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More about Honu Adventures

Hi, I'm James (the one on the left), proprietor of Honu Adventures. I'm a lifelong traveler, a member of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), a Certified Cruise Counselor (CCC) with the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and a certified destination specialist for the beautiful State of Hawaiʻi. I am also certified by Holland America Lines and Virgin Voyages at the highest level. I am a registered Seller of Travel in California, and participate in the  California Travel Consumer Restitution program. In other words, I have crossed my Ts and dotted my Is to ensure you can trust your travel plans to Honu Adventures.

Many folks ask … Why do I need a travel advisor when I can just go online and book my own travel? This is a legitimate question, but easily answered with one word - Value!

As your travel advisor, I am committed to finding you the best value in terms of price, quality, safety and perhaps most important, your precious time while on your hard-earned vacation. Tell me where and when you want to go, how many people, what you like to do, what’s important to you and your approximate budget and I will do the research and present you with a few options to consider, often at a better price ... but most important, always at the best value. If youʻd like to travel with a group, I can help with that too.

There are seemingly hundreds of travel search engines out there, each one will give you many choices, leading you down one rabbit hole after another, taking up your time and creating stress. Let me put my years of travel, destination training, business acumen, passion for detail and the power and support of the Travel Quest and Travel Leaders Networks to work for you to deliver the customized travel experience of a lifetime.


My friend (on the right) is a monk and is dressed to perform the 'Black Hat Dance'  (click for sample and make sure you turn on the sound) at the Punakha Festival, one of many you will have the opportunity to witness. Festivals in Bhutan are more than just a performance for tourists, they are part of the Bhutanese culture and are designed to bring 'merit' or good karma to those in attendance.

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