We’re a team of travel professionals who have been to nearly every corner of the globe and love to talk about it. For our team travel isn’t just our work, it’s our passion.
Judi Wineland & Rick Thomson
Meet the Owners: Judi Wineland and Rick Thomson with their daughters Erica and Nicole.
Hailing from the U.S. and New Zealand, Judi and Rick have been offering travel to remote and exotic destination for over 35 years. For them traveling with family is just part of their DNA.
Nicole and Erica have joined the company and the Wineland-Thomsons continue to pride themselves on opening the hearts of their guests through travel. But they are also passionate about the three dachshunds that accompany them to work each day: Benson, Conrad, and Nigel.
Director of Family Expeditions
Travel runs in the family. Her love for travel may have started when she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at the age of twelve or explored the Galapagos Islands in her teens. Either way, she’s going to see as much of the world as she can.
When she isn’t working on a jigsaw puzzle, rock climbing, or taking a nap, she’s exploring the world and collecting silly quotes she overhears. Her favorite time of year to travel is during the winter, preferably with her sister by her side. Her best travel advice: always have hand sanitizer.
Director of Sales
With six of the seven continents under her belt, Gabriela has been traveling for her entire life. She still can’t decide if her favorite destination is Baja California or Botswana. Her must-have travel items include a shawl for the plane ride, to be used as a seat cushion, pillow, sun protection or shoulder covering. It’s so versatile!
Francesca fell in love with travel early on during a family trip across Europe. London will always be her second home. She even loves the rain because it’s London rain. She believes travel beats trying to absorb knowledge through a textbook any day.
Loves shakshuka with the eggs cooked so they melt in your mouth. Writes fiction set in Spain and watches Shakespeare in Canada. Hopes to see Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza and the ruins of ancient empires. Does not consider the board game Risk an acceptable stand-in for world travel.