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miriam bourin

high falls, ny
gateway cities: all nyc airports/albany
EU Passport/US green card/global entry

 

background

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.


 
nEW YORK, NEW YORK!

nEW YORK, NEW YORK!


training, certifications
& licenses

itmi certified tour director/Tour guide, 2017
2018: ITMI Master class: SW National parks
trip school certified training:

2018: mega-training: NYC, d.c., boston
Advanced nyc
Fall Foliage/N.E.: Massachusetts, Maine,
New Hampshire, Vermont
Charleston & Savannah
philadelphia
2019: New Orleans
London (UK) & Paris (FR)
Licensed Tour Guide: NYC, Washington D.C.
professional organizations:
IATDG
GANYC
Washington D.C. Guild
CPR & First-Aid Certificied

languages

English & Swedish (complete fluency)
German, French
(semi-fluent)
Spanish (limited)

tour director
experience

2017 - present:
adult tours
collette
journeys by van dyke

student tours
global travel alliance
director’s choice
jumpstreet
ACIS
EF EDUCATION


Higher Education
& Diplomas

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
M.B.A.
Påhlmans Handelsinstitut, Stockholm, Sweden
Marketing Economist Certification (B.B.A.)
Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
A.A.
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.


destination experience

geiranger fjord, norway. leading several adult tours for  collette  in scandinavia during 2018-2019.

geiranger fjord, norway. leading several adult tours for collette in scandinavia during 2018-2019.


I have professionally led tours, have intimate knowledge of, or am trained to lead tours to all of the following destinations:

East Coast/Mid-Atlantic/ Canada

New York City
Washington D.C.
Boston
Hudson Valley (FT-resident since 2004)
New England (my own backyard)
Vermont (PT-resident for 10 years): Stowe
new england/Fall Foliage: MA, ME, N.H.
Penn Dutch Amish Country
Philadelphia
Gettysburg
Valley Forge
Toronto

Deep South 

New Orleans
memphis
Charleston
Savannah
Charlotte
Miami

California

San Francisco
Napa & Sonoma Valley Wine Country
17-mile drive / Hgw 1 / Monterey / Carmel / Big Sur

SW National parks

grand canyon
monument valley
bryce canyon
Zion canyon
sedona

Europe

Sweden (stockholm native): my home country
Finland: helsinki, poorvi, lapland
Norway: oslo, bergen, west & north coast, the fjords, lofoten, north cape, incl. hurtigruten
Denmark: copenhagen
ICELAND: golden circle, ring road (rt 1), siglu, lake myvatn
Estonia
Latvia
France - (PT-resident for 15 yrs in SW france): paris, normandy, provence, pays basque, bordeaux
Spain: navarra, Galicia, Rioja & pais vasco, barcelona, madrid, mallorca, santiago de compostela
Portugal: lisbon, porto, Douro valley
united kingdom: london

middle East

dubai

caribbean islands

Barbados
St. Lucia
Grenada
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Martinique
St. Thomas
BVI


I have traveled to the following destinations and countries extensively and can, after some preparation, lead tours there.

Wyoming

jackson hole
Yellowstone

Colorado 

denver
boulder
Aspen

Europe & british isles

Austria
Germany
Ireland 
Greece: athens, the Cyclades
Netherlands
Italy: amalfi coast, ischia, Rome, the lake district 
Czechia: Prague
Croatia: Split, Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast

Middle East 

Egypt
Oman

Southeast Asia, PRC 

Malay Borneo
Hong Kong


 
leading a tour in the eastern caribbean islands for  journeys by van dyke  on board the mighty tall sailing ship “royal clipper”, january 2019.

leading a tour in the eastern caribbean islands for journeys by van dyke on board the mighty tall sailing ship “royal clipper”, january 2019.

 

 

check out my video about pintxos!

 
 

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