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AdventureSmith Explorations’ Todd Smith Re-Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist List

Story by AdventureSmith Explorations

Posted: November 29, 2017

Since it’s inception in 2012, Todd Smith, Founder and President of small ship cruise specialists AdventureSmith Explorations’ has been honored by his inclusion in Condé Nast Traveler’s exclusive List of Top Travel Specialists. The 2017 list has just been announced and Smith has again been named to this prestigious group of travel professionals.

This annual list (see: recognizes the world’s leading experts and travel companies. Specialists are chosen based on their combination of specialized knowledge, firsthand travel experience, local connections, customer service, and value. Every year the Condé Nast Traveler team evaluates hundreds of applicants. Each applicant undergoes a rigorous screening process that includes a detailed application with sample itineraries, client references, and phone interviews.

The expert in small ship cruising

In describing Smith’s unique expertise, the Condé Nast editors had this to say, “A former expedition leader aboard small ships in Alaska and Mexico, Smith arranges adventure cruising on 150-passenger (or fewer) vessels in nature-rich locations (think Alaska or Central America). He can spell out your range of options—including boats you’ve never heard of where the emphasis is on exploring far from overbuilt ports and busloads of tourists. Your days will be active—think hiking, canoeing, paddle boarding—and there’s no formal dining or nighttime entertainment, but that doesn’t mean giving up all creature comforts: You might still get hot chocolate and warm cookies delivered to your kayak in Antarctica.”

This vision and years of hands-on experience led to Smith’s recognition as the small ship and expedition cruise expert being initially named to this prestigious list in 2012. His hand-picked staff in Tahoe City, CA, help him secure the reputation that, “Todd Smith can get you just about anywhere, from Antarctica to the Amazon,” according to the editors at Condé Nast Traveler.

In order to better serve both old and new clients, the company constantly refreshes and expands its itineraries. For details on all of AdventureSmith Expeditions’ small ship cruises, itineraries, availability and for 2018 reservations, please call 800-728-2875 toll-free or visit 

About AdventureSmith Explorations - Think Outside the Boat!

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, CA, along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. A recognized leader in small ship cruising, in 2012 owner Todd Smith joined the ranks of Conde Nast Traveler's prestigious World’s Top Travel Specialists List as the leading expert on small ship expeditions.