Hey fellow travelers, Daniel Cope here with Extraordinary World Travels. I am your tour host which means I will be with you doing our custom and unique tours. I wanted to do this about me video so everyone can get to know me better and I’ll answer the top 5 questions I always get from everyone once they find out that I travel alot.

I grew up in Indiana just South of Indianapolis, in Greenwood. I have moved around the country a few times. I’ve lived in Nashville, TN, San Antonio, TX and Dallas area as well. I have traveled all over the US but there are many more states I still need to see so I usually try to get to a couple more states a year.

My true passion is traveling overseas! Europe is one of my favorite places. A few countries I’ve been to is England, Ireland, Prague, and Germany. I have been to Japan a couple times with some longer stays so I’ve been able to really get to know the culture and know how to travel around the country on my own now. As much as I love Europe and Asia, there is nothing like sitting on a beach down in the Caribbean.

(📸 You can view pictures from most of my travels here on the website)

As for formal training and education, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Indiana University along with being a Certified Tour Guide through the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI). As we have our travels overseas; I’ll be your personal American tour host. I will help you with going from airport to hotel, from hotel to dinners and any other tips you may need while traveling.  I will make sure you have reliable transportation to your excursions as well as doing some excursions with you while on the trip.

Let’s go over my top five questions. I always get from people while I’m on my travels, so let’s get to it!

  1. “Where would you live right now if you could choose any place the world?”

So the number one question I always get is with my travels, is if I was to live somewhere else right now, where would that be? No question. I would live in Ireland! There’s just something very special about their countryside and old architecture in the cities. I’ve been there in the winter, and it still has green grass fields and lots of sheep roaming around. It’s just a beautiful country. And of course, I can get an authentic Guinness so you can’t go wrong there!

  1. “What drives you to travel and see the world?”

The number two question I always get is what’s one of the main reasons you travel? This is the main reason why I travel, and I believe it’s a reason why so most people travel as well; is to experience different cultures. I like to experience the daily traditions of others, food and the amazing architecture that was developed in these countries as well. I don’t have a problem being in a country where I don’t know the language, I find it very interesting and a fun challenge. I know it’s something that a lot of people are scared about when traveling is not knowing the language. Now I don’t speak any languages fluently, but I do try my best when I go to these countries. So, I think we will have a lot of fun with that and so don’t ever feel hesitant if you are about not knowing a foreign language. It’s one of the reasons we’re doing the group tours with me as a tour host. It’s just a lot of fun and you learn a lot about their culture and a lot about yourself as well.

  1. “What drives you to travel and see the world?” (I know I’m answering this question twice)

Another big reason I love the travel is of course, Food! Everybody loves food, right? Traveling lets you get authentic, simple, easy dishes around the world. A good example is going to Japan and getting some true fatty tuna that comes out of the fish markets. The taste is unbelievable, and the tuna just melts in your mouth. Let’s go to Italy and get fresh homemade pasta. I also want to learn how to make macaroons. Some of the most authentic foods are at the Christmas markets in Europe. There they have these huge skillets where they cook brats, sausages, sauerkraut and of course enjoy all these while enjoying a refreshing beer or mold wine.

  1. “What is your favorite relaxing vacation?”

My favorite relaxing vacation is always something I get asked. So, when you go to Europe, you are usually doing a lot of activities. We’ll have a day of tours, get a couple days off, but there’s a lot of sightseeing to do and many adventures to go on while traveling. There is so much history and culture to experience to keep you always busy. Doing all these things can wear you out so, one thing that I love to do is to take a relaxing vacation between a couple of these big trips. To me, Cruising is one of the most relaxing trips to do in America. Everything’s pretty much pre-planned and pre-paid for as well. Taking a cruise to the Caribbean should be on everyone’s list at least once a year. It’s very relaxing and many of the cruise companies now have their own private islands, which are amazing. A few of my top destinations are Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman, and Turks & Caicos. My favorite beach in the world is in Turks and Caicos and it’s not in Grace Bay! So stay tuned, I’ll do another video of my favorite beach and a complete review of Turks and Caicos.

  1. “What is your favorite way of traveling (transportation)?”

This is an easy one for me, flying! I love airplanes! I am so interested in airplanes; I have actually gone to pilot school but figured out that it is not for me but what an amazing experience. There’s something about being in an airport. I think it’s very optimistic feeling and most everyone is in a good mood even when I am just flying home to see family, going to a friend’s birthday, or going to a wedding. I do suggest getting TSA pre-check or having global entry, it makes things much easier when you’re traveling overseas or just domestically. At the airport you got lots of different things going on with somebody doing a business trip or you got a family going to Disney World. So, it’s one of those things I enjoy the most. But when I’m in Europe and in Japan, getting around in a train is really convenient and much easier sometimes then flying around the countries. One thing I also try to do in every country, especially if they drive on the other side of the road is drive a car. I’ve been able to drive in Ireland and Japan. Give yourself an adventure by renting his scooter/moped and get that Vespa in Italy and just have a great time.

I hope you’ve learned a lot about me and if you have any more questions just send us a message. I look forward to traveling the world with you in the near future!