Our Philosophy

Our philosophy at SJI is to provide highly personalized travel services to our customers, women’s and men’s collegiate teams and athletes. We feel that college student athletes deserve the opportunity to combine their athletic skills with an international travel experience to learn more about and interact with a foreign culture. By focusing our tours on just a few destinations and a few sports, this allows us to use our expertise to provide the best possible experience for all travelers. We will be personally involved in contacting and booking all accommodations, restaurants, sightseeing, Irish opponents, and facilities.

Our Promise

We promise that each tour will be arranged and conducted as if we were taking our own team on your tour. Coaches bringing their teams will be encouraged to provide input into the planning and decision-making regarding all aspects of the tour. We want this to be your tour, not a packaged tour that we have arranged. We will meet with you personally *when possible* to discuss the tour and one of our staff will accompany you on the tour to make sure that everything occurs as planned. All coaches will be able to concentrate on their coaching role and our staff tour manager will take care of all management responsibilities. Players, coaches, and fans will be able to relax and enjoy the basketball and the touring. You will be able to reach us 24/7 during, before and after the tour in order to have any of your questions answered. We want to be able to live up to our promise that this in an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

Why Sports Journeys International?

  • 35+ years of experience in tour planning and operations.
  • Everything on the tour is taken care of by SJI & tour manager from all meals to washing uniforms.
  • The coach can enjoy the trip, coach her/his team, and leave all the worries to us.
  • A great blend of basketball experiences and cultural experiences.
  • We have excellent sport contacts throughout Europe & Canada
  • Because we are a small company with specific focuses, we can make your tour special.
  • We are an attentive, personalized and customer friendly company.

Sport Changes Life - Our Friends in Ireland

McDaniel College Men’s Basketball Canadian Journey with President Jim Walker
Friday October 13th An excited McDaniel College Men's Basketball team departed from the front of Gill Gymnasium in Westminster, MD, around 3:00 p.m. for their charter bus ride to Niagara Falls, Canada. They met their Sports Journeys International tour manager, Tracy Tripucka, at the Buffalo Airport before crossing the border …
Ithaca College Men’s Basketball Canadian Journey with President Jim Walker
Wednesday October 11th An excited Ithaca College Bombers Men's Basketball team departed from the front of Ben Light Gymnasium around 3:00 p.m. for their charter bus ride to Niagara Falls, Canada. They arrived for dinner at the 520-foot-high Skylon Tower Summit Buffet overlooking the Falls, lit spectacularly with colored spotlights. …
The College of Wooster Men’s Basketball French Journey with Managing Director Jeremy Walker
Saturday October 8th After their overnight flight the group arrived at Paris CDG airport full of excitement for the next 8 days journeying through France. Myself and our partners in France were ready and waiting when they arrived at the airport. Some delays at the airport due to computers being …
York College of Pennsylvania Men’s Basketball Canadian Journey with President Jim Walker
Friday October 7th It was an exciting day for the York College Spartans. Following classes, the players, coaches, and staff, joined by SJI President Jim Walker, gathered in front of the Charles Wolf Gym for a lunchtime departure towards Montreal, Canada. On the drive, there was one rest stop and …