A guest is visiting you. Where is the first place you take them?
Escape to Palm Springs…experience the perfect blend of outdoor entertainment and casual relaxation. BRING THE KIDS, OR COME PLAY LIKE KIDS… To an affordable getaway that offers endless activities paired with casual relaxation. Palm Springs is where you can be yourself and everyone is welcome.
Why do you like showing people around?
As a professional Tour Guide for more than 11 years, I have had the opportunity of escorting individuals, and or groups on sightseeing tours by land, air, cruise, and rail. My passion for travel, adventure, and meeting people from all over the world, has helped me broaden my knowledge both domestically, and internationally to ensure that you are treated with the utmost respect that you have been accustomed to in your travel experiences.
What is your favorite place in the world and why?
I was raised in Southern California, and I have made the desert my home, and truly there is nothing like it, as you will soon find out for yourself when you visit our little paradise.
What are your hobbies outside of being a local guide?
My experience as a tour guide started when I was a Professional Ballroom Dance Teacher in the Pacific Northwest. I was in charge of arranging special activities for our many students. We would go and compete in different dance competitions throughout the Pacific Northwest and arrange Cruise Ship Tours. After that, I went to work for Princess Tours in Alaska, aboard their Rail Division, this is where I truly wanted to be a Professional Tour Guide.
Whats your most memorable moment while on a tour?
While traveling with a large group can be fun, we believe traveling on your own, or just with your friends and family can provide a much better travel experience. Having a guide that can tour the sites with you will add to your vacation experience immensely and ensure you have the best time possible.
What kinds of things did you have to go through to become a licensed tour guide for your city?
After returning to the lower states I enrolled as a student at the International Tour Management Institute in San Francisco, CA. This is an intensive 125-hour course of study in local guiding, receptive and incentive travel, meeting and events planning, domestic and international tour directing including intermodal travel by motorcoach, air cruise ship, and rail. I received my certificate on December 12, 2004, and it has been a blessing ever since.
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Whats the local tourist trap you think people should avoid when visiting?
To hand off the logistics of planning activities/entertainment—while on vacation no one wants to spend time with such mundane tasks as arranging reservations, obtaining tickets, confirming operating hours, figuring out options; a tour guide can eliminate this responsibility. When you prefer not to drive—if you are uncomfortable navigating in a foreign country and predict that you and a spouse would spend more time arguing about directions, then do yourself a favor and hire a tour guide; it makes the trip so much desirable and memorable.
Is there anything else we should know about you?
Today there's only one company that you can count on to ensure your peace of mind, and that's "Tourzan of Palm Springs".
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Anyone who would want to break bread with me?
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
I am famous here in Palm Springs, I know the secret to hitting your jackpot at one of our casinos. Take a tour and learn the "Secret"
What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
A safe day is always a good day.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
Just to have had the opportunity to experience life in all its crazy ways.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
Just to try to make this day better than the last and prepare for the next.
What is your most treasured memory?
Who's your biggest hero?
I have no heroes, sorry.
What is your favorite food? Where's the best place to get it?
It's all good. Everywhere that's clean and safe.
What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?
I am a slow dancer these days. I like to people watch.