Dedicated & Working Hard
Our Journey Managers are the wonderful people who work around the clock so you can explore with confidence. Carefully selected and rigorously trained, Journey Managers handle every detail from the moment you meet them at the airport, until your private car ride home. Troubleshooter, entertainment director, and logistics specialist all in one. They execute our exceptional plans, so you can make unforgettable memories.
Glee has lead our guests on a remarkable number of Journeys over the last 20 years to all corners of the world (over 70 and counting).
Her favourite memories include being shipwrecked in Antarctica and watching a lion try to pull a tow rope tied to a marooned jeep while in South Africa
John has been a valued member of the Journeys by Van Dyke team for nearly 20 years and has led guests on nearly 50 Journeys. Guests who have travelled with John describe him as exceptional, 5-Star, and absolutely the best.
When he is not out on Journey, he can be found running or writing, either at home in Ottawa or on a beach in Hawaii.
Previous guests who have travelled with Miriam describe her as warm, energetic, and absolutely wonderful.
When asked what has left her speechless, Miriam said “seeing the lunar eclipse from the top deck onboard the Royal Clipper. Together with a group of guests looking at the incredibly starry sky under a Caribbean sky, was an amazing feeling!”
Previous guests who have travelled with Louis describe him as smart, caring, and a pleasure to be around.
When he is not on Journey, Louis can be found working daily at his family resturant, playing golf, or volunteering on the board of his local church and hospital.
Roland has been helping our guests explore the world for the last five years. Previous guests have described him as patient, knowledgeable and first class.
Roland loves to return to the Yukon (where he lived for many years) as well as Amsterdam (where he was born).
While Joe has only been a Journey Manager since 2019, he has had a very positive impact on guests he has lead, who would describe him as energetic, detailed, and constantly entertaining.
This former-restauranteur-turned-traveller lists among his favourite destinations the east coast of Canada, Namibia, and Switzerland.
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Since 1980 we have been crafting Journeys with you always in mind. In addition to working tirelessly with our local partners to select the best destinations and excursions, we rely on our own first-hand experience. Because we are not only travel experts, we are also expert travellers.