John F.United States
We had never been in the Twin Cities and Jim showed us a great cross section of the area in a well-done whirlwind tour. He was very knowledgeable and personable, and we learned a lot on our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John and Maureen, Thank you for your kind words. As I hope was evident, I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with you and your friends from North Carolina. I hope you all had a good trip back home. Thanks again. Jim
David LongUnited States
5star ... Jim was just right for our group. Thorough tours plus patience.
Pat DillonUnited States
James far exceeded our expectations from his pick up at 8am in Redwing to dropping us off at the airport . His "all day" tour of the twin cities could not have been better. We certainly learned a lot and clearly understand why he loves his home so much. Pat & Vicki Dillon
Simon DaviesWellingborough, SELECT ONE, United Kingdom
Thank you to James/ Jim for a superb tour! James/ Jim is an excellent guide - what he doesn't know about the area is not worth knowing, and also an excellent host - anything you need he'll sort! Totally recommended when you are in the area!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Simon, thank you for your kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed showing you the Twin Cities and the St. Croix River. I also appreciated your adventuresome spirit in letting me take you to places I had never taken a traveler before. And I look forward to taking you on more adventures upon your return to Minnesota. In the meantime, travel well. Jim
Hal WaldmanUnited States
Excellent. Both very knowledgeable and very friendly. We had a wonderful experience
Kevin PurcellDubuque, IOWA, United States
Jim provided a great tour and relevant information the Minneapolis area. We enjoyed the 3 hours with him and encourage others to utilize his services when considering a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kevin, thank you for the kind words. I hope you and Sue enjoyed the rest of your stay in Minneapolis. Jim
Beverly NoeUnited States
Jim was more than we could have hoped for. With only one day in Minneapolis & 5 senior women to navigate, he was able to plan an all day itinerary that encompassed all the back and forth of several e-mails of custom planning. Jim is knowledgeable about the history, topography, geography & architecture of the city......much more than we never thought we would learn in such a short stay. Highly recommended even if you have friends or relatives in the area. Even they will learn something new!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Beverly, Thank you for your kind words. I greatly enjoyed showing you and your delightful friends around the cities, and I deeply appreciated your and their willingness to visit several interesting but off-the-beaten-path parts of the cities. In response to your question about why Somali refugees came to Minnesota, it appears that, when war broke out in Somalia in 1990, refugees were placed where local volunteer agencies ("Volags") made the best offer. Minnesota Volags stepped up. Thanks again. Jim
Alice RichterUnited States
Jim did an awesome job showing us (who are locals!) and our out of town guests some of the great sites of Minneapolis/St. Paul, including the Mississippi River. He was very receptive to questions and comments, and very knowledgeable about the cities. We only wish we had more time to spend with him. We will certainly ask him again, because there are so many things we didn't get to this time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alice, I, too, had a great time yesterday, and I would jump at the chance to show you and Ed (and guests) more parts of the Cities (see, e.g., today's StarTribune at pp. E1 and E6, sacred spots of the Dakota). Thanks again. Jim