I have learned much about travel tour operations from having paid for and taken the guided tours listed below. These experiences have helped me better understand what works well, what doesn't work, and how to better organize and run a wilderness expedition, nature adventure or cultural tour.
➢ July, 1980 – Two day climb of Mt Rainer, Washington state.
➢ Aug 2003 – Seven day horsepack trip in the Muskwa-Kechika region of northern British Columbia (with Muskwa-Kechika Adventures).
➢ Aug 2004 – Ten day horsepack trip in Khovsgol/Darhad region of northwestern Mongolia (with Boojum Expeditions) http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-10289-ibeeteyn-huryee-boojum-expeditions-darhad-valley-fresh-water-khovsgol-lake
➢ September 2004 – Argali Ecology and Conservation research project in the Gobi Steppe of southern Mongolia (Earthwatch Expeditions) - http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-10888 - https://argalinetwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/mongolian-argali_expedition-report.pdf
➢ Oct 2004 – Two day boat trip in Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park, in the southwestern region of New Zealand’s South Island (with Real Journeys). http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-17272-doubtful-sound-trip-boat-classic-level-milford-pass
➢ December 2004 – Three day trek into Laos countryside west of Luang Prabang, visiting seven villages of three different types of hill tribes. http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-24590
➢ December 2004 – Three day live aboard dive excursion in the Similan Islands, in the Andaman Sea off the coast of southern Thailand (with Sea Dragon Dive Center). http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-678045
➢ Dec 2007 – A five night jungle hike to the wilderness ruins of the El Mirador Archaeological site, located in the El Petén region of northeastern Guatemala. http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-293447-carmelita-mayan-ruins-day-days-jungle-night-yellow-maria
➢ Dec 2008 – Two week boat expedition to the Antarctica Peninsula (with Lindblad Expeditions). http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-417302-drake-ship
➢ June 2012 – Three night backpacking trek on the Lares Trek, in the Peruvian Andes, northwest of Cusco.
➢ May 2015 – Three night river and eco-lodge trip down the Napo River to Sani Lodge, in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest of Yasuni National Park (with Sani Lodge).