Marcel likes to highlight companies doing a superlative job in Latin America for upscale travelers. Sometimes you may not have heard of these companies because they’re “inbound” tour companies. You contact someone to book a Galapagos tour, for instance, and a company like Latin Trails is the one actually taking care of you on the ground the whole time. We hit up experienced tour planner Marcel Perkins, who is general manager of that company, for advice on traveling in South America.
How did Latin Trails get its start and where do you operate tours in South America?
Latin Trails started as an extension of a lifelong passion of traveling throughout Latin America. My first trip to Ecuador took place when I was less than a year old. Eventually my parents decided to move from New Jersey (USA) to Quito when I was 7. We kept our U.S. ties but Latin America turned out to be our playground. We traveled the entire continent several times and helped hundreds of visitors organize their trips, and sometimes we led them as well. I decided to give the business a formal turn in 2002 and Latin Trails started as an Ecuador based destination management company.
Today we offer custom trips throughout Ecuador and Peru for travelers who search for private services, customized itineraries, and a 24/7 concierge service for a worry-free trip. To compliment these services we operate 2two boutique yachts in the Galapagos Islands: The Galapagos Sea Star Journey and The Galapagos Seaman Journey. We also run trips on an Amazon riverboat out of Iquitos: The Cattleya for eight passengers. We’ll soon be adding another ship there, Spondias. In Ecuador we will be adding a luxury boutique hotel in Quito for 2017.
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About The Career Project
At The Career Project, we believe that choosing a career or changing career is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. And we know from experience that you can’t figure it out by sitting at home researching careers online and trawling job search sites.
To make an informed career decision we believe you should get out of the house and experience it in the real world! This means talking to industry insiders face-to-face so you can really begin to understand whether your career idea is aligned with your personality, strengths and values. Industry insiders are also vital to providing you with accurate and timely information in regard to how easy or difficult it is to secure employment in that field, and what you can do to increase your opportunities.
The Career Project will help you identify an Industry Mentor in your area of interest who is willing to share their knowledge at an Informational Interview or Job Shadow Opportunity. Our mentors are committed to helping you make a better career decision by providing you with insights into the role, the industry and the work environment. This is important information that simply cannot be obtained via online research or by attending University Open Days and Career Expos.
The experience with a mentor will validate and test your ideas to see whether your potential career choice is going to suit YOU. This will potentially save you unnecessary expenses such as study fees, business set-up costs and much more if you choose a career that isn’t the right fit.
Welcome to The Active Life
Education, honesty, and integrity are cornerstones of our patient care approach. When you understand your condition you become an intricate piece in the puzzle to resolve it.
Unprecedented access to doctors – Hands on care – Measurable results – Systemized approach
Inspiring for Active People
The Active Life Chiropractic and Soft Tissue is comfortably located in Island Park, New York just a quarter mile north of Long Beach, New York and a mile South of Oceanside. It is very easily accessible from Rockville Centre and most towns on Long Island and Queens.
It is commonly understood that when you visit a chiropractor you can expect relief from conditions like lower back pain, back pain, and neck pain, but because we specialize in the treatment of sports injuries at The Active Life, we treat injuries related to knee pain, elbow pain, ankle pain and shoulder pain just as effectively every day. If you have pain caused by a spinal disc injury, muscle, ligament, tendon, or joint and you are not in need of surgery, The Active Life is the office for you. Our office blends the traditional treatment methods used by a chiropractor with those used in physical therapy at the highest level to treat sports injuries more effectively than any other office in the world. The best news, we are right here in Island Park, New York, just a quarter mile north of the Long Beach Bridge.
CrossFit Athletes especially enjoy working with us here at The Active Life. With the top CrossFit athletes in the world flying out regularly from all over the world for their evaluations, treatments, and continuing exercise protocols the CrossFit population has taken an especially deep interest in The Active Life. One of the reasons The Active Life has become so popular with CrossFitters (besides the quality of care) is that our office is directly attached to CrossFit Island Park (formerly CrossFit King of the Beach in Long Beach New York) which is a gym that has been recognized on the biggest stage in the CrossFit world at the CrossFit Games. Whether you are an athlete with a sports injury or an individual who just wants to have less pain doing the laundry or working in the garden, your treatment is likely to eventually land you in our gym to learn how you can best work to improve your strength and mobility wherever you currently work out.
We understand that when you are looking for a Chiropractor or Physical Therapy that our office is unique in our approach and might not be what you thought you were looking for. We also understand that if you are dealing with sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, lower back pain, knee pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain, or any musculoskeletal dysfunction, there is nowhere better in the world for you to go for care. If you live in Long Beach, Island Park, Oceanside, or Rockville Centre we are less than 15 minutes away. With patients flying in from all over the world for treatment at The Active Life, we strongly recommend you make the drive.