John Feenaghty President, Inspiring Vacations North America

Our aptly-named John F holds the position of President, Inspiring Vacations North America. With three decades of travel experience, John is tasked with growing our presence in this exciting region. 

John landed in the industry after a stint in the Royal Australian Air Force, but his favourite job has always been teaching water skiing many years ago at a summer camp in New Hampshire, a place he considers his second home. Since then, he has visited over 44 countries and lived in Bath, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Toronto. 

John is currently eyeballing our Antarctica and South America tours, but not before embarking on his 25th wedding anniversary trip to Greece and Croatia (which is, don’t remind him, a couple of years overdue). His most unforgettable travel experiences are a child-free trip to Italy with his wife when his children were finally adults, and Southern Africa, where he was truly spoiled and saw two leopards on his first safari outing, on the very first afternoon of his stay at Sabi Sabi.  

For John, life is all about experiences, so it seems he is in the right industry: “Travel gives those experiences – be it solo, a couple, a family, with relatives or friends – I have always been interested in the experiences gathered and learned through our investment in visiting new places.”  

His dream dinner guests are David Attenborough, Jesus, and Stephen Hawking. “I figure it’ll be a great mix of heart, mind and physical being – can you imagine the conversations?” 

And they’d have a travel tale or two to share, too.