Born in Scotland, travel has been part and parcel of Doug’s life. He grew up in Germany, where his father was with the British Forces. Doug chose a career in the Royal Air Force, and during his 30 years of service was based in the UK, Cyprus, Ireland and Germany, as well as filling the appointment as the Assistant Air Attaché at the British Embassy Moscow. Later moving into civilian aerospace, he flew to and fro across the Atlantic before settling in California, where he re-met and married his childhood sweetheart, and becoming a US citizen four years ago.
Doug still travels widely in Europe, where he has escorted a number of tours for Travcoa.
Fully bilingual in English and German, he also speaks reasonable French and Russian, as well as ‘survival’ Italian.