Live the Adventure!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
— Mark Twain
Someone once told me that if there is a purpose to life, it’s to live, love and learn as much as possible. To experience as much as life has to offer. That became one of my guiding principles.
The adventure started back in junior high school with the first flight I ever took. My grandma and I flew from Michigan to Upstate New York to visit family. From that moment, I knew I wanted to travel the globe and experience as much as possible.
The adventure continued in college. I took courses in travel and tourism management, foreign languages, geography, international relations, trade and finance. During that time, I had the adventure of an overseas study program in France and a work-study program in Japan. Those experiences changed my life.
Upon graduation, I embarked on a 20+ year adventure in the travel industry. I worked in travel agencies for 12 years and a major airline for 8. So far, I’ve traveled to over 23 countries, and helped others to experience the world.
In 2005, I moved to Taiwan and used my own language learning experience to help others learn English as a foreign language. Learning languages helps us to better understand other cultures, communicate with other people, and enjoy a richer life.
In 2012, I relocated to Cambodia to join Asia Adventures, a company sharing unique biking, trekking and cruise experiences in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.
In 2013, I ran away with the circus…. Phare, the Cambodian Circus.
Click on ‘Craig Dodge’ to read more about my education and professional, teaching and language learning experience. An avid language learner myself, I’ve developed a language learning/training philosophy that has proven to be very effective for the person seeking to improve their confidence and fluency.
With 20 years of travel industry/airline sales and management experience, I speak “Business” fluently. Understanding business concepts helps me to be an effective language coach, assisting executives improve their business communication skills.