Although I've been fortunate to travel to many places around the world I found our Kamchatka trip to be one of the most unique! With Mike Miller's
careful preparation and guidance, our group not only experienced the extreme contrasts of Kamchatka's land of "Ice and Fire" but the equally
contrasting experiences between Russia's rural and big city communities. From hiking through volcanic pumice and fumaroles to luxuriating in
thermal pools and unique restaurants, it's a trip I won't soon forget!


–Roger J. Wendell



Hey you two,


I just wanted to thank you again for all your work/efforts/research you put into the trip. Looking back it was such a well planned trip. You really did a great job!


You did a fantastic job of organizing everything from the flights/ to getting the visa/ to setting up the outfitter and the itinerary. I liked it was a mix of hiking and thermal baths and I liked the chance to see Esso and the indigenous people. I especially appreciated the extension in Moscow. The hotel was great/ guide was great/ tour of the Amory – I'm so glad we were able to do that.


The tour company really is the main tour company. We were lucky to have a good cook, Olga was such a sweetie and Sasha got us where we needed to go. Ruslan did look out for our safety.


I felt you were a great leader. I felt you always communicated the information and I agreed with your decisions. It is a lot of added stress to have to lead a trip and you kept your cool. I couldn't believe how thoughtful Valerie was of everyone and she was the one without her luggage.


I guess the bottom line is I loved the trip. I really thought you two were great and thank you again for a great trip


–Kim M.



Hi Mike,


Thanks for the letter. I had a great time, and I thought overall it was a good mix of people. Hopefully we will all get together and share pictures and stories.


–Chuck B.