Press & Praise



Wendy Perrin’s List of Travel Experts

Jim Berkeley, Founder & CEO of Destinations & Adventures, has been listed on Wendy Perrin’s The WOW List, as the Trusted Travel Expert (TTE) for Egypt. Check out Jim’s Insider Guide for Egypt.


Top Travel Consultant & Destination Specialist Award

Destinations & Adventures’ Founder & CEO Jim Berkeley has won the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Top Travel Consultant & Destination Specialist Award for Egypt and Jordan sixteen times in a row — from 2001-2013! Colombe McCar thy, Director of DAI’s Europe Division was awarded the same honor for France, 2010-2011.



    Member Since 2009

  • IATA

    International Air Travel Association

  • ASTA

    American Society of Travel Agent

  • CST #2024721-40

    California Seller of Travel Program

  • CLIA

    Cruise Lines International Association

  • Traveler Made

    Member Since 2015

What Our Clients Are Saying

From landing in Cairo January 7th to leaving January 17th 2013 all arrangements were attentive and seamless. Jim & Arlene's proficient arrangement skills were displayed as they professionally scheduled tours & eating plans perfectly. In addition, tipping charts was provided to avoid any confusion or missteps with our tour guides and or local Egyptian workers.

Their proficient preparation resulted in making my experience a breathtaking and an extraordinary one. Scheduling tours for well over ten site viewings in over six cities including checking in and out of four hotels (plus a cruise) and two flights within Egypt in a matter of ten days should not go without mentioning. Jim & Arlene provided a worry free trip to a country I was foreign to. A major factor that plays a frightening role in peoples "traveling lives" is communication and relationship with locals.

In addition, Egypt's current political and governmental structure is currently fragile and vulnerable to a people's rebellion at any given moment according to Western Media. This can result and create a dangerous atmosphere and environment for tourist. This being broadcasted at home does not give anyone a lift or buzz to visit Egypt. Weeks and days before departing to Egypt, Jim & Arlene did an excellent job reporting to us and endorsing our protection because of the safety measures taken into consideration. Therefore, providing a worry free trip is not only impressive but exhibits their excellence in their professional field.

I would not only travel again through Jim & Arlene's advice and guidance, but I will love to revisit Egypt.

Abraham, Trip to Egypt, 2013

There will never be enough words to express our thanks, love and appreciation to all of you. Thank you for making this Big World our Beautiful Adventure. All our love.

Sue, Mckenna, Becca, Josh and Emma (Texas) after their 365 day around the world trip.

Destinations & Adventures pays a lot of attention to detail and picks excellent guides. They have very good connections.

Ruth Pennycook Chairman, Santa Fe Council on International Relations

What Destinations & Adventures brings to the industry is something that really is missing in many large companies today — a hands-on creative approach.

David Morris President, David Morris International

The team at Destinations & Adventures is the greatest I've ever met. They are so bright and creative, their knowledge is extraordinary.

Sue Turner President, Vacation Boutique

Destinations & Adventures opened doors for us that would be closed to others, giving us a very special tour.

Butch Philipsborn President, International House of Travel

Unrivaled expertise and local knowledge. 5-star agency hands down.

Scott Dalton

I think destinations and adventures is a phenomenal company and the people who work there are passionate, intelligent, and have amazing contacts all over the world. They have helped me go through south east Asia, Croatia, and a Mediterranean culinary cruise. All were life changing experiences.

Amy Johnson

Destinations and Adventures International provides excellent service. I have gone through them for my trips to Egypt in 2013, Abu Dhabi & Dubai in 2014 and Bali this past October 2016. From the beginning to the end, planning a trip with DAI is so simple and stress-free, makes my experience much more enjoyable. The guides and drivers provided are true professionals and definitely know their history and culture, adding so much value to the overall experience.

Michelle Angulo