Don Mumford

Business Development | Year Started in travel: 2017

I’ve had the great fortune throughout my life to travel with family and business colleagues. Whether under canvas in Yoho National Park, cruising in the Caribbean and Baltic, on safari in Kruger National Park or exploring the history and culture of Europe, our world never ceases to amaze me.

But while I appreciate and admire it all,

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it’s the people and their cultures that stay with me most: A live flamenco performance in Madrid; A spectacular feast of cod in Bonavista; The Peterhoff Palace outside of St. Petersburg; Cathar castles in Languadoc-Russillon; Sharing a Banks Lager with farmhands at roadside stop in Barbados; Sharing a bottle of Reisling with farmers at the Hoffbrau House in Munich; Trekking the towns of Cinque Terre; Driving across New Mexico in a sweltering, overheating car; The Guggeheim Museum in Bilbao and the Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres; Photographing Lions in Kruger; The Dickies at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles; Impromptu dinner guests at the home of new friends in Estoril; Local wine, cheese and a baguette for lunch in a field north of Cannes. All of these memories are indelibly imprinted on my life and, experienced with my wife, Gabi, are irreplaceable.

I won’t travel without …
Gabi: Partners for life and partners in crime. It’s the shared experience and the memories that make the trip magical.

I specialize in …
History, Architecture, Art and Culture.

I’ve visited these destinations …
France: Nice, Cannes, Aix en Provence, Avignon, Carcassonne, Toulouse and Narbonne (Languadoc-Roussillon).
Mexico: Cozumel, Tijuana and Cabo San Lucas.
Germany: Munich, Garmisch Partenkirchen and Warnemunde.
South Africa: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Kruger National Park, Port Elizabeth and Capetown.
Portugal: Lisbon, Estoril, Sintra and Obidos.
Spain: Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Girona, Pamplona & Bilbao.
Caribbean: Barbados, Antigua, St. Lucia, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rica, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Aruba, Sint Maarten. Denmark: Copenhagen.
Estonia: Tallinn.
Russia: St. Petersburg.
Finland: Helsinki.
Sweden: Stockholm.
Switzerland: Lucern, Lausanne, Interlaken and Montreaux.
Italy: Rome, Orvieto, Florence, Assisi, Sienna and Cinque Terra.
Monaco: Monte Carlo.
Austria: Salzburg and Innsbruck.
Throughout Canada and the United States

My favorite destination:
Spain