How it All Began For Buddy - In Depth
The following articles are a walk through Buddy Bombard’s early adventure years and how he became known as 'Everybody's Buddy.'
Buddy was only 13 years when bitten by wanderlust, encouraged by his mother from a very young age to “Live a life of towering memories.” These words were the guiding values shaping one of America's, if not the world’s, founders of adventure travel.
Buddy’s story is one of accomplishment to accomplishment... Air Force jet pilot, skier, scuba instructor, America’s Cup yachtsman, insurance executive,
tour and travel entrepreneur, photographer, honored balloon pilot, gourmet and renowned raconteur.
Coined ‘The Inventor of Short Adventure Holidays’ (Newsweek, 1970), and later “The Wizard of Ahhhhhhs,” Buddy’s quest has always been to expand other people’s lives by sharing his passion for memorable travel adventures.
More than 30 years later, Buddy’s boyhood dreams of adventure continue as a man's reality, sharing with those who choose to experience.
We hope you enjoy the posted articles and share a nostalgic moment with one of the first and, quite possibly, the founding father of adventure and experiential travel.