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Tony Huffman

Tony began exploring the world at a young age and has not stopped. Embodying the belief that travel is educational, Tony and his wife Pokey continue to explore exotic destinations with their children and grandchildren. As the company’s Founder and Chairman, Tony travels the world discovering new and exotic destinations, outstanding hotels, unforgettable guides, and favorite neighborhood restaurants and shops. Tony also works with select clients to design custom itineraries around the world, specializing in multi-generational family adventures. As a travel specialist for Turkey, Tony knows the ins and outs of exploring this fascinating country, which he visits regularly.

Before founding Huffman Travel, Tony spent 20 years as Chief Marketing Officer for a Fortune 500 company. He founded Huffman Travel to marry his passion for travel with a second career. Tony currently holds an elected position on the Member Advisory Board for Virtuoso, the world’s most prestigious, luxury travel consortia.

For the past 50 years, Tony has been an instrumental force with many of the not for profit organizations in the Dayton area, including the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Art Institute, and Dayton History to list just a few.

Favorite Hotels & Resorts:
Four Seasons Istanbul Sultan Ahmet, Ritz Paris, Singular Patagonia, Peninsula Shanghai, Finca Cortesin, Villa d’Este, La Residencia.

Recently Visited:
Israel, Patagonia, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Bordeaux, Normandy, Loire Valley, Harbor Springs, Michigan, New York City, Palm Beach, Florida, Palm Springs, California, Istanbul, Santiago, Chile, Puglia, Italy, Rome, Italy, Cape Town, Safari camps in South Africa.

Best Adventures:
Negotiating (in Turkish) in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Visiting the Golan Heights in Israel in a military Jeep. Walking the Della Rosa in Jerusalem. Hiking in Patagonia. Experiencing Igazzu Falls in Brazil. Wine tasting in Bordeaux.

Bucket List:
Poland, Sri Lanka, Riding the Belmond Hibernian train in Ireland, Zanzibar, Tanzania, The Great Barrier Reef.



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