George Duffy | Flight Centre Independent | Home Based Travel Agents

George Duffy

Toll Free 1 888 543 6450


Where's Your Next Trip Taking You?

There are literally thousands of published tours and packages out there to almost every imaginable place using a myriad means of transportation. There's a lot to choose from, so why would you limit yourself to always sticking with one tour company. Travel is all about getting off the couch and exploring.

A Look at What I Do

There are a lot of tour programs out there and my role is to take a look at the big picture: what you want to experience, what you want to spend, and which are the best options for getting the best fit for you. I have direct contacts with all the large international travel brands who offer some amazing tours and adventures.

I also make use of niche suppliers to fill in gaps that the large brands don't cover for people who look for something more personalised.

Like our name, I've also organised many Independent self guided and privately guided tours and custom vacations (families, workshops, birding, photography, wildlife, music, educational, culture, history, food, agritours etc.) You might be surprised to learn that these programs actually may cost less than set date group tours, depending on the trip.  With the flexibility to choose, you can even mix and match part group, part private.

Are you an experienced active traveller and really don't think you'll ever like a group tour?
Before you discard the idea of a group tour see a short video from one of my tour partners. Things have changed a lot.
Like the idea of more self guided or private tours? For another type of idea, see "Not Your Typical Tuscany" here I can set up all kinds of self guided programs that take you where you want to go with most everything prepaid.
Maybe you are single and don't have a partner ready to travel when you want to go. There are really good options now that remove single supplement costs. Read more about those here.
Why Take a Preplanned Trip?
So many people today have been on trips to wonderful and unusual destinations. Many times I am sure you have been foot loose too. I admit that even as a group tour planner, I winged it on my own travel for a long time. But I was changed in Peru.
I had been planning a tour for a university group and I really needed to know more, so I arranged a private tour with a local company there for myself. From the moment I arrived in Lima I realised, this was going to be good. Instead of hassling with taxis at the airport, we had a driver meet us. Instead of fussing about money and finding a hotel, it was already prepaid. Instead of racing to a bus station the next morning (and try and figure out when the bus to Paracas left) I had tickets and was taken to the first class terminal.
More time, less stress. Does it cost a lot more for a private tour? (Read full story here)
How to Use This Website

My advice always is, make an informed choice. Look over my site for travel ideas, video links and stories from places I've visited and beyond. There are some really great things here. You can also find my specials.

Want to get a price check? Contact me by phone or use the contact form below. I'll give you best price quotes for for whatever type of travel you choose. I can send you travel brochures or links to travel programs. When you want to book travel I'll be around to help you with the details, before and after. All prices are upfront. If there are any additional booking fees over and above the program price, it will be shown.

I am not an expert in all areas of travel, and when I come across something out of my wheelhouse, I'll tell you. If I can't help you, I will certainly know someone who can.

Who I am and How I Got To Where I Am

I was born to be traveller, but I didn't know it until my first trip to Mazatlan, Mexico. Want to read more about me? Continue reading.


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George Duffy

Vernon, British Columbia

Contact Number:
Toll Free 1 888 543 6450

Alternate Number:
778 383 6369


About George:

Did you ever see the show, Midnight Diner on Netflix? It's a small shop in Tokyo where the chef says "I will make anything you want to eat as long as I have the ingredients". That's exactly what I do for you in travel.

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Or maybe you're thinking of something a little different. Send me an enquiry below and let's get the conversation started.

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  • address Vernon, British Columbia, Canada