YOUR MEMORIES AWAIT!
Our Experience Helps Your Experience!
Serving My Country - I have spent 37 years in the field of aviation. I started as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, flying both jet aircraft and helicopters. I served my country during two peacekeeping tours in the Sinai Peninsula; helping enforce the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. After 10 years in the air force, I became a civilian air traffic controller where I spent 27 years providing safe and professional services at, among others, Lester B. Pearson International Airport; Canada’s busiest. The last 10 years of my career, with Nav Canada, were spent in various positions where I applied my experience and knowledge as a pilot and air traffic controller to computer modelling, simulation, training, and technical system development. I retired as an Airport Ground Surveillance Radar Specialist.
Working as a Team - Whether I was flying HRH The Prince of Wales, performing in an airshow, medevacing a wounded soldier out of the desert in the middle of the night, or dealing with an aircraft emergency at Canada’s busiest airport; I was always part of a high-performance team where focus, planning, and attention to detail were critical to getting the job done.Now I work as half of a travel team. My partner, Steve Cole and I, work together to offer you a white glove, personal service. We combine our strengths to offer our clients the best travel services in the business!
Passion for Travel - Having travelled extensively in my professional career I am passionate about travel and all it brings to a fulfilling lifestyle. In these travels, I discovered cruising and fell in love with my idea of the perfect vacation! A cruise is the ultimate escape to adventure; the adventure that waits for you at every port and every destination. Now I have taken my love for travel, my passion for cruising, the lessons that I learned in an amazing career in aviation, and turned them into a business where I serve my clients as a trusted cruise counsellor.
Certified Cruise Counsellor - My attention to detail translates into planning cruise vacations and giving timely advice and guidance to my clients, every step of the way. After undertaking extensive cruise industry training, I have been certified by at least a dozen cruise lines as a specialist. I received my “Certified Cruise Counsellor” designation from Cruise Lines International Association; the industry’s leading professional association. I take the time to ask questions; to learn what types of travel experiences make a cruise memorable for my clients; to really get to know my clients so we can build a long-lasting relationship together. I use my experience, training, and professionalism, to research and plan (or help you plan) the perfect cruising vacation.
My Promise to You - My desire to serve others is rooted in everything I do. From serving my country, my fellow airmen, or the flying public, I am ready to serve the needs of my clients as they prepare for, and embark on their own voyages. My partner Steve Cole, works the very same way. That's why our names are on our business. We are Travel With Jim and Steve.
My client’s needs are not my top priority. They are my only priority!
Travel With Jim and Steve is affiliated with Nexion Canada Travel Group: 235 North Centre Rd, London, ON N5X 4E7 HW Phone 5196606966 Tico Reg # 1549342
My Areas of Expertise
I spent 3 amazing days in Budapest, this past April. Budapest (pronounced Budapesht) is an incredible city full of culture, and history. Budapest was originally the two cities of Buda and Pest. They lie on either side of the Danube river, but on November 17, 1873, the two were united to... Read more from my Experience Budapest on your Danube River Cruise story.
A Cruise Trip That Will Always Be Remembered!
Always happy to help in any way I can. It was very satisfying to be able to mitigate what was a very significant disruption to the original itinerary. It's not often (thank goodness) that a hurricane interrupts a cruise, but the story had a happy ending!
Thank you so much for the kind words Rick. It has been a pleasure serving you!
Makes planning a trip easy!
Thank you for the kind words Rick. I've enjoyed working with you on your trip and can't wait to hear all about it when you guys get back!!