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Hello Dr. Freedman,
We have enjoyed so much your informative and wonderfully presented lectures.
They've added an invaluable dimension to our cruise experience.
Thanks so much and kind regards,
Janet & Charles R
John, I was totally enthralled by every one of your lectures. 
Other lecturers can't hold a candle to your presentation skills 
and your ability to distill information into such interesting and entertaining packets.
You have a gift, and it is such a pleasure to have been exposed to you  
 Allan L
Oceania Insignia World Cruise - Cape Town to Miami
Dear John,
Thank you for the informative lectures and all your sharing. 
We thoroughly enjoyed this as the high point of this cruise!
Thank you, 
Hal & Marsha Lou Thicksten
Orange County, CA
        WHO WE ARE and WHAT WE DO
Dr. John Freedman 
is an independent scholar and highly sought-after Guest Lecturer who brings travel destinations alive with scholarly, entertaining, and richly-illustrated presentations exploring the history, geography, cultural aspects, natural beauty and current affairs 
of fascinating destinations throughout the world. 
A graduate of Brown University and Yale Medical School, he has explored 
over 150 countries on seven continents and is noted for his deep knowledge 
and abiding passion for travel and teaching. He has received the highest accolades from a wide range of travelers, cruise lines, and tour operators over the past 18 years and is a frequently featured enrichment lecturer and destination expert on prestigious cruise lines and riverboats worldwide. Dr. Freedman has extensive experience as both an Expedition Leader and a featured Lecturer on travel programs sponsored by the industry's leading educational travel operators including 
National Geographic Expeditions, Smithsonian Journeys, 
Harvard and Yale Alumni Associations, Lindblad Expeditions, 
Asia Transpacific Journeys, American Museum of Natural History Study Tours 
and numerous others. 
He has an extraordinary ability to share his knowledge and passion with others in a vivid, engaging, and inspiring way. 
Dr. Freedman retired from medicine in 2014 after 34 years in clinical practice and 25 years as a department Chair in order to devote himself full-time to his lifelong avocation of travel-related education. He keeps in touch with the global medical world through his non-profit charity, Medical Exchange International

Tina Freedman 

is a lifelong inveterate travel enthusiast with a degree in Travel Management from Michigan State University and a wealth of experience leading educational travel programs worldwide. She also provides invaluable research assistance and editing skills which contribute to our very refined lecture product. 

Tina brings additional value with her knowledge of gastronomy and enology 

through her years of experience in the hospitality industry in the Sonoma wine country where John and Tina have made their home since 1989.


We enrich the educational travel experience for all 

through highly informative and entertaining presentations, 

informative and topical briefings and discussions, and 

robust engagement with both the trip participants and the local culture. 


 to the travel experience. 


Dr. John, We want to thank you for being such a fantastic speaker
and providing such wonderful context for our travels!
Dean & Joe H


Excellent lectures! Very knowledgeable and very interesting!

Holly & Jim Hill


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Dear John, 

We had the DELIGHTFUL opportunity to attend ALL of your 

"Scholarship at Sea" lectures during our 16-day Southeast Asia cruise. 

We have already reflected positive comments on your lectures on our survey, 

and we are looking forward to more on future cruises!


Bob & Gayle Murphy


Dear Dr. Freedman,

Thank you so much for your excellent, knowledgeable, and well-delivered enrichment lectures. Your talks greatly enhanced our travel experience. 

You opened up new avenues of study for us - Thank you.

Roy & Carol Rogers

Thanks so much for the many great talks that helped make our trip so interesting. 
We didn't miss one of them. We look forward to another trip soon. 
Eileen and I enjoyed meeting you and Tina! 
All the best,
John & Eileen Leo
West Hartford, CT  
Dear Dr. Freedman,
We thoroughly enjoyed your lectures throughout Southeast Asia. 
Please forward me your recommendations for movies and books 
that you often referred to in your lectures. Thanks again for enriching our cruise!
Betty & Dick Moore

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