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Destination Specialist:
Jack McCabe

Originally from Chicago, Jack McCabe earned a degree in International Studies with a focus on Latin America from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The irony of studying Latin America from a flat cornfield in Illinois was not lost on him, and he has since dedicated his time to exploring the more exciting terrain far south of the border and helping others do the same. When not hiking up volcanoes in Ecuador or skiing down them in Chile, he enjoys strumming the charango and sipping pisco.

Languages Spoken:
English (native), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (basic)

Recent Posts by Jack:

April 10th, 2019
Antarctic Ocean Optimism On the RCGS Resolute Marine Mammals Voyage

After two days of blue skies and uncharacteristically smooth sailing through the Drake Passage south from Ushuaia, Argentina, we were greeted in Antarctica by a most enthusiastic welcoming committee: several pods of killer whales hunting penguins, breaching and blowing all around our ship.  This late-March expedition would be the last departure of the season for… Read Full Post

March 4th, 2019
Did the Patagonian Indians save the Magellan expedition from self-destruction?

On March 31, 1520, Magellan’s Armada de Molucca, a fleet of five ships commissioned by the Spanish crown to seek a Western route to the Spice Islands, pulled into a natural harbor dubbed Port St. Julian, on the far southern coast of what is now Argentina. Their search for the Strait had so far proven… Read Full Post

Jack's Client Reviews:

I couldn't be happier with my experience with Jack! I will definitely use Vaya again on my next trip to South America. Thanks, Jack! You rock! Stef Robinson, St. Louis, MO
Jack McCabe took our dream and made it a reality. I have been in this business for over 25 years, and he is one of the best I have ever worked with. He went above and beyond the normal requests and made it better than we could have envisioned. Holly McConnell, Englewood, CO
Well-planned, everything went smoothly. We had a wonderful time, and we are extremely grateful to have had expert advice and guidance from Jack. The places he chose for us to stay were very special, and we will remember this experience forever. Carol Lite and Ken Cantor, Silver Spring, MD

Jack's Travel Photos:

Jack at Fitz RoyIsla del Sol

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