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This post is a birthday present to my friend Kathy Moyer Dragon. Kathyâ€™s soaking in the amazing sights, sounds and flavors of Jordan as I type this. Kathy is one of my earliest friends and inspirations in adventure travel.
After 10 years in the adventure travel biz, Kathy launched The Dragonâ€™s Path, offering small group cultural walking vacations. The Dragonâ€™s Path is Kathyâ€™s response to those active travelers who desired more interaction with local cultures. So thatâ€™s what Kathy and her longtime friend Maura Murphy do, escort others on unique itineraries around the world.
They research the trips, meet the locals and find the best ways to immerse their clients in the destinations they visit. A key point of distinction is that Kathy and Maura consider themselves â€œescortsâ€ rather than “guides” and in so doing facilitate their clientsâ€™ immersion in the culture of a destination. You could say Kathy was actively promoting the principles of geotourism before National Geographic’s Jonathan Tourtellot coined the term.
This year, Dragonâ€™s Path will has fixed date departures for small groups to Croatia, Peru and Turkey as well as always being open to custom trips.
Kathy lives her belief that travel has the ability to effect positive change in the world and client by client she does just that.
Happy Birthday Kathy!