Expert in Adventure, Cultural & Historical Travel
Hello there! I can plan any kind of trip that you desire, however I specialize in: - Adventure travel that is active and explores the stunning nature of our beautiful planet - Culturally Immersive travel that explore historically rich cities and countryside - Travel with an emphasis on culinary, festival and sporting interests My destinations of expertise: All of US, Canada, US and Canada's National Parks, Mexico, Central America, Costa Rica, Belize, Colombia, Peru, The Caribbean, Cuba, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominica, Europe, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, England, Norway, Greece, Southern Africa, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand
My Areas of Expertise
You’ve heard so many people say that their experiences in Costa Rica’s tropical, green, adventure paradise made for the trip of a lifetime. But what makes it so amazing? Why should Costa Rica be at the top of your adventure wishlist? And, what should you do once you’re there!
Volcano Hiking: Volcan Arenal,... Read more from my Go Legendary's Favorite Things To Do In Costa Rica story.
What makes Rocky Mountain National Park so awesome?
The most obvious reason: the sheer majesty of it all. If you’ve managed to go through life without seeing a picture of the Rocky Mountains, allow me to introduce you:)
The Scenery, the geography, the wilderness (whatever you want to call it) is reason enough... Read more from my Why Rocky Mountain National Park is AWESOME!!! story.
The abundance of wildlife will leave you in awe. Elephants, Hippos, Lions, Cheetahs, Zebra, Leopard, Giraffe, Baboons, Crocodile, innumerable types of birds and many more thrive among this paradise. One of the best and only places to have a safari experience on both land AND water. There are a myriad of... Read more from my Botswana's Okavango Delta Safari Adventure story.
The most exciting trip!
Highly recommend to hit up Derek to plan your next adventure!
Hey there K, I have to be honest, I was jealous of the trip I planned for you hahaha. So glad you guys had a blast, can't wait to assist on your next adventure.
Alberto, your family is so amazing and I'm so glad I could make your time in Palm Springs and Joshua Tree a joy!
Best Travel Agent Ever!
Santa Cruz Island tour kayak trip
One of a kind trip!!
Fall in Yosemite was amazing!
Ward, I recently saw pictures from your trip to Yosemite and it looked amazing! So glad I could help make your time in the National Park so enjoyable :)
Best ever birthday trip to the Channel Islands
LJ, I had the absolute best time both planning your Birthday trip and hosting your birthday trip! Your group was so much fun. I always love sharing that history and nature knowledge with my group! Can't wait for your next adventure Derek
Great Service, Highly Recommend
John, I'm so glad that your Mexico trip for your anniversary was a smash! I know that your most recent trip we were planning to Italy was postponed due to COVID. But, now is the time to start dreaming of that Amalfi Coast adventure for the near future. The Amalfi area is one of my favorite places in the world!
We saw dolphins!
Peter, Absolutely! Hey, in my opinion, we set you guys up with the best kind of adventure during the pandemic... Getting out into great wide open nature :) So glad you had a blast and can't wait to assist on your next trip!
DREAM European Vacation
A transformative journey!
An Unforgettable Experience
Had an Awesome Time!
Never traveling with out Derek's services again!
Mr LF, Honestly, it's so easy to plan amazing journeys when you keep choosing amazing places to travel to hahaha! All joking aside, you and your friends are adventure junkies and that is just my style! So glad that you have found my services so helpful and so on brand with the kind of travel you enjoy. I can't wait for your next adventure. And soon, we'll have to get you and some of your friends to come on one of Go Legendary's group trips. Our next oen is to Scotland!!!
5 day trip full of adventure!!
Essy, I'm so glad you and your family had an amazing time on your trip to Redwoods National Park! Can't wait to help plan your next big adventure :)
Mr. G Scott, I'm thrilled that you loved all the tours and activities we set up for you. You really took it all in.. Street Art, Filming Locations from Marvel and Stranger Things, MLK and Civil Rights sites and Civil War Memorials! I look forward to assisting on your next trip sir!
Mr G Scott, I'm thrilled that your trip to Venice, Rome and Tuscany were everything that you dreamed of and more! Aaaaaaah, Italy, to be sipping a glass of Italian wine and authentic pasta right now. Yes please!
Great Xmas vacation
Al, I'm so glad that you and your family had so much fun in Joshua Tree. And I was extremely happy that we were able to get you guys set up on that Astronomy Night Sky Excursion last minute!!! What a win :)
Derek helped me rediscover Mexico!
Mr. Eppich, So glad that your trip to Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Mexico City were a hit! What a great balance of culture, arts and chill beach time! I look forward to assisting on your next trip Derek
All the yes!
Great Travel Guide
D, It has been my absolute pleasure being able to plan and host travel with you and your friends! Great energy feeds great energy :) Can't wait for our next adventure together.
Best vacation ever!
Alicia, you are absolutely great! I'm glad we could help make your family's Christmas and New Years trip all that more merrier!
Derek is Amazing!!
Hey there Vic! Aaaaah man, so glad to hear that you feel like we connected right away. We love hearing that from clients. I had the joy of helping to plan your trips to Tulum and your Yellowstone/ Grand Tetons/ Rocky Mountain/ Yosemite/ San Francisco road trip... man, you guys have been on some unbelieveable adventures! Look forward to the next one :)
An Educational Expedition!
THE BEST MEXICO TRIP EVER :)
Derek and Go Legendary was awesome. Really easy to set up and then just a lot of fun and very informative. My girlfriend and I have the normal touristy stuff so to find a company that could give us a great unique experience and then help us find more was really exciting. We're looking forward to Go Legendary helping us with our trip to South America. Thank you Derek! Highly recommend
Spectacular Honeymoon in Italy
My husband and I typically steer clear of anything deemed “touristy” but I can not recommend Go Legendary Tours enough! Derek was not only super knowledgeable about Los Angeles (food scene, hikes, under the radar adventuring) but he’s super cool and easy to hang out with. He helped my husband and I plan our 3 week honeymoon in Italy and everything he recommended was absolutely fantastic. He’s definitely my favorite person to get advice from whenever my husband and I travel somewhere new. Can’t recommend him enough!
Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Family Vacation
We had an amazing weekend! Everything was perfectly organized and planned. Very professional! Highly recommend!
Amazing Catalina Island Itinerary!!
Derek put together an amazing itinerary for us to celebrate my daughters 11th birthday. Because we didn’t have a solid idea of what we wanted to do, Derek started by asking what types of things we like to do and then pulled together a few options for us to choose from. We ended up settling on a weekend trip to Catalina Island jam packed with outdoor activities. I didn’t have to lift a finger, from transportation to the island, hotel accommodations, dining options, to the entrance to all of our scheduled activities. Everything went smoothly and we had Ana amazing time. We would use Go Legendary again!!
Awesome Redwood National Park Family Trip
Derek put together a whole itinerary for my family of five people coming from all different cities. The private tours that he found were seriously awesome; hiking through the majestic redwoods all the way to the ocean, the next day mountain biking through a forest, and last but not least kayaking in a calm beach right by the ocean! He made everything so simple for us from finding and scheduling our flights, rental car, nice clean hotel in our budget, private tours, self guided hikes and attractions, and recommendations for the best food in the area. He is very attentive and can cater to you and your family requests. We will definitely be working with Go Legendary Adventures and Derek again.