Q: In general, do you find Smithsonian groups to be different from other groups that you lead throughout the year?
A: Yes, I find Smithsonian groups to be the most inquisitive—they are deeply curious about each destination and eager to learn everything about it. They are generally very well-read and often widely-traveled and, due to their varied backgrounds, I always learn something new. I find they are excellent travel companions who take the inevitable minor inconveniences in stride, often with a healthy dose of humor. It has been my pleasure to travel again and again with a number of Smithsonian guests, building on our previous relationships.