Michael Distler
Destination Specialist for Africa

Michael Distler

This sporting enthusiast has been water- and snow-skiing everywhere and tried all manner of active pursuits, from wakeboarding in Nice to white water rafting and canyoning in Interlaken, parasailing in the Bahamas, hang gliding in Costa Rica and diving with sharks in South Africa.

Although Mike is game for exploring the outdoors in faraway places, it's the simple pleasures that matter most to him. "Anywhere new where I can be outdoors during the day and kick back and relax at night with some old or new friends is when I’m happiest."

He was especially moved by his experiences in Burma in September of 2007 when the military brutally retaliated against students and Buddhist monks who had been peacefully protesting. “Nowhere outside of Africa had I been so moved by the culture and people of a region,” he says.  “The citizens of Burma certainly have a special place in my heart.”  

Although Mike’s specialty is focused on travel to Africa, he also Manages our team of Independent Contractors, is Master Bellini Club Ambassador and has been recognized by Travel Agent Magazine as a rising star in their 30 under 30 special edition as well as served on panels and the Steering Committe for the annual Young Leaders Conference.

Mike has been with Admiral Travel since graduating from FSU in 2005 with two degrees: Business Management and Hospitality Administration, "Same as Malaka," he says parenthetically.  Mike was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Boca Raton, FL. 

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