DC with Daniel’s Experienced City Tour Guides

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Meet Daniel

Daniel was born in Savanna, Georgia, and grew up on a family farm in Appling County, Georgia. From an early age he was an avid reader with a fascination with history. By age 19, he was a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Political Science and a Phi Beta Kappa Key. While pursuing a graduate degree at Oxford University he combined his love and study of history with the many opportunities to explore and travel around Europe for almost three years.

While at the University of Georgia, he was a founder/owner of University Travel Agency and gained his first experience as a tour director, leading tours throughout Western Europe.

His first US government job was US Senate followed by an opportunity to work at the White House during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. His last federal government role was as Chair of the US International Trade Commission, followed by private sector jobs including work and travel assignments around the country, in Europe, Asia, and Latin/South America.

Daniel’s study and love of history is both academic and personal.

Daniel’s earliest confirmed ancestor was a distant grandfather who first arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, was captured by the Native Americans, traded to and held captive by the Spanish, who exchanged him for a Spanish seaman held by the English, in time for him to return to Massachusetts in 1620. He returned to Jamestown, died and was buried in Jamestown in 1623.

Later grandfathers served in the Revolutionary War. A Civil War grandfather is buried in Arlington National Cemetery and a Civil War cousin, who died in the Battle of Gettysburg, is buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

With a career covering government, private, non-profit, and educational sectors, and a life-long love of history, Daniel has enjoyed leading tours from Williamsburg to Boston for the past 20 years. A frequent comment from people on a tour with Daniel is ---“I just do not want the tour to end.”

About Rosanna

Rosanna, Daniel’s daughter, was born in Washington, DC, served as a Page in the US Senate, began her college years at the University of Montpellier in France and was graduated by Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, with a degree in French. She shares Daniel’s love of history and a family heritage dating to some of the earliest immigrants arriving at Jamestown and Plymouth.

Her study in an ancient French university, a solid academic foundation, strong linguist skills, and a desire for excitement and travel was her transition to a professional position at the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

After a 15-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with exciting (and sometimes dangerous) assignments in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as at the Langley Headquarters of the CIA, she now enjoys working in the private sector, with more flexibility to spend quality time as the mother of two young children.

With a continuing love of history and a willingness to share her experiences, she enjoys giving tours in Washington, DC as a city guide. She has developed a very popular tour of Spies in DC, as seen through the eyes of a former covert operator herself.