Mike Hyman

Mike Hyman

Travel Advisor

How did you get interested in travel?

I started traveling at six months old, when my mother took me on a donkey through mountains in Mexico. My family went on transcontinental ocean voyages when I was a boy, and we spent months traveling around Europe in a VW van. I’ve always had the travel bug, and have visited more than 150 countries.

Favorite city or country? why?

Rome for all the history there; it’s eternal

Best or most interesting travel experience

Riding on a Royal Enfield motorcycle around Rajasthan

Ever met anyone famous?

I once dated Heather Thomas. I visited with Sarah Brightman on a Holland America Antarctic cruise.

Likes: TRAVEL, scuba diving, photography, flying

Loathes: People who don’t enjoy life and make excuses not to do things; parking tickets

Favorite food: Vietnamese

Favorite restaurant: Pho 54 in San Jose – “authentic” Vietnamese

Something interesting that people might not guess about you

I am a Rotary Club member and have participated in several humanitarian aid projects around the world.

A place that you could visit over and over again and not get bored? why?

India – it’s always interesting and everything about it assaults your senses.

The most unforgettable view you’ve ever seen

It’s a tie between Machu Picchu and Iguassu Falls

A place you’ve never visited but really hope to get to


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