Hello, I’m Mike Casavant and I’m originally from Kingston, NY, in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley. I am eager to be your Tour Manager, and my goal is to show you new adventures, making each destination not just a place, but a unique lifetime of memories!
I initially got the travel bug at ten years old when my father announced that our family would be moving to Nice, France. During those years, our family saw the best that Europe had to offer. Growing up, I was an avid skier and always wanted to go west to the Rocky Mountains. I sought a nomination to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
Upon graduation, I went to Navigation School in Sacramento, CA which kicked off my flying career in the Air Force as a C-130 Navigator, allowing me to travel the world. My first duty assignment was Charleston, SC so I jumped in my car and drove cross country to the low country. After ten years in Charleston, I was assigned to Savannah and have called Hilton Head Island my home for the past 22 years.
While serving my country, I have traveled to over 60 countries and 49 states and have been deployed to Panama, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. After I retired, I wanted to see all the places I glossed over in detail and what better way to do it as a Tour Guide with GNT!
I’ve been very fortunate to see so many incredible destinations and I have realized that further is not necessarily better. As a Tour Guide with GNT, I have traveled up and down the East Coast and have seen so many local amazing sights that I never knew existed. It is impossible to pick one single favorite destination since every GNT Tour highlights the best at each location, which makes each trip one of a kind and one you won’t soon forget.
What I love about GNT is the family atmosphere where everyone knows each other and works together to shape each trip to best fit the group we’re working with. Because each group is unique, we tailor each location to best fit the individual group’s interests. I try to listen to what’s important to each group to insure we personalize each trip to hit all the highlights at each location. My goal is to make your trip the one that you’ll never forget. The only way for me to do that is to get to know each person to know their interests and to make a friendship that will last a lifetime. I like the saying “One’s Destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Let GNT show you things you would have never known existed.