John Sweat is the director of orchestras and the guitar ensemble at Howard High School. From his first year of teaching in 1996, he incorporated travel into his classes. His students have performed several times at both the Walt Disney World and Universal Resorts in Orlando, FL. In addition to these trips, John has guided his students on tours around the Southeast on performing and historical discovery itineraries, at home and abroad.
From an early age, John’s parents instilled the importance of travel as a major component in a person’s education and life experience. He grew up traveling across the country on road trips that spanned weeks as they explored places from Las Vegas to Washington, D. C. His love for travel has never diminished, having designed, and led tours through wonderful destinations such as Charleston, St. Augustine, and New England. When traveling with friends and family, you might find John in his favorite destination – Italy, where he has led numerous tours.
John believes that travel is an imperative part of a fulfilled life. His philosophy regarding travel is that we are meant to immerse ourselves as fully as possible into our newfound destinations. When exploring a new place, John works to ensure that his travelers are experiencing their visit as a local would. John is thrilled to be a part of Guardian Travel. He is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to collaborate with you and assist you in planning an itinerary that will not only be memorable, but life changing.
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet” – Rachel Wolchin