"If you could clone Mike for every other O.A.T. trip, there would be no other travel company in the world! He was that great!"
Joan & Byron Krantz
8-time travelers from Aurora, Ohio
- Wairoa, New Zealand
- Sydney, Australia
- Hobbies & Interests
- Long-distance running, golf
- With us since
Born and raised in New Zealand, now living in Australia, I have a great love of both countries. I spent the first eleven years of my life in the small town of Minginui, New Zealand, which at the time was an almost exclusively Maori village. My family was only one of two families of European descent in the entire town. My father was the town's mechanic.
I've been working in the travel industry for more than 40 years, and I think I should write a book about the memorable experiences I've had while being an O.A.T. Trip Leader. One of the things I like most about working for O.A.T. is meeting wonderful people and sharing an excellent trip with them. Spending up to a month with travelers, you build lasting friendships, and you learn a lot about them personally and their many life experiences. I love the whole itinerary of our trip, but I particularly like showing off my hometown, Sydney, and I try to involve my family as much as possible.