Trouvaille Travel Group

Trouvaille Vision and Mission Statement

Our Vision: Trouvaille’s vision is to connect people; to bring people together to better understand, experience, and appreciate the amazing diversity of the peoples, cultures, histories, and natural environments of our planet. We are a small group travel experience company that is dedicated to transforming the travel industry through meaningful and immersive travel experiences. With our focus on small group travel led by expert hosts, Trouvaille Travelers experience the culture, the history, the natural beauty, the cuisine, and the authentic “vibe” of each destination. You don’t just visit our destinations; you live them! In addition, by offering nearly all-inclusive travel and personalized customer service that is second to none, we make travel easier, safer, and more enjoyable.

Our Mission: Trouvaille accomplishes its mission by focusing on three activities:

• Our Trouvaille Signature Travel Experiences offer annual, uniquely-curated, and expertly hosted small group travel experiences in the U.S. and around the world. Our small group travel experiences are designed for small groups ranging from 4-20 travelers.
• Our Trouvaille Day Trips offer all-inclusive day experiences in select U.S. cities that highlight the unique cultures, cuisines, histories, and natural beauties of our destinations. We currently offer day trips in Tucson, Arizona, and New York City, but we plan to offer day trips in every U.S. state.
• Our Business-to-Business services where we offer comprehensive, turnkey travel solutions for businesses small and large. From day trips and small group travel experiences to travel planning for events of all sizes, we are a partner in helping businesses succeed.

Our Values: Trouvaille values the basic integrity and decency of all people from all cultures and all walks of life, we value open and respectful communication and discussion, we value personal discovery as a way to learn and grow as an individual, we respect our collective similarities and differences, and we value sustainability and the wise use of resources on our planet.

Your Long-Term Travel Partner

Trouvaille is not your typical travel company. We are combining the uniqueness of custom-made travel experiences with the services of a travel agency to provide a truly one-stop-shopping experience for all of your travel needs. 

Our small group travel services offer in-depth experiences into the culture, history, nature, and cuisines of the destinations where we travel. From the U.S. and the Caribbean to Europe and Asia, we are expanding to provide you with unique, fun, and fulfilling ways to explore the world. We also offer all-inclusive day trips in select U.S. cities and regions to highlight the character and charm of each locality.

Our travel services include booking services (airfare, hotel, rental car, activities), trip development and itinerary planning, travel advice, and group travel planning assistance. Wherever you want to go in the world, we’ll help you get there!

Trouvaille is a certified CCRA travel agency and tour operator. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Southern Arizona. Our team includes dedicated tour leaders and travel associates with certifications from The Travel Institute and the CTA Network.

We are proud to announce our being selected as a 2019 Favorite for the Arizona Daily Star's Readers' Choice contest 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 Hardersen

Paul S. Hardersen, CTA

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Paul Hardersen is currently serving as the founder and Chief Executive Officer for Trouvaille. His passion for travel and exploration led him to the creation of Trouvaille with the desire to help people from all backgrounds and locations to explore their world through travel and to truly connect with people from around the world. Throughout his life thus far, Dr. Hardersen has traveled extensively and that includes most U.S. states, Caribbean islands from St. Martin to Grenada, England, Italy, Israel, France, Germany, Romania, and Singapore. He is a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) for the greater Tucson metro region. He also possesses a Certified Travel Associate (CTA) certification through The Travel Institute.

Dr. Hardersen's past accomplishments include earning undergraduate degrees in political science and geology from Iowa State University and Master's and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has more than 15 years experience conducting basic scientific research on the compositions of main-belt asteroids via NASA research grant funding and has extensive experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate college students.

Sarah Nolan

Administration/HR

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!

Therese Perreault, CTA

Trouvaille Travel Host

Therese Perreault brings an authentic and hospitable approach to small group travel and cultural retreats. Born and raised in Boston, but now living in the desert of Tucson,
Therese continues to pursue her passion for photography and storytelling and weaves her creative energy into every travel adventure. She is also a fine art documentary photographer, media producer, digital storyteller and facilitator, certified yoga teacher, activist, cultural worker, marketing connoisseur, gardening/hoe, and hospitality queen.

Therese has lived in Maine, Florida, Arizona, London, Mexico, and Italy. She has traveled throughout the US, Caribbean, and Great Britain. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) for the Tucson metro region.

Russell Cischke

Business Advisor

Russell works for Newchip, a crowdfunding accelerator and fundraising platform based in Austin, Texas. Russell serves as a business advisor to Trouvaille and provides advice and consultations, as needed.

Stephanie Jaworski

Trouvaille Travel Host

Stephanie is very sociable, positive, and detail oriented. These qualities are brought to all of the excursions and events that she is involved with. She has been very active in the world of Fashion with her own company, Fashion 1st, which has brought her to be very much involved in many of the events of the major fashion designers from around the world. She has always had a love for dance which led to her love for ice skating, particularly ice dance. She skates weekly and has been a competitor with a synchronized figure skating team that has brought her to numerous locations around the country. She has also been on the board of the Skating Club of New York since 2009. In that capacity she has been very actively involved in managing competitions and helping to organize trips for the skaters. In recent years her career in the travel industry has blossomed. She has been hosting, organizing and coordinating various trips and events for school groups, seniors and families both in New York and around the north east. Growing up in the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island, Stephanie has always had a love for the beach and has never met an oyster that she didn't like! She originally moved to New York to study psychology at Fordham University and has lived in NYC ever since.

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