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Destination Specialist:
James Kinard

James grew up in Ashland, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in International Studies, spending a semester abroad in Spain. After graduating James headed down to Chile and began his now very extensive travels throughout South America. In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing futbol (aka soccer), reading, skiing, and getting outdoors.

Recent Posts by James:

April 5th, 2016
Cartagena, a must-see city

Throughout my life, I’ve had the good fortune of visiting many wonderful cities around the world. Few can match the vibrant atmosphere or history of Cartagena, Colombia. Perhaps the city’s wealth of history isn’t so surprising considering its prime location on the Caribbean coast, which invited settlers, pirates, and other colorful characters – but the… Read Full Post

August 27th, 2015
Time Flies but Memories Last

Days can come and go in rapid succession. But while time whizzes by, when I stop and reflect on past travels, the clock tends to tick just a little bit slower. For me, that is one of the most beautiful things about travel. The memories aren’t left in baggage claim or on a camera’s memory… Read Full Post

James's Client Reviews:

James Kinard was incredibly helpful and did a great job. I would highly recommend him to others. Very understanding and accommodating. Nathaniel Chin, La Jolla, CA
OUTSTANDING! James Kinard patiently answered all questions and concerns and queried hotels to assure any questions were addressed. Mike Dube, Redondo Beach, CA
James Kinard was our rep from Vaya and was super helpful and great to deal with, especially on such short notice! Without him we wouldn't have been able to put this trip together. Thanks James! Hoffman, North Potomac, MD

James's Travel Photos:

Early Morning Torres del Paine, Chile

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