Meet Our Trip Leaders: Dan!
Those who know me best will attest that I revel in unconventional exploration while taking the wilder
roads less travelled. These roads have often and thankfully led me to some of the most stunning
places on Earth and have offered me an abundance of unique experiences that I now happily share
with my guests. As a zoologist with a nomadic spirit and drive for adventure, I have spent the last
decade of my life guiding wildlife and adventure-based tours in all seven continents from the luscious
jungles of Central America, to the vast outback of Australia and even to the ice-covered deserts of
While it is a rare thing indeed for me to stay grounded anywhere for too long, I have found my
“permanent” habitat in beautiful Vancouver, Canada where I work as a boat captain during the
summer months leading whale watching tours through the Pacific Northwest while hopscotching
around the world guiding adventures with Detours.
As an openly gay world traveller I am always eager to learn from and engage with the LGBT
community in whatever region of the world I wander into. For the past 6 years I’ve been a member of
the Detours family and have never lost sight of the supreme privilege I’ve been given to build
connections within our international gay community. As a tour leader I find my greatest joy when I
witness the thrill of discovery shared between my guests and seeing those connections survive for
years to come.