Interviews

Michael Bennett of Muddy Shoe Adventures

Interview by Everett Potter I met Michael Bennett of Muddy Shoe Adventures at the Adventure Travel World Summit in Ireland two years ago.  He had lots to say about something called “transformational travel,” so I thought it best to have him explain what this movement is all about. EP: What

By Amiee White Beazley George Butterfield, who turned 77 in February, has been at the helm of Butterfield & Robinson since its inception. Born in Canada and raised in Bermuda, George practiced law in Toronto before dedicating himself full-time to the business of biking and walking in 1969. He still

It’s not often that the tables are turned and I’m the subject of an interview, rather than the person crafting and asking the questions. But David Thompson, who pens the well-regarded Dave’s Travel Corner, was in the driver’s seat this time. Here’s my interview with him …

Interview by Everett Potter Planning a trip to Patagonia or the wilds of Chile? Chances are you’ve come across Say Hueque, Argentina’s leading adventure travel company. Founded by Rafa Mayer, it offers everything from guided weekend tours to Iguazu falls to 16 days adventures to the high deserts of Argentina,

Rumit Mehta, founder of Immersion Journeys

By Everett Potter (Photos copyright Rumit Mehta/Immersion Journeys) This month, we’re offering a giveaway to Ghana’s Zaina Lodge in partnership with Immersion Journeys. I met the company’s founder, Rumit Mehta, a few years ago at the Adventure Travel World Summit and was struck by his friendliness, knowledge and passion for

  Interview by Everett Potter This month, we’re giving away an amazing bike trip in Italy with ExperiencePlus! (you can enter here). Rick Price and Paola Malpezzi-Price founded the company that would become ExperiencePlus! in 1972, an eternity ago in the world of adventure travel. Italy was and is their

By Monique Burns Poet Dylan Thomas will be forever associated with Wales.  Well-known works like “Fern Hill” and “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” drew on the hummocky hills and moon-shaped bays of south Wales, and celebrated the offbeat characters who frequented its lively pubs.  In Swansea, discover his birthplace at

Ireland will welcome the Adventure Travel World Summit 2014 in Killarney in October, a gathering of some 600 plus tour operators, destination specialists, journalists and others in the world of adventure travel. I will be attending but I had a chance this week to ask Rob Rankin, founder and owner

So you’re going on vacation? Got travel insurance? Check. How about air medical transport coverage? Huh? You’re entitled to be confused. Many of us take out a travel insurance policy when we’re putting down many thousands of dollars on a vacation trip. But air medical transport coverage? We turned to

  EPTR’s David McKay Wilson recently stopped by HomeAway’s international headquarters in Austin, TX. to speak with Brian Sharples, 53, the CEO and co-founder of the company with listings for 890,000 vacation rentals in 191 countries. Sharples, just back from a ski vacation in Aspen, talked about the company’s growth