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FULLFILLING INTERNATIONAL BUCKET LISTS SINCE 2009

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Alan McKay

Alan McKay started guiding tours when he was a senior in high school. Since that time, he has traveled with hundreds of groups all over the world, including tours to England, Egypt, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, China, and Thailand. His degree in history from Utah State University adds richness to the tours that he leads. Father of 4 and grandfather of 13.

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Kenna Jensen

Kenna is passionate about travel and history. She graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors in History, as well as a minor in Spanish and Geography. She also spent a year living in England studying Travel and Tourism. A new client said this about traveling with Kenna:

 

"Kenna was AMAZING! The absolute best tour guide we have ever had! The trip was wonderful, and Kenna made it even better! She went above and beyond and never stopped smiling. So glad she went with us - we're hoping to travel again with her in the future."

-Kerstin Palmer

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Camille Ostler

Traveling with Dick Jensen and Alan McKay tours combines two of Camille’s favorite things- travel and meeting new people. She loves experiencing new countries and their cultures. She’s been to several different countries including Japan, South Africa and Peru. She has lived in Guatemala and speaks fluent Spanish. From one of our guests on a recent tour with Camille: "Camille was outstanding. You're lucky to have her. She was sensitive to everyones needs and worked well with the local[s] too."

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Jelina Hollberg

Jelina has a deep love and passion for other cultures, languages, and people. Originally from Northern California, she loves to travel and graduated with her Bachelors in International Studies from the University of Utah. She speaks fluent Spanish and has traveled to Mexico, Ireland, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Guatemala, Japan, Cambodia, Thailand and more! Connections made with people from around the world have been the highlight of her travel experiences and she looks forward to many more. Guests have said this about Jelina:

 

"Jelina was a perfect match between host and friend. She went the extra mile." 

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Samantha Vellinga

Samantha is an adventurous soul who is passionate about discovering the world. She speaks fluent Spanish. She finds joy in cooking, swimming, hiking, and exploring Earth's Wonders. She has been to Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and has led groups in New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, China, Cuba, and Europe to name a few. Guests have said this about Samantha:

"Samantha was top notch and remained calm, cool and collected throughout the tour."

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 Camille Shosted

Camille wholeheartedly believes in experiences over things, which is why travel is a passion of hers. She lives in Murray, Utah, but pieces of her heart are in Italy and Oregon, the other two places she has called home. She and her husband Kevin are parents to four children. Kevin is fluent in Spanish and lived in Peru for two years. They have enjoyed traveling to many destinations around the world together.

They have hosted group travel to Italy, Denmark, France, South Africa, and The Galapagos Islands along with cruises to Key West and Alaska.

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Maggie Kargis

Maggie has always loved traveling and getting to experience new cultures. She studied European Studies from BYU with a minor in entrepreneurship. She has lived in France, Switzerland, London and Hawaii and is fluent in French. Maggie has lead humanitarian trips for youth the past two summers.

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Carissa Moser

Carissa danced and traveled with the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble, a group dedicated to performing and learning about world cultures. With the ensemble, Carissa traveled to Southeast Asia, Europe, and throughout the US. Carissa loves continuing to learn about and experience world cultures

through traveling and can’t wait to experience more of the world with you.

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Hunter Maready

Hunter is an avid traveler with a deep appreciation for cultural diversity. He is passionate about exploring the world and creating unforgettable travel experiences, and he has a profound love for discovering new places and meeting new people. He has lived in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. Hunter has traversed diverse landscapes across over 20 countries and has cultivated a keen understanding of the unique and varied aspects that make each destination special. He has a knack for storytelling, a passion for adventure, and a commitment to creating exciting experiences.

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Dick Jensen

Former Vice President of Morris Murdock Travel, Dick Jensen has over 35 years of experience in the travel industry. Father of 3 and grandfather of 6. Known as the Airfare Master - he is able to get unbeatable prices!

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Iso Charpentier

Iso is native to Costa Rica and will ensure you will fully experience her culture! After COVID hit, she turned to her passion - guiding tours! She is fluent in Spanish, English & Portuguese and is currently learning French because she loves to meet new people and to learn from them. She will make you smile and laugh with her contagious positive energy and personality! Iso has been our tour guide in Costa Rica for all our tours this year, and has done such a amazing job, and is loved by our guests, that we invited her to host all of our Costa Rica tours!

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Greg Thorpe

 

Greg Thorpe has been a religious educator in both Utah and California for over 30 years. Greg has a love and appreciation for diversity in cultures, customs, religious beliefs, after living in Victoria BC, Guatemala, Hawaii and currently in the Los Angeles Area. He has been a guest speaker at BYU, as well as on “Guiding Our Direction” Catholic Podcasts. Greg’s motto “Someday is NOT on any Calendar”- translates ‘to let’s get an adventure planned and on the calendar today!’ Our client had this to say after traveling with Greg: 

"Greg Thorpe was an exceptional host. Very kind, accommodating and fun!! He had a very positive vibe and was able to effectively problem solve  unexpected situations graciously!!"

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Carlie Hamilton

Carlie loves to meet new people, try new things and seek new adventures. She loves to travel the world to accomplish this. Carlie currently lives in Saudi Arabia & has enjoyed travels throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, and UAE.She enjoys any outdoor activities, and time spent with family and friends. She cherishes the friendships she’s made throughout the world and is looking forward to making new friends and sharing in the adventures of DJAM tours.

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Brittany Goff

Brittany Goff loves to learn and is always up for a good adventure! Taking her love for reading to a new level, travel has opened doors to history, people, cultures, and nature in ways study could not. Having been to over twenty countries, discovering and experiencing the beauties of this world continues to bring immense joy to her life. She can’t wait to experience her next adventure with YOU!

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Bryce Johnson

Bryce has a passion for exploration and a heart for spreading joy. With a degree in International Business from Utah Valley University, he possesses the perfect blend of cultural understanding and business acumen to navigate the complexities of global travel. What truly sets him apart is the genuine desire to brighten people's days along the journey. With a warm smile and infectious enthusiasm, he effortlessly creates memorable experiences for fellow travelers, leaving a trail of smiles and cherished memories in every destination visited. Bryce has traveled to Egypt, Jordan, and several countries in Europe and more. Join Bryce on a journey of discovery, where every adventure is infused with excitement, cultural enrichment, and the promise of unforgettable moments.

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Michael Corbett

Michael earned his Bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation, & Tourism at the University of Utah. For the past 4 years, he has been life-coaching teenagers while taking them on adventures including canyoneering, caving, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, camping, hiking, and more. Michael has been on 5 different humanitarian trips and loves traveling. He speaks fluent Spanish and has visited beautiful places such as Cambodia, Iceland, Argentina, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Belize, multiple trips to Mexico, Hawaii, Canada, and most states in the U.S. One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling for Michael is getting to know all the different cultures, traditions, religions, and people around the world. He is so excited to create new experiences with you on your next adventure.

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Jay Preston

Jay was born in Australia and moved to the U.S. when he was ten years old. Jay served as a missionary in the West Indies for two years which increased his desire to travel the world.  Later in life, he moved to New Zealand with his family for five years where he taught gospel classes to young single adults. Jay taught seminary at Clearfield High School and is currently a seminary teacher at Davis High School. Jay is currently doing his final touches on his thesis in order to graduate with a Master's in Religious Studies from BYU in April of 2023. Jay is married to his best friend, Rachel, and is a proud father of five children and one grandchild.

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