VM Travel Adventures … How we started!!

VM Travel Adventures - Globe trotters, Corinne Thomson and Natascha Radchenko take you on the road less travelled.

In 1999, Corinne Thomson from Saskatoon, Sk. embarked on an adventure to offer small group theme tours to Europe. Coming from an entrepreneurial family she understood the concept of quality service and her 4 years of living and working in Europe prepped her to offer tours “off the beaten track”.

Corinne Thomson, Director, Multilingual guide

Corinne researches her passions and then shares them with the curious traveler! Fluent in French, she shares the wondrous corners of France with her guests – from the fishing villages of the Mediterranean Sea to the War Memorials on the Beaches of Normandy. Italy’s Cinque Terre and Amalfi Coast with exquisite views were soon on her radar as were the famous wine regions of Tuscany and Valpolicella.

Every November Corinne returns to Argentina to hone her tango skills and to ride polo ponies! She has also researched Iguazú Falls, Patagonia and Argentina’s wine regions of Mendoza and Salta.

Most recently the ‘step back in time’ Morocco visits add a new dimension to the adventures of VM Travel. She makes sunset atop a dromedary in the Sahara Desert a reality!  Passionate and enthusiastic, Corinne takes you off the beaten path in search of a truly intimate look at the unique corners of the world. Corinne currently resides in Fernie Alpine Resort where she plays in the mountains when she is not touring the globe.

 

Natascha Radchenko, Director, Multilingual Guide

Natascha is energetic, multilingual and resourceful when it comes to finding hidden treasures in other countries. Since 1999 she has lived and worked in the wine & tourism industries in Europe and South America, giving her well-rounded knowledge of the wine regions of the world. Natascha has over 10 years of experience as guide and interpreter in Spanish, French and Italian, and frequently leads tours to France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile & Argentina.

In 2008 she moved to Santiago, Chile to expand her experience in wine tourism with Concha y Toro and subsequently started a small Wine Tour business called VM Elite. For three years she escorted clients along the ‘Rutas del Vino’ in Chile and Argentina to share the delights of South American wine, food and culture with fellow travellers. Spain is another favourite destination of Natascha’s and she has explored almost every wine region from the Alpujarras to Yecla!  In 2011 Natascha returned to Canada to participate in VM Travel Adventures as director, marketing agent and multilingual guide. Natascha currently resides in the ski town of Fernie, BC.