Born in Sault Ste Marie, David has lived in Calgary, Toronto, Sydney (Australia) and a number of other cities around the world. David began his lifelong relationship with travel while still in high school, working first with Canada Steamship Lines and then with Horizon Holidays, as a tour escort. While not travelling across Canada, David spent four years at the University of Toronto in an effort to become an engineer before going on to York University to take an MBA. Graduating in 1971, David decided that it was far too early to settle down and so spent five years exploring the globe, backpacking first across Europe and then through Asia, following the Overland route and eventually reaching Australia. After living and working in Australia for three years (in Perth, Sydney and Cairns), David continued his journey, spending a year in New Zealand and several months island hopping across the Pacific back to Canada where he eventually settled into the family travel business. Having lead countless journey's around the world across all seven continents you could say David is one of the most experience tour escorts in the business.