5 years of experience
Scandinavia & Hudson Valley, NY
United States of America (USA)

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Castigat ridendo mores (laughter corrects morals) - Jean de Santeul / Stay curious, never stop broaden your horizon.


I’m an international mutt! Stockholm native by Russian & Austrian parents, married an Irish & Portuguese American, grew up in Sweden, lived in southern France (Pays Basque) and reside in Hudson Valley, NY since 2004.
I speak five languages with varying degrees of linguistic comprehension, body language and facial expression make up the missing verbiage.

During my off-tour time, I work as a Swedish translator and editor for Amazon’s Swedish linguistic team. I also translate fictional books for a publishing company. Lastly, I occasionally work for the U.S. State Department as a Swedish Linguist and Culture Specialist. Staying busy is one of my favorite things!

Loving human mother of two fab cats – the loves of my life.

Tours Offered & Destination Knowledge

Bus ToursLarge Group ToursMulti-Day Tour Director/LeaderPerformance Group ToursPrivate ToursTour Business Owner/Operator

US East Coast/Mid-Atlantic/Canada
- NYC, Washington D.C., Boston, Hudson Valley (resident), Vermont (PT-resident): Stowe
- Hudson Valley, hyper local tours of my hamlet, High Falls
- N.E./Fall Foliage: MA/ME/N.H.
- Newport, R.I.
- Cape Cod & The Islands
- Philadelphia
- Canada: Toronto, Niagara, Ottawa, Kingston, Montréal, Québec City, Maritimes, Canadian Rocky Mountains.

US South West & West
National Parks & Monuments, Tribal & State Parks:
- Grand Canyon
- Zion
- Bryce
- Grand Teton
- Yellowstone
- Glen Canyon/Lake Powell
- Capitol Reef
- Canyonlands
- Badlands
- Arches
- Mesa Verde
- Little Big Horn
- Monument Valley
- Custer SP
Cities, towns and locations in the proximity or en route of the above.

US Deep South
New Orleans, Memphis, Charleston, Savannah

- All five Scandinavian countries
- Estonia & Latvia
- France (Paris, Normandy, Provence, Pays Basque, Bordeaux)
- Spain (Navarra, Galicia, Rioja & Paἱs Vasco)
- Portugal (Lisbon, Porto, Douro Valley)
- United Kingdom (London)

Caribbean Islands
- Barbados
- St. Lucia
- Grenadines & St.. Vincent
- Martinique
- Grenada
- St. Thomas

Small Ships & Cruises
- Portugal: Duoro River onboard Spirit of Chartwell
- Eastern Caribbean onboard Royal Clipper
- Lower Mississippi onboard American Queen (New Orleans to Memphis)
- Norway: West & North Coast onboard several Hurtigruten ships
- South America: Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale onboard HAL’s MS Zaandam (March 2020)

Fun Fact!
I love digging deep into digital rabbit holes. Many of the stories I tell on tour derives from this passion. I'm also an app addict. Have yet to turn down a cool app...
Hobbies & Interests
Doing a lot of DIY projects in my colonial home, learning new skills by using my hands to create things, crafting! Constant focus on evolving and learning to be a better and more empathetic human. +30 years of going to San Fermin, Pamplona to meet my friends and have fun!


"Miriam set the tone for the trip from her opening email to all participants. She is very informative throughout the excursion and rolls with the unexpected but informs her passengers. She is open to suggestions and creative thinking in favor of the traveler. A tremendous asset to your organization." - Sep. 2021

"Miriam Bourin, travel director was exceptional! Really enjoyed her hard work and humor." - Oct. 2021

"Miriam was warm and professional- a great combination! Thank you for hiring the best people!" - Oct. 2021


Gateway Airport(s)



Washington, D.C., New York City (NYC)


ITMI & TripSchool


English, Spanish, French, Swedish, German

Additional Education

- Licensed Tour Guide: NYC, Washington D.C.
- Member: IATDG, GANYC and Washington D.C. Guild
- CPR and First-Aid Certification
- COVID-19 vaccinated & boosted

General Availability

Please inquire.

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