Mitch Bach has been an opera composer, philosophy teacher, and magazine photographer, but the central activity his life has revolved around is travel. After graduating high school he left home with a backpack and no plan, and moved to New Zealand simply because it was the farthest place he could go. 75 countries later he ended up with degrees from the Sorbonne University in Paris in history, philosophy, and music, but his summers were spent organizing and leading groups around Europe and the rest of the world. He started his own tour company and now lives in Manhattan, where he guides locally and internationally, and trains new tour guides and directors. He runs TripSchool, which leads destination trainings in the US and Canada, and publishes commentary guides for several east coast cities, and opportunities for joining a network of experienced tourism professionals who offer mentorship and practical destination help. When he’s not racing around the world, Mitch composes classical music (he just premiered his second opera) and takes photos for leading publications.