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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:

July 1st, 2018
How I Was Introduced to Antarctica

Antarctica is a continent like no other, an ice-laden land that’s often misunderstood – or at least that was how it seemed to me 15 years ago, when a friend mentioned his desire to work at the McMurdo Research Station on the southern tip of Ross Island.  Little more came to my mind than Sir… Read Full Post

June 6th, 2017
Not Just a Day in the Park

As a kid, I would lie awake in anticipation of the next day whenever a storm was on the horizon and I didn’t yet know how much snow would fall on the local ski mountain. When I opened my eyes in the morning I would jump from bed and run to the window, hoping to… 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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