global local traveler

miriam bourin

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Hej, I'm Miriam!

I'm a native of Stockholm, Sweden, but I've called the enchanting and historically rich Hudson Valley, New York, my home since 2004.

My journey has been quite the adventure. I spent years in the professional high-tech language industry, immersed in the world of international collaboration and communication. But, you know, those office walls can start feeling a bit confining after a while. That's when my inner wanderlust kicked in, and I realized it was time for a change.

So, in 2017, I took a bold leap and embarked on a new career path as a tour director. And let me tell you, I've never looked back!

My mission is simple yet profound: I'm in the business of crafting happiness. For me, the truest measure of success is witnessing the happiness in others. It's the factor that drives me to deliver exceptional experiences and creating lasting memories for my valued guests.

I firmly believe that when you're passionate about what you do, that passion shines through and acts as a magnet for success. But it's not all about business for me; it's about infusing every day with fun, precious moments, and sharing that joy with others.

With a background as diverse as my passport stamps, I bring a unique blend of my European upbringing and a deep immersion in the American way of life. This rich mosaic of experiences has provided me with a keen understanding of both sides of the Atlantic. It allows me to not only meet but exceed the expectations of my guests, to anticipate their every need, and to provide them with travel experiences that go above and beyond.

When COVID hit, I pivoted and went through TripSchool's Tour Entrepreneur Class. Now I occasionally run hyper-local tours, sharing the best of my tiny village with travelers and locals seeking unique adventures!