Travel the World in Pursuit of Golf! A lifetime of travel and tourism, family and friends around the world. A fifty-year Lagnuantic with fond memories of a lifestyle that only our quaint little town can offer. After the Marine Corp in 1969, he had the good fortune of working with several notable gentlemen in Laguna Beach as a travel agent, first for John Weld and Karl de Smith with Adventure Travel in the building where Ken’s Jewelery is located. The agency was purchased in 1971 by the soon to be mayor, Charlie Boyd, next was two great years at Laguna Travel with Elmer Brown. Organized Rock and Roll travel for local friend and road manager Richard Schnyder - John Mayall and Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band.
Was the director of the Institute of Legal Studies with Wylie Aiken and hosted the Californian Trial Lawyers and Orange CountyBar association for conferences in Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. 1974 he established Viejo Travel and Best GolfTours in Mission Viejo with Roger Belanger, Golf Professional at Mission Viejo Country Club. Created Private country Club for Big Canyon CC, Hacienda CC, Yorba Linda CC, El Niguel CC to Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico. HE organized a large group in 1976 for the Olympics in Montreal.
He partnered with NoCommocition Travel in Beverly Hills to coordinate travel arrangements for music groups, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Brothers, Billy Joel, and Bruce Springsteen. Hired out to Cartan Travel in Chicago to organize the Great Bronz Age of China at the Field Museum for Lars Lindblad. Chartered flights for Super Bowl XIV Pittsburgh vs. LA Rams at the Rose Bowl in 1980.
Work for Peter Ueberroth as manager of Ask Mr. Forster in Newport Beach and volunteered for the Orange County Committee during the Los Angeles Olympics. Partnered with Michale Pinto and then Pete Drino and back to Adventure Travel on Forrest Avenue. For 14 years, he organized travel groups to the Master’s in Augusta and for the Southern California PGA to Mexico.
Acquired International Travel Inc., sales and marketing company with 50 small hotels and resorts in Mexico and relaunched Best4Golf in Mexico. Published Golf Guide to Mexico, Golf Guide to Los Cabos for 25 years. Board Member of Prudential Real Estate in Mexico with offices in Los Cabos, Manzanillo, and Puerto Vallarta.
Still doing golf travel to Mexico and developing www.Baja Alive.com with partners Steve Zeperauer and Scott Sanchez of Firebrand Media. Traveled extensively, played many of the best courses in the world.
Bottom line: Best place to live; Laguna Beach. Best golf course; Ben Brown at the Ranch.