Originally from South Africa, Christine Boecker’s tourism career spans five continents and more than four decades! Having worked in Africa and Europe before, Christine established TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES in 1996 and now calls Vancouver, British Columbia home.
With roots on three continents, Christine is a true traveller. Whether it be exploring the hot and dry Kalahari Desert in a safari vehicle, or the cold and windy Arctic on a Russian Icebreaker – and many memorable places in between – Christine is one of the most well-travelled people you will meet, and is always willing to share her vast insider knowledge.
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Christine Boecker CTC (Certified Travel Counsellor) specializes in designing sustainable and ethical journeys of discovery to Africa, India, the Galapagos Islands and Latin America, Polar expeditions, small ship cruises and adventure travel around the world. See accreditations
Christine creates eye-opening, life-changing, soul-filling and inspirational journeys for discerning travellers, who are sophisticated and savvy, yet grounded. With emphasis on ecotourism and immersive experiences, we’ll take you to the wild places of our planet on trips ranging from high-end luxury to more affordable options.
As a travel designer, Christine has a strong commitment to sustainability and is passionate about conservation and culture. Our global partners are hand-picked in keeping with our ethos, ensuring a high level of service that is on a par with our own.
Our local insight, creativity, attention to detail and service with a truly personal touch make us the expert travel planners. Our clients are stylish explorers, who enjoy complete peace of mind knowing everything is arranged, from the moment they arrive in destination – ensuring optimal value, and allowing them to focus on the experience, not the logistics
The result is ……. well check out these Testimonials
For authentic journeys and unforgettable memories contact Christine Boecker to create your next voyage of discovery.
“Christine took care of every detail, and while I have found something always goes wrong when travelling, our experience with TravelBoecker Adventures went without a hitch.
– D Daigneault, Ontario” Read more…
TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES is a full service travel agency and operates as a division of Personal Travel Management Ltd (PTM), a British Columbia registered, licensed and bonded travel agency that keeps your travel dollars safe and insured, in case of an unforeseen closure of airlines or tour operators. The name TRAVELBOECKER is derived from the profession and last name of the owner. It is pronounced Travelbooker, which is effectively what we are and what we do best!
PTM also belongs to several industry associations, such as the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA), the Business Practices & Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Ensemble Group (a network of 2,000 independent travel agencies), which gives us the buying power, networking ability and other advantages of the larger chains, while retaining the personal contact and hands-on approach of a small company. See our Privacy Promise
Meet Christine Boecker:
Definitely Botswana – for the variety of eco-systems, plethora of wildlife, easy access and short distances between intimate camps and sustainable tourism practices.
What is your most memorable travel experience?
A hyena skulking through our campsite – not 20 paces away from where we were having dinner.
We froze, then relaxed when the guide calmly picked up his weapon – a flashlight!! – and the hyena disappeared into the darkness of the night.
Top travel tip?
Enjoy the journey – even if it differs from what’s written on your itinerary.
What’s your go to activity to kill time at the airport?
Shopping, people watching, eating local foods.
If you could pack your bag tomorrow and go anywhere, where would it be?
The African bush or the Canadian Arctic – both equally spectacular!
Best way to recover from jet-lag?
Sleep… on the flights, in airports, anywhere but at your destination!
Three must have items you pack in your suitcase when you hit the road?
Camera, laptop and comfortable walking shoes.
What is the first thing you do when you arrive in a new city/destination?
Explore, and scout out the new neighbourhood.
Top tips for occupying your time on those long haul flights?
Catch up on all the movies I’ve missed, and read a good book.
Christine Boecker enjoys getting involved in the community and sponsors Richmond Ringette, COPS for Cancer, SOS Children’s Village, Hoops for Hope and the Canadian Network for International Surgery, as well as community events such as the annual Steveston Salmon Festival. She volunteered on the organizing committee of the Steveston Farmers & Artisan Market, chaired the South African Business Network Group, was membership director for the German Canadian Business Association and member of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Christine was a founding member and director of marketing for German Kids Richmond, a language school dedicated to keeping the German language and culture alive in our children.
Feeding her passion for children, Christine is a qualified Parent Consultant, Speaker and Course Facilitator for the Neufeld Institute, offering parents a new, yet intuitive way to make sense of their children.
TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES is also a proud founder of Spread the Smile – our own project putting smiles on the faces of underprivileged children in Africa by matching our clients’ donations.
Ask travel expert Christine Boecker to plan your next trip
and turn it into an unforgettable memory!
Let us pause for the taking of inventory,
To measure the debt we owe the tree.
For the searching root that knits the soil,
The cooling shade for those who toil,
The air we breathe, nature’s greatest gift,
And the leaf that heralds each season’s shift.
Forget not the fruit that feeds man and beast,
The branch that burns to prepare the feast.
That sturdy frame that builds the home,
And the paper on which you read this poem.
The tree gives all and asks no prize,
Even making the axe that ends its life.