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/Tour guide, 2017
2018: ITMI Master class: SW National parks
trip school certified training:
2018: mega-training: NYC, d.c., boston
Fall Foliage/N.E.: Massachusetts, Maine,
New Hampshire, Vermont
Charleston & Savannah
2019: New Orleans
London (UK) & Paris (FR)
Licensed Tour Guide: NYC, Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. Guild
CPR & First-Aid Certificied
English & Swedish (complete fluency)
German, French (semi-fluent)
2017 - present:
journeys by van dyke
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:
East Coast/Mid-Atlantic/ Canada
New York City
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
Napa & Sonoma Valley Wine Country
17-mile drive / Hgw 1 / Monterey / Carmel / Big Sur
SW National parks
Sweden (stockholm native): my home country
Finland: helsinki, poorvi, lapland
Norway: oslo, bergen, west & north coast, the fjords, lofoten, north cape, incl. hurtigruten
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
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
I have traveled to the following destinations and countries extensively and can, after some preparation, lead tours there.
Europe & british isles
Greece: athens, the Cyclades
Italy: amalfi coast, ischia, Rome, the lake district
Croatia: Split, Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast
Southeast Asia, PRC
check out my video about pintxos!
contact +1 917.841.0995
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