Vagabond Ventures, LLC

Adventure & Dive Travel

About Us

David and I fell in love with travel the moment we took our first trip together in 1985, on our honeymoon to the island of Jamaica. Since that time, we have traveled extensively throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean, including a 9-month period where we studied Spanish in four different Latin American countries. We more recently have extended our explorations to include Thailand, Indonesia and the Cook Islands. I have been a certified diver since 1981, and hold a Dive Control Specialist rating with Scuba Schools International (SSI), and an Assistant Instructor rating with SDI. David has been a certified diver since 1984, and holds a Divemaster Instructor rating with SSI, and an Instructor Rating with SDI. We have been teaching scuba classes together for over 10 years.

We are both licensed registered nurses and paramedics, and as such consider safety as one of our primary concerns, with fun being a close runner up. We decided to share our passion for travel with others in 2008 when we started leading group dive trips. That lead ultimately to the development of our travel company, Vagabond Ventures, LLC.

We believe in the unique ability of travel to liberate the individual and enhance their life experience by connecting with people of other cultures, new environments and nature. It is our pleasure to share with you the life-changing effects of travel.
Rebecca Cook

Vagabond Philosophy


Who doesn’t, every now and then, long for a chance to shake off the external trappings of the material world and experience the freedom of the open road, to breathe in fully the richness of the earth and its vast diversity?

We realize that the word vagabond may have a negative connotation in some people’s minds. We chose the word because it does challenge preconceived ideas, which is what we believe travel does. We also chose it because of its representation of freedom and liberation, which is also what we believe travel does. It liberates!

During travel, we not only get a chance to learn about other cultures or other species that we share the planet with, but we also get a chance to learn about ourselves and where we may be stuck or rigid. We are given the opportunity to expand our awareness and grow as human beings. We come back from these journeys renewed, refreshed and enlightened.

We invite you to “road test your inner vagabond.”


Vagabond Ventures, LLC
P.O. Box 24
Phoenix, Oregon 97535

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

Helen Keller