After moving to a new neighborhood at age five, Adam took off on his bike in search of new friends in Minnesota. More than thirty years later Adam still enjoys making friends on his bike while cycling around Europe. Adam has lived the life of a nomad, having taught English in China for two years, managed a beach resort in Mexico for three years and now lives in Holland with his wife since 2011 where he leads active and educational trips, plays as many sports with the locals as possible, and tries to pick up the Dutch language.
Adam's Guide Survey:
What's your favorite vacation destination?
Both Mexico and Thailand, I love the food, the cultures and of course, the great weather.
What's your favorite hike?
The Costa Brava in Catalonia Spain
What's your favorite bike ride?
Ascension day in Holland is one of the funnest days on a bike. Hoards of cyclists wake up before sunrise and bike around the countryside stopping at pop up festivals, cafes, or just continue their party on a bike.
What's your favorite trip to guide?
Anything in Holland and Belgium
They have the most advanced biking networks in the world, combined with amazing landscapes and beautiful countryside. Not to mention friendly people that are all also extremely skilled cyclists.
What do you do that makes a guest's vacation special?
I treat each guest as if they were my family or friends that have come to visit me abroad. I try to make the journey as memorable as possible and am always excited to share my insights into what I've learned about the culture we're exploring.
Favorite Movies: Being John Malcovich, Exit through the gift shop, Hurley Burley
Favorite Book: Shantaram
Favorite Band: Cloud Cult
What's your Favorite Outdoor Activity?
Any that gets me out exploring an area I've never explored before. Biking/Hiking/Snorkeling/Kayaking
What's the most amazing experience you've had while guiding a trip?
The entire group dancing together in Cuzco Peru, or an international soccer game breaking out in a remote mountain village
When did you first catch the travel bug?
While doing an adventure study abroad semester abroad in New Zealand, and Australia.
What are your hobbies?
Baseball, Basketball, Coaching, Biking, Cooking, Photography, Hiking, Exploring, Film, Languages.
What destination would you like to visit, that you haven't?
Sri Lanka looks like a fascinating destination.
What is your favorite historical site, castle, museum, etc?
Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a living breathing Indiana Jones film.
Facts about Adam:
Guided Amphibious 'Duck' tours for 4 summers in the Wisconsin Dells.
Had his own comedy television program while in University.
Can speak Spanish, Mandarin, and is learning Dutch.