Welcome to Amazing Adventures Travel

Amazing Adventures Travel offers the ultimate in customized travel to more than 40 countries on all seven continents. Our adventure planners have been leading trips around the world for decades and know where the most scenic and spectacular locations are to visit.

We want to help you discover the treasures we have found. We are great listeners and will tailor a trip to meet your budget and exceed your expectations. Whether it is a diving trip, safari or other adventure, we'll take care of all the details. We are passionate about travel and look forward to planning your next trip.

 

Amazing Adventures Seller of Travel Licence number is 2081776-40.

Scuba diving with friendly sharks, horseback riding through the rainforest or venturing out in a jeep surrounded by jungle animals … ahhh, these are just a few of my favorite things!

Born in Singapore, raised in Kuwait and schooled in England, I was intrigued at an early age by the natural beauty and cultural differences in the world. I didn’t want to just observe them, I wanted to get up close and experience the people, wildlife and exciting surroundings that make each part of the world unique.

After finishing school, I had my eyes set on adventures and seeing more of the world, so I backpacked for 2 ½ years through Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. My hunger to not just see, but to “do” exciting things in far-off places continues and I get great joy in sharing those places with friends, family and clients. Even after 20+ years of extensive travel, I still find new spots that make my heart flutter.

I had enough of the cold and dark winters as a teenager growing up in Finland and started traveling as soon I had the means. To get my fix, I worked in a student travel agency right after college, backpacking round the globe during the winter months when business was slow and working feverishly the rest of the year to make the money to travel again.

Eventually I came to the States but I’m always exploring new locations around the world. I have been to more than 50 countries and my favorite places combine local culture with natural beauty. Hiking, snorkeling, river rafting and general ogling at wildlife always makes me happy. Add to that a balmy ocean and I’m in heaven.

 

When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut or live with Tarzan in the jungle. I was bitten by the adventure bug early and I still have it; the list of places to go just gets longer. Some of my favorite destinations have been Myanmar, India, Uganda, Egypt and Tonga. I love getting out of the bubble and trying new foods, meeting the locals and creating new experiences. I've been working in the travel industry for most of my adult life at various adventure travel companies in the Bay Area.

My husband and I raised our two children mostly in Northern California plus a couple years living in Singapore. My daughter turned two in Bali and my son lost his first tooth in Kenya. Now, in their late teens, they love to travel as much as their parents. I love ziplining above jungle canopies, hearing lions growling outside my tent, walking the Great Wall of China, and building sandcastles on a South Pacific beach. Life is short; experience it all. I am thrilled to have found a profession where I can pass on my love of travel by helping others plan their trips.

Growing up in Texas, I knew there was more. I first discovered Mexico and it holds a special place in my heart to this day. The colonial cities. The beaches. The food - oh, the food.

From exploring Machu Picchu with my father to swimming with sea turtles with my huband and son, travel and adventure is in my blood.
 
My favorite travel destination is, by far, Africa.  The wildlife - absolutely amazing. The people - truly incredible. I will go back again and again and love nothing more than helping others see and enjoy this magnificent part of the world.
 
So much to see. 

 

TRIP COST:

People often ask:  Will using a travel company cost me more money?  The answer is NO!  Your trip will cost you the same as if you were to put it together yourself and book everything directly. Sometimes, your trip will even cost less as we will steer you towards great deals and pass on competitive pricing.  There are no added costs or hidden fees if we make the booking. Our company makes commission from our suppliers. We save you a lot of time by taking care of all the arrangements for you. A lot of time and thought goes into crafting a customized itinerary that’s perfect for you. Like some companies, we do not charge for consultations. Plus, we spend time and effort on our marketing and outreach. We appreciate your business!

EXPERTISE:

We’ve been organizing dive and adventure travel for over 25 years for groups, individuals, and families. Let’s face it; we love to travel. Our founder, Kirsten, has traveled to over 90 countries, has multiple dive certifications, and has logged over 1500 dives. Her encyclopedic knowledge of these destinations is unsurpassed. This is important. Diving is a dangerous sport and each dive traveler should go where they will have a safe and fulfilling trip. We’ve experienced an astonishing number of dive resorts and vessels, so we feel very confident about where we are sending you. The AAT staff is constantly exploring the globe so we may be better informed about what’s out there. This product knowledge also goes for safari lodges and active trips to exotic destinations. Very often, what you might see on the internet is not what you’ll see when you check in. Because we’ve been there, we can make sure you are getting what you paid for. Not only are we great listeners, but we also know trip logistics, pacing, and the ins and outs of family travel.

THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE:

A successful trip is all in the details. From the very first moment you contact us to our post trip follow-up, we take care of you. Your vacation time is precious and we take this very seriously. A personalized trip planning experience is what we do, plus we make sure all is going as planned when you are out in the field. We’ve been working with our outfitters from around the world for a long time and they are top notch. From your very first meet & greet to your farewell, you are in good hands. Sometimes there are big and small hiccups along the way. Thanks to our close relationship with our suppliers, we will work with them to smooth things over while you are away and any follow-ups upon your return.

Our office is based in Mill Valley, California, where we come to work Monday – Friday to organize and handle your trips. Many travel outfits do not have a real physical address or a US based phone number to get in contact with them. An email is the only way that you can communicate and, should anything go wrong, you are left with very limited options.  This should be a warning flag.  Lastly, as a registered Seller of Travel in California, we provide the added benefit of consumer protection should a travel provider cease their operations or we go out of business – you are protected all the way around.

We look forward to planning your trip.

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