"We have traveled a lot with Grand Circle, plus many trips with other companies. J.P. was the best guide we have ever had. He was informative, efficient, caring, funny, and always on hand to help or provide information or suggestions."
Trudy & Douglas Rittenhouse
8-time travelers from Port Angeles, Washington
- Nîmes, France
- Vergèze, France
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
- Hobbies & Interests
- Cooking, photography, scuba diving, traveling
- With us since
I grew up in the most loving and caring family. My mother was a school principal and my father an architect. They were always extremely busy, so my grandparents were at home almost every day. Thinking about them always brings tears to my eyes. Being the son of the principal didn't help much in finding friends, so my grandparents were my best friends and taught me many things. All of my cooking skills come from my grandmothers. My grandfathers opened my eyes to how important family is and that opening up to others is the key to a successful life.
I know that many people see the French as rude and pretentious from the outside. During my trips, I talk to strangers and introduce them to my group. All of them are willing to talk with us, and my travelers change their point of view at the end of the tour. My best reward is when my travelers come to me and tell me how impressed they were with the kindness of the locals.