Linda Essenburg

1010 Coral Street

Jenison, MI. 49428

(714) 475-9675 tourdirectorlinda@ gmail.com

Gateway City:  Grand Rapids, MI

 

 

 

Tour Director/Guide Experience:​

  • America’s Majestic Parks of the West Grand Circle Travel

  • Rosebowl and SuperBowl Tours Al Brooks

  • Israel and Alaska Tours Inspiration Cruises & Tours

  • California Tour, San Francisco to Los Angeles Tauck Sparks Foundation

  • Alaska Land Tours, Seward to Fairbanks Celebrity Cruises/Royal Caribbean

  • Arizona Tour, Fall Foliage Tour, San Francisco, Utah State Parks Gadabout Tours

  • Grand Tour of America's West, Five Scenic National Parks, American Parks Trail, Wonders of the American West, New England’s Fall Foliage, America’s Magnificent National Parks, California’s Great National Parks, Best of the CanyonlandsThe Travel Corporation/Trafalgar;Insight Vacation

Domestic Tour Experience/Destination Knowledge:

  • Western: California/Nevada-San Francisco, Wine Country, Redwoods, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Gold Rush Country, Carmel/Monterey/Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Hollywood, San Diego, Palm Springs, Beverly Hills. Las Vegas, Hoover Dam. Alaska-Skagway, Sitka, Ketchikan. Hawaii-Oahu, Maui, Kauai

  • Pacific Northwest: Washington-Seattle. Idaho-Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Boise

  • Rocky Mountain: Montana-Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Bozeman, Missoula, Helena and Great Falls. Utah-Bryce National Park, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City, Deer Park. Colorado-Denver, Vail, Silverton, Durango, Mesa Verde,  Dakotas-Badlands, Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse. Arizona-Phoenix, Tucson, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Antelope Slot CanyonNew Mexico-Santa Fe

  • Southern: Texas-Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Galveston. Georgia-Atlanta, Stone Mountain, Savannah. Tennessee Nashville, Memphis. Louisiana-New Orleans.  Florida-Orlando, Key West, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Everglades, Tampa, St. Petersburg, St. Augustine, Boca Raton.

  • Eastern: New York-Niagara Falls, New York City. Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, Amish Country. Vermont-Stowe, Shelburne, Concord. Maine-Kennebunkport. Massachusetts-Boston, Cambridge, Plymouth. Michigan-Holland, Traverse City, Detroit, Lansing, Mackinac Bridge/Island. Wisconsin-The Dells, Green Bay

  • Western Canada: British Columbia-Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna. Alberta-Banff, Calgary

International Tour Experience/Destination Knowledge:

  • Europe: Worked for an International Linguistic Organization for one year, Oxford, England; Scotland, France, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece

  • Guatemala: Toured for one month/singing

  • Israel

  • Asia: Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia

  • Mexico: Guadalajara, Cancun, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan

Additional Experience and Skills:

  • Owned two businesses/20 years

  • Junior Miss/Michigan

  • County Rescue Mission volunteer

  • Children’s Choir/musicals

Education:

  • International Tour Management Institute, Los Angeles, Certified Tour Director

  • Briercrest Bible College, A.A.

  • Red Cross/CPR Certified

 

Interests: Art, Photography, Piano, Singing, Reading, Dancing, Entertaining