Grand Adventures

Carmel Valley resident Kevin Jackson travels the world for a living with his company EXP Journeys. Kevin grew up in Ohio, received his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University, and then moved to Orange County to work in the aerospace and defense industry. After five years there, he moved to Australia to pursue an MBA. It was in business school that the idea for an adventure travel company was born, which he started with three of his classmates upon graduation in 2007.

x_adventures1Kevin now spends his days planning and guiding private trips in North and South America for families and groups. Past adventures include canyoneering in Arizona, climbing Mt. Whitney in California, dog sledding in Alaska, hiking in Chile, and kayaking with killer whales on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. “Meeting so many great people and being able to share amazing experiences with families is always the highlight for me,” Kevin shared. “I have the opportunity to see people do things for the first time and see the most spectacular places on the planet.”

Kevin has always been passionate about being active outdoors. In his free time he enjoys surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and spending time with his wife and two children, Harper and Austin. The family has lived in 92130 for just over a year, previously living in Del Mar for five years. “I really enjoy the family atmosphere, the parks, and being close to the beach,” he admitted. Kevin is also a loyal Cleveland Cavaliers fan and is hoping for another championship win this year. But for now he plans to continue following his passion, traveling, and exploring the world one adventure at a time.