Are you on information overload?
You have been on the web researching ideas for your next trip, and you become saturated with so much information and you start questioning what is legitimate and what is not?
Traveling can be complicated. There are so many pieces to put together to assure a successful voyage. Why not leave it with an expert? I love these challenges and I am thorough, precise and intuitive with my research.
You would like to talk to a real human being? Feel free to contact me.
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My ultimate achievements are the fun stories and unforgettable experiences my clients bring back. I know I did my best to make it all come true. I look forward hearing your travel stories.
“Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees”. -Katie Couric
Tailor made journeys
Have an idea in mind, but not sure how to make it happen? That’s where I come in. I will work with you to create exactly what you want, at the comfort level you need, working with the dates that you are available to travel and of course your budget.
I will offer new suggestions that you perhaps had not thought of. Let me do all the planning and organizing, so you can simply enjoy your trip!
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Or my direct line: 613 795 2824.
“The journey not the arrival matters”. -T.S. Elliot
Polar expedition cruising: my passion!
Since 1996, I have traveled to the Arctic (Canada, Greenland, Norway and Siberia), Antarctica, Patagonia, the Galapagos and Alaska regions as an explorer and as a tour leader.
My questions to you, to help me choose the perfect polar voyage for your personal experience would be the following:
What do you want to see and experience in the Arctic: a) huge icebergs and impressive glaciers, b) breathtaking scenery, c) polar bears and as much wildlife as possible, d) the aurora borealis, e) cultural experiences and history??
And for Antarctica: a) do you want to see Kings or Emperors? b) what type of icebergs do you want to see, glacial or tabular? c) do you want to see (smell and hear) the mating season of some specific mammals, birds or penguins? d) did you want to see the penguin chicks? e) how do you choose between the Falklands, South Georgia, the Antarctic peninsula, crossing the circle, or the Ross sea?
Which operators offer expedition cruising?
I work closely with many expedition cruising companies, and my costs are the same as theirs. No surprises! I will add value, personal recommendations, pre and post services, flights, clothing preparation and tips, visa and medical advice, insurance quotes and more.
My valued partners:
One Ocean Expeditions, Quark Expeditions , Aurora Expeditions, Oceanwide Expeditions, Adventure Canada, Gadventures, Uncruise Alaska, Le Ponant, Polar Latitudes, Hurtigruten, Lindblad Expeditions, Maple Leaf Adventures, Zegrahm Expeditions, National Geographic Expeditions and more.
There are also many great options of combining these polar voyages with a continuity cruise to rarely visited islands like St Helena, Tristan da Cunha, or Cape Verde.
Small group adventure travel
I am a pioneer in adventure travel, since 1990. I work with international and trusted adventure travel companies such as Intrepid, Exodus, Explore Worldwide, Peregrine, G Adventures, Drifters, Kiboko and many more. They are all great, but they are different!
You would like to know which company is best suited for you? Let me help you. There is no extra cost to you, just more service! I do look
Carole and Kim at the Skogafoss Falls in Iceland before a challenging encounter with the sea
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.
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
- 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,
auroraand full moon picture takenon 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