroad for Smithsonian Journeys)
  • Classic Mystery Lover’s England (Academic Travel Abroad for Smithsonian Journeys)
  • Scandinavia by Sea: Denmark, Sweden, and Norway aboard NG Orion (Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic) – Cultural Specialist
  • Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea aboard NG Orion (Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic) – Cultural Specialist
  • Morocco Photography Expedition (Academic Travel Abroad for National Geographic Expeditions)
  • Andalusia: Center of Christianity, Judaism and Islam (Academic Travel Abroad for [New York] Times Journeys)
  • Cuba (International Expeditions; Academic Travel Abroad for Center for International Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, Smithsonian Journeys, and National Geographic Expeditions)
  • Moroccan Odyssey (Academic Travel Abroad for National Geographic Expeditions)
  • Sustainable Belize (Academic Travel Abroad for Environmental Defense Fund)
  • Rail Journey through India (Criterion Travel for National Geographic Expeditions)
  • Human Origins: Southwestern France and Northern Spain (Academic Travel Abroad for National Geographic Expeditions)
  • England: In the Footsteps of Richard III with historical novelist Sharon Kay Penman (Academic Travel Abroad)
  • Spain and Portugal: Shores of Iberia aboard Sea Cloud II (Criterion Travel for Harvard Alumni Association Travels, Yale Educational Travel, Stanford Travel/Study – joint program)
  • Seattle: Art and Artists of the Pacific Northwest (Academic Travel Abroad for Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum)
  • Scandinavian Sojourn (Criterion Travel for Yale Educational Travel, Stanford Travel/Study, Harvard Alumni Association Travels)
  • The Canadian Rockies: A Family Learning Adventure (Siemer & Hand Travel for Vanderbilt University Travel Program)
  • New Zealand Adventure (Academic Travel Abroad for National Geographic Expeditions)
  • Mongolia: Land of the Nomad (Academic Travel Abroad for National Geographic Expeditions)
  • Egyptian Odyssey (Academic Travel Abroad for Smithsonian Journeys and University of Virginia Cavalier Travels)
  • Patagonia: Crown Jewel of South America with Iguazú Falls extension (High Country Passage for California Academy of Sciences Travel Program)
  • Italy: In the Shadow of Vesuvius (Academic Travel Abroad for Smithsonian Journeys)
  • World Leaders Symposium: East Asia aboard Silver Whisper (World Leaders Travel for numerous co-sponsoring organizations)
  • The Galapagos Islands aboard Isabela II (High Country Passage for American Museum of Natural History Expeditions)
  • Patagonia Explorer: Argentina and Chile by Land and Sea with Easter Island extension (High Country Passage for Smithsonian Journeys)
  • Art Treasures of Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome (Academic Travel Abroad for Smithsonian Journeys)
  • Mississippi River from Minneapolis to St. Louis aboard Delta Queen (High Country Passage for National Trust for Historic Preservation, Smithsonian Journeys, Stanford Travel/Study – joint program)
  • Intriguing Japan aboard Spirit of Oceanus (High Country Passage for Harvard Alumni Association Travels, Yale Educational Travel, American Museum of Natural History Expeditions – joint program)
  • Central Europe: Prague to Budapest including Danube River cruise aboard River Cloud II (High Country Passage for Stanford Travel/Study)
  • New Zealand by Land and Sea aboard Clipper Odyssey (High Country Passage for Smithsonian Journeys, American Museum of Natural History Expeditions, National Trust for Historic Preservation – joint program)
  • Western U.S. National Parks (Go Ahead Tours)
  • Alaska’s Inside Passage and Denali National Park (Go Ahead Tours)
  • Alaska’s Inside Passage and Glacier Bay aboard Norwegian Star (Go Ahead Tours)

Other experience includes numerous fall foliage trips in the northeastern United States (New England, New York, Pennsylvania Amish Country, and Washington, DC) and eastern Canada (Quebec and Ontario) for Globus & Cosmos, Jetsave, and other tour operators; cruise-based programs in the western Mediterranean and the Baltic aboard Holland America for Vantage Deluxe World Travel; and student tours of the northeastern US (Boston, New York, and Washington, DC), California, the Pacific Northwest, and the U.S. Southwest for EF Explore America.

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