Expedition Team

Our team is the key to your life-enhancing adventure


Explore the islands and sail in the company of top travel guides. Our team’s expertise includes history, cultural anthropology, geology, and archaeology. Benefit from their knowledge and passion to observe and understand more of all you’ll see. You’ll find them highly engaging and fun to share a drink or dinner with, as well as walks and site visits.


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  • Grace Fielder

    National Geographic Staff
    Historian Grace Fielder is a National Geographic expert on the history, culture, and languages of the Dalmatian coast. She holds a PhD from University of California, Los Angeles and is a professor of Balkan and south Slavic linguistics at the University of Arizona. Grace taught at the the University of Virginia from 1983-1992, before moving to the University of Arizona in 1992. Since 2000 Grace has served on the National Policy Advisory Committee, Slavic and East European Language Resource Center at Duke University / University of North Carolina, and she has been the Chair of the Discipline Advisory Committee for the Fulbright Program. She has held grants from IREX and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for research in Bulgaria, as well as an ACLS postdoctoral grant.

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  • Jennifer Davidson

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    Jennifer Davidson has been a lifelong lover of wide-open spaces. She grew up in a ranching family in remote West Texas. Her roots run many generations deep in that land, which she has always considered home. She studied marine biology on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, participating in monitoring projects in the bays of Texas’s Coastal Bend Region and the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary. In 2005, she moved back to the drier climates, this time to the mountains of Northern New Mexico, to pursue a career in photography, which had been a lifelong source of enjoyment.

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  • John Frick

    Expedition Leader
    Although he didn’t set out for a life of travel, John has combined his passions for education and exploring the world and turned them into a successful career leading trips around the globe.

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  • Luke Correale

    Assistant Expedition Leader
    Growing up in Connecticut, a love of the outdoors was cultivated in Luke from a young age, as he spent most of his time on the water exploring its coast. His mother, a laboratory scientist and master naturalist, and his father, a fine-woodworker and sailor, enrolled him in Audubon summer camps, encouraged and nurtured his fishing skills, and allowed for hours of uninterrupted time in the woods. Throughout high school and college Luke worked as a first mate on a classic Sportfishing vessel out of Montauk, NY. He also worked in guest services at a local seaside hotel where he developed a rich appreciation of all peoples.

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