high falls, ny
gateway cities: all nyc airports/albany
EU Passport/US green card/global entry
Hi! I’m Miriam!
I'm born and raised in Stockholm (Sweden) and since 2004 I live in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley, NY.
After a long and great career in the professional high tech language industry, I had a strong desire to get out of the office and my desk. I wanted to combine the skills I acquired over the years from working with international teams, pair it with my travel experiences and passion for sharing stories and all my knowledge. I’m all about making people happy, comfortable and having fun!
In 2017 I decided to take the leap and become a tour director – and I haven’t regretted it for a second!
I believe that if you’re passionate about something, it really shows and success will follow.
I also believe in having fun every day, enjoying life and sharing the joy.
My unique background with my multi-cultural background, my European upbringing and having lived and worked there most of my life, paired with being fully immersed in the American lifestyle and mindset, gives me the unique insight and benefit of understanding both the European and American way, allowing me to frame expectations, anticipate needs and deliver above and beyond to my guests.
itmi certified tour director/guide 2017
ITMI Master class: SW National parks
trip school certified
NYC, Advanced nyc, dc, boston, fall foliage, Charleston & Savannah
CPR and First-Aid Certification
Licensed Tour Guide:
NYC, Washington D.C.
professional organizations: IATDG, GANYC and Washington D.C. Guild
English & Swedish (complete fluency)
German, French (semi-fluent)
2017 - present
journeys by van dyke
ef explore america
global travel alliance
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Påhlmans Handelsinstitut, Stockholm, Sweden
Marketing Economist Certification (B.B.A.)
Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College, Arlington, NY
International Model UN
(repr. Australia, winner)
Shaw Academy, Online
Social Media Marketing Diploma
Other Professional Activities
Event and CMI Project Manager
Organized, marketed and produced corporate events, movie premieres, festivals & incentive travel.
Security Guard Instructor
Developed curriculums, recruited, trained and managed instructors and security guards in basic and advanced security & safety training.
Senior Localization & Project Manager
Managed multi-lingual localization projects for international clients, led cross-cultural teams, advised clients of technical and process solutions.
I have professionally led tours, have intimate knowledge of – or am trained to lead tours to – all of the following destinations:
New York City
Hudson Valley (resident since 2004)
New England (my own backyard)
Vermont (PT-resident, 10 years, Stowe)
Fall Foliage: MA, ME, N.H.
Penn Dutch Amish Country
Napa & Sonoma Valley Wine Country
17-mile drive/Hgw 1/Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur
SW National parks
bryce & zion canyons
Sweden (native Swede, resident of Stockholm until 2004)
Finland (incl. lapland)
France - mainly south (PT-resident 15 yrs, SW france) & paris
Spain (esp. Galicia, Rioja & the Basque Country)
Portugal & the Douro valley
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
I have traveled to the following destinations and countries extensively and, after some preparation, can lead tours there.
Europe & british isles
Great Britain (London)
Greece & the Cyclades
Italy (Rome & northern italy)
Croatia (Split, Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast)
Southeast Asia, PRC
check out my video about pintxos!
contact +1 917.841.0995
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