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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.

Posts by James:

June 6th, 2019
Andes to the Amazon: a Journey That is All About the Journey

I really enjoy looking back at different trips I’ve planned for Vaya travelers. It’s amazing to see how some destinations have changed over the years, while others have remained largely untouched. For me, an incredible way to experience a place that has had minimal outside influence is on an overland trip to the Amazon. This… Read Full Post

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

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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