How it All Began For Buddy - Briefly


 
Skiing

Skiing
Dartmouth College Commencement

Dartmouth College Commencement
 
Air Force Trained Pilot

Air Force Trained Pilot
4 America's Cup 1st String Crew Member

4 America's Cup 1st String Crew Member
 
 
Buddy's "Chalet Club" - Adventures He Created For Others
 
Catalina Flying Boat Scuba Program
In the Bahamas

Catalina Flying Boat Scuba Program
Diving Trips In The Bahamas

Diving Trips
 
10-Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

10-Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trips
10-Day Pack Trips In The
Rocky Mountains

10-Day Pack Trips in The Rocky Mountains
 
6-Day Yachting Trips Along
The New England Coast

6-Day Yachting Trips along the New England Coast
Dog Sledding, Aspen CO

Dog Sledding, Aspen CO
 
"Buddy is Everybody's Buddy"
Sports Illustrated


Buddy is Everybody's Buddy
Malcolm Forbes Ballooning Award

Malcolm Forbes Award
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.