Trouvaille Travel Group

Trouvaille is not your typical group travel company. We provide meaningful, memorable, and expertly planned experiences.

Trouvaille seeks to connect the people of the world and to witness the beauty of our planet. We are a leader in sustainable, experiential, and life-affirming small group tours.

Your Long-Term Travel Partner

Trouvaille is not your typical small group travel company. We are also not a travel agency. We are much more! Trouvaille is nurturing an authentic, vibrant travel community through meaningful, memorable, and expertly planned experiences. Our goal is to become your partner in travel and we want to help you achieve all of your travel aspirations now and in the years to come!

Another part of Trouvaille’s mission is to connect the people of the world to foster understanding across nations and cultures, while witnessing the beauty of our planet. We are a leader in sustainable, experiential, and life-affirming small group tours.

We are proud to announce our 2018 award for Readers' Choice for the Arizona Daily Star for the small group travel category.

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About Our Team

When a few seasoned adventurers gathered to review their amazing finds around the world, the idea for a new kind of group travel company was born. Trouvaille’s guides love to explore, and aim to deliver more than just a great vacation. We want you to walk away with a sense of connection to the culture, history, and beauty of that location.

Fabulous destinations, unique and engaging experiences, the companionship of fellow travelers, safety in numbers, life-enhancing discoveries, and simple joys comprise travel with Trouvaille.

Meet our team!

Paul S. Hardersen

One of the co-founders of Trouvaille, Paul serves as the Chief Executive Officer and as a host for several of Trouvaille’s travel destinations. Paul is originally from Davenport, Iowa. He finished high school having never ventured east of Silvis, Illinois, and hungered to see the world. To date, Paul has explored the Caribbean, England, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Romania, Israel, Singapore, Hawaii and most U.S. states. As a young adult, Paul served honorably in the U.S. Navy for almost 5 years, and then attended college at Iowa State University (BS, geology; BA political science) and Rensselaer Polytechnic University (M.S., Ph.D., geology). He then worked as an associate professor at the University of North Dakota. Currently Paul works out of Tucson, Arizona, as a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, where he studies asteroids and the Sun. He is also father to twins! A 2017/2018 Yelp Elite member and self-proclaimed 'foodie,' Paul loves lobster rolls. He is on a mission to sample more than 500 different lobster rolls while formulating his own signature roll, worthy of culinary greatness. Paul describes his love of travel as a deeply felt desire to live the best life possible. With Trouvaille, he is both scientist and explorer, and daring to be more than what he has ever been. He invites you leave the beaten path and delve into the undiscovered country with him.

Jazmin Jourdain

World travel has been Jazmin's education and passion since her high school, the Bronx High School Science, selected her as a U.S. Youth Ambassador. For four months at only 16 years old, they sent her to explore Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kurdistan. Inspired, she joined the domestic Peace Corps, and worked to create youth leadership programs and broaden educational opportunities for inner city kids. Simultaneously to her life in the nonprofit world, Jazmin took a job in the mailroom at New York asset manager Baron Capital, Inc., to financially support her budding programs. Her career with Baron took off, and Jazmin currently serves as Vice President, Director, and Registered Representative for Baron. She is responsible for Shareholder Services, Branding, Corporate Projects, and Large Scale Events. Hers is a literal mailroom-to-boardroom story. Jazmin also serves as a board member for Aspira of New York and The Dream Project. She is very involved with GMHC of New York, The Felix, Global Giving, and Helping Hands Foundations. Jazmin is a co-founder of Trouvaille, continues to learn and grow through her extensive travels, and looks forward to sharing her lucky finds with you.

James Mueller

Irish Dance Instructor

James serves as a Trouville host for our Ireland and Isle of Man cultural adventures. His story began 20 years ago with a simple question: ``Do you want to go to Ireland?`` At the time, James was a post-graduate who enjoyed Irish céilí dancing on the side. Who would have guessed that one request by his then-dance instructor to plan and execute their first trip would lead to over 100,000 miles of driving through Ireland, plus excursions to England, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and Austria? Now a certified Irish dance instructor and adjudicator, Jim shares his 20 years of travel experience in Europe with Trouvaille.

Sarah Nolan-Hardersen

Sarah helps Trouvaille with the administration, policy development, and trip hosting. An Australian native living in the U.S., Sarah is an alumna of Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. There, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Health and subsequently studied with the United Nations. Sarah is passionate about community, sustainable development, and travel. In retrospect, she feels blessed her parents moved from the United Kingdom to New Zealand when she was a child because her time in New Zealand ignited her interest in the environment and caring for this world. After 23 years living in Australia raising four awesome kids, Sarah happily relocated to Tucson, Arizona. She finds it an excellent base to explore all corners of the United States!

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