Meet the Director of Fun

Charlie finished his long and notable career with State Department in 2015, having lived abroad for 30 years. Charlie lived in Africa for 14 years, Southeast Asia and the Subcontinent for 5 years, Europe 8 years, the Middle East for 2 years. He now uses his experience in sometimes sketchy places to help new friends expand the edge of their personal maps.

In his years abroad, in addition to supporting America’s foreign interests, Charlie also managed the logistical needs of large travel groups, including POTUS, Congressional delegations, and the Secretary of State. He organized large multinational conferences, trade shows, and entrepreneurial workshops with over 1,500 participants. Delivering exceptional safety and quality for every group and experience, every time.

Charlie returned home to the USA and created Remote Recreation to bring curious travelers to Africa and other remote locations that he fell in love with: destinations that are sometimes a bit difficult to travel to independently. Remote Recreation is founded on a love of travel and adventure and is dedicated to bringing you the most authentic, life-changing, and cost-effective safaris possible.

In addition to traveling, Charlie loves fishing, hiking, cooking, and photography. Almost all of the photos in this website are his.

Charlie believes the best destinations are not the ones you go to see, but the ones you visit to experience.

Where is home, Charlie?

Our founding director has had the opportunity to call many places in the world his home. Travel is his passion; planning trips comes from a place of deep knowledge and personal experience. Check out the places he has lived!

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  • We can’t thank Charlie and Remote Recreation enough for our recent experience in Egypt. Noha, in Cairo, was hands-down the best tour guide we’ve ever had. A personal tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum (not open for another year) was particularly special. Charlie’s meticulous attention to detail and intimate local knowledge are a winning and unbeatable combination. If there’s a better value in personalized international adventure we haven’t found it. No need for us to look anywhere else. Thanks again Charlie. I’m sure we’ll be talking to you about the next journey soon.

    Chris and Mary F
    Egypt 2019

  • Our tours in Cairo were fabulous and the guides were exceptional. The tours along the Nile just cannot be missed. Walked 8.5 miles to (Petra's) sanctuary..superb...absolutely not to be missed.

    Bob and Jo H.
    Jordan/Egypt 2019

  • It was a great and memorable trip. The guides in New Delhi and Agra were very good and easy to work with. They adjusted accordingly to match the interest level of our kids (which wasn't all that great in New Delhi, unfortunately). Overall, everything went well and we appreciate you being so nimble in organizing everything. Perhaps we'll be in touch if/when we head to Africa!

    Michael K
    India 2019

  • Charlie helped design an amazing adventure for my family...I especially appreciated his frank advice on where to splurge and where to save. He was really invested in making this a wonderful trip.

    Jenny M. and family
    India October 2019

  • We had an amazing vacation and I have been talking up your planning acumen with everyone. We are still basking in the afterglow of two very relaxing weeks. I am shuddering at the credit card blls that resulted from being in such an amazing shopping destination. Now we need to talk Zimbabwe...

    Lisa V
    India 2019

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