With a zest for adventure and the South Pacific, Gabrielle loves to travel and she is passionate about it! Gabrielle has been in the travel industry since 1997 and has traveled extensively. Her philosophy is that travel is not just about the destination, but the people and experiences we encounter along the way. Traveling opens her eyes to the diverse ways of life around the world, and encourages her to grow as a person. She believes that the key to a fulfilling journey includes exploring different cultures, world heritage sites, wildlife, and the natural beauty we fail to appreciate when buried under our daily lives. Gabrielle enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge and takes pride in providing exceptional service to create unique, memory-making experiences for each and every client.
Gabrielle’s areas of expertise range from the South Pacific- including Australia, French Polynesia, and Fiji- to off-the- beaten-path places like Africa, the Galapagos, Machu Picchu and Patagonia. She holds an Adventure Specialist designation from the Travel Institute and prefers traveling in an “active” mode. East Africa and South America have both become new passions for her inner adventurer. She loves to hike, bike, kayak, and is a certified SCUBA diver.
In her free time Gabrielle enjoys taking photography classes and working on her diving skills. She’s decided that the views through her SCUBA mask are far more breathtaking in the West Indies than in the quarries of Ohio.
Recently Visited: Wakatobi Dive Resort – Indonesia, Polar Bears in Churchill, Canada, Canyon Ranch, Grand Canyon and Sedona, Diving in Papua New Guinea, Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Diving in Fiji and Laucala Private Island, London, Marrakesh, Iceland, Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Diving in Komodo Island, New Zealand, Grenada, Maldives, Argentina and Chile, Antigua, French Polynesia including the Society, Tuamotu, and Marquesan Island groups, East Africa – Kenya and Tanzania, Peru, and the Galapagos.
Best Adventures: Searching for Polar Bears in a Polar Rover on the Canadian Tundra, Trekking through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see the Mubare and Rushegura Mountain Gorilla families, diving the White Wall in Fiji (absolutely stunning), Diving with Manta Rays near Baa Atoll and Whale Sharks in South Ari Atoll in the Maldives, Hiking to the Base of the Towers at Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia with Explora Lodges, SCUBA diving French Polynesia via the Paul Gauguin, Bridge Climb in Sydney, Australia, East African safari with Micato, Heli-hiking in the Canadian Rockies, hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling the Galapagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions.
Up next? Diving in Raja Ampat. Other places at the top of her bucket list, and under consideration: Cambodia and Thailand, Easter Island and Atacama Desert, South Africa, Egypt, Seychelles, Greece, Kimberly region of Australia, and the list goes on….