TT: You’ve been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence twice now and were nominated for a Luxury Travel Guide Award. How does that feel?
Kirk: You know, it feels wonderful, but if you read through any of the reviews it’s so much more than that. When people contact me for a tour they ask me to explain what it’s about. I start out by asking what camera they use, what they like to shoot pictures of, what level they’re at – beginner, intermediate or advanced. What would they like to learn? There’s a personal connection that takes place. So it feels wonderful to receive the recognition on Trip Advisor but it’s so much more than that – it’s a connection.