Meet GeoEx Ambassadors Gail & Mike Emmons

About us

We have lived in Orinda, California, since 1979 with a second home near Sisters, Oregon. During our 50-plus years of marriage we have lived in Seattle, New York City, Portland, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Mike was a tax attorney until he retired in 2001 and bought his first plane (Cirrus Design). Ten years and 1,400 hours later, he was grounded with the implant of a cardioverter-defibrillator. Family and travel are his main interests. Gail's passion is flowers: she is a Riji in Sogetsu Ikebana and has entered and judged flower shows throughout the world.

We're ready for and interested in everything

We have gone with GeoEx to Bhutan, China, Mongolia, Peru, Ecuador, Antarctica, Turkey, Cambodia, Laos, VietnamIndia, and Sri Lanka. We're ready for and interested in everything from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and then we like to retire to a five-star hotel and food. If we have to give up the latter to get the former, as in Mongolia, we're happy to do it. We like to travel with just the two of us or with our families, and we're fans of adventure travel, as well as what we call knowledge travel to places like Europe.

Your guides are the most important contacts with your clients

Our guide in Beijing with the Hallahan family (oldest daughter) and our guide in Siem Reap with the Asai family (youngest daughter) were excellent.

The GeoEx difference

It is the quality of the guides and knowing our philosophy of everything from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and five stars in the evening. We like having the guides all to ourselves and having control of the schedule. India was an excellent example of the 7/7 philosophy. The handling of Gail's illness in India was outstanding. The guide in Bhutan made the trip. The Hershey's Kisses at Luang Prabang were loved by the Asai children.

We and GeoEx work well together

We research and know what we want to do and see. GeoEx always is able to arrange what we want and add substantive additions thru their experienced staff. They also are always there to help us during the trip.