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MY PASSIONS, MY VALUES, AND MY WORK ETHIC

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER”.  –Mark Twain

Passions:

I love what I do and probably have the most eclectic group of clients traveling to every corner of the world.  In a day, I travel with them and can be in India, Antarctica, Iceland, Patagonia, New Zealand and Canada. It’s all part of a full day’s work. It’s interesting what I do, I am learning all the time.  Sometimes I have to be online at 8am communicating with my operator in Tanzania or Scotland, or at 6pm with my partner in New Zealand. It’s like working with an international family.

Values:  

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference”. –Nelson Mandela 

 

I hate what plastic is doing to our people, oceans and planet! Everyone should see this documentary “Plastic Oceans”.

“Sometimes you just have to put the camera away and have a chat with the locals.” -Antarctica

“After many photo clicks of two frolicking crab-eater seals plunging in, out and around our zodiac, I decided to put my camera away, live the moment, admire and talk to one of them. I guess he liked the tone of my voice and my compliments, as he then suddenly decided to take it all in and just stared at me as if he understood what I was telling him”. 

The plastic is in the Inuit’s food!  This is unfair. Every traveler who wants to visit the Arctic should read this informative biography, “The Right to Be Cold” by Sheilah Watts Cloutier.

I also highly recommend a book on how to have a life without plastic, “Life Without Plastic” by Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon, from Wakefield, Québec.

Let’s work together to reduce our intake of plastic for the future of our children and our planet!

Work ethic:

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”. –Theodore Roosevelt

Departure date deadlines and clients having an issue with their flights at the airport or on location in a foreign country are my priorities.  My client might have symptoms of living a slight case of a “culture shock” and I need to reassure him (or her) that I am not far and I am following him thru the unknown. They need my help, they need my attention.  I work well under pressure.

I take care of all my clients, all I ask is their patience. I am not a machine, I will respond and I will give you my best. I can be delayed doing my final paper work and invoicing, but the crucial steps have been well taken care of. My instincts always take me in the right direction.

“Sometimes you just have to put the camera away and have a chat with the locals.” -Antarctica

“After many photo clicks of two frolicking crab-eater seals plunging in, out and around our zodiac, I decided to put my camera away, live the moment, admire and talk to one of them. I guess he liked the tone of my voice and my compliments, as he then suddenly decided to take it all in and just stared at me as if he understood what I was telling him”. 

CONTACT ME

Carole Gobeil, Arctic/Antarctica & Africa Travel Specialist, Customized Adventures

If you live in the Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, Montreal and Western Quebec regions, I would love to meet you! If this is not possible, let’s talk by phone or webcam.
Of course, emails work too, we can start that way to get to know each other.

 

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Carole is a travel consultant with Far Horizons, Experts in Creative Travel (established 1986), located in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. Carole lives in Ottawa and caters to clients throughout the world. We are all connected.

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Thank You!

I would like to extend a very special thank you to the following photographers who have a keen eye for capturing unforgettable moments during my travels:

  • Michelle Valberg, for my cover picture in Ilulissat, Greenland holding a mountain. 
  • Joanne Tremblay, for some fun shots and videos in the Canadian Arctic, NWT, Tanzania and Killarney. 
  • Gary Krosin, for my Siberia shots; and Sergey Dolya for Herard Island in Siberia.
  • Paulin Lafontaine, for the kayaking photo in the Arctic. 
  • Blachford Lodge, for their northern lights picture. 
  • Kenny Stainback, for the King penguin video in South Georgia. 
  • Derik Kyostia, of me and the group talking to the seal in Antarctica. 
  • André Ouellet, Morocco camels.  
  • Ejaz Khan, for the breathtaking photo of the wolf.
  • Alex Di Suvero, for my ship, aurora and full moon picture taken on my first Arctic expedition in 2005. We had a blast on that trip!

My heart goes out to an amazing photographer friend, Gerard, who left us last July. As a world traveler, he sure lived his life to the fullest. He is the driver, clicker and voice in my funky polar bear encounter in Churchill. I sure miss his daring sense of humour.