About Us

Explore the World with Us

Destination Discovery allows you to discover unique sites, regions, and cultures. As Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness.” Perhaps, in discovering new cultures we discover something new about ourselves. Our philosophy at Destination Discovery is that travel should be life enhancing. We believe the goal of travel should be to discover—not just to visit.

To learn more about who we are and get a sneak peak on our upcoming tours for the 2014 season, check out our Destination Discovery Overview.


Who We Are

Destination Discovery was founded in 1996 by Larry Bell, former U.S. diplomat in Paris, France and Rabat, Morocco. Larry shares his passion for travel and love of new cultures with the Destination Discovery family and guests around the world. We design, operate, and conduct tours in the western United States and at various destinations throughout Canada, Italy, France, England, and Morocco. We specialize in small group tours—generally no more than 20 guests—where travelers can establish long-lasting relationships and gain unforgettable experiences.


Our Guests

Destination Discovery caters to guests who welcome an escape from the ordinary. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality services and attention to detail. Our guests are not just passengers on a tour. They are friends who share a passion for travel and life-changing experiences who just happen to be going in the same direction. Why merely visit a destination when you can discover it? We invite our guests to experience history in the footsteps of those who changed its course.


Our Destinations

Immerse yourself in a new culture. Sample the culinary delights a region has to offer and master the art of preparing traditional cuisine with local chefs. Connect with artisans and historians who share stories of life in their part of the world. Whether it’s capturing a landscape through photography, observing the surroundings from a hot air balloon, or experiencing first-hand the art of making cheese, wine, chocolate, liqueur, or other delicacies, we will return home with new ideas, broader perspectives, and discriminating palates.


Custom Tours

In addition to the signature tours that Destination Discovery offers each year, we have a staff of certified tour directors, operations professionals, and local contacts ready to design a unique tour for your group or family. Contact us with questions or to create your custom tour today.