“I submit my highest recommendation for Sports Journeys International. We have taken our Wooster teams on 6 International tours now. Our recent trip to Ireland and Scotland was our first with SJI and it was by far the best trip we have taken in terms of planning, organization, hotel accommodations, food and even the competition on the court. Jim Walker has outstanding knowledge of team foreign travel due to his extensive experience of taking his Moravian teams on many foreign tours. As a former coach, Jim understands competition levels and he has many contacts overseas. Jeremy Walker was our tour manager and he was outstanding. His tremendous personality allows him to relate extremely well with college players, parents of players and other members of the travel party. Jeremy also has the ability, due to his extensive travel experience, to solve problems that arise on the trip (eg. lost passport). If you choose Sports Journeys International to take your team overseas you will not be disappointed.” 

– Steve Moore – Men’s Basketball Coach – The College of Wooster

“NABA USA TOUR 2018, WELL!!!! WHAT TO SAY? Simply amazing!!! The trip was well put together, thought of and out together. Our various needs of basketball games, practice sessions, cultural tours and even down to the personnel interactions with staff, were excellent. Our group of players from 15 different nationalities were met with what has to be one of the most wonderful trips in their lifetime. All put together at a very affordable rate which was within our budget. For our next international TOUR we will definitely be using Sports Journey International. I highly recommend them. They can combine a personal touch with a high level corporate feel!”

– Dermot Russell – Academy Director North Atlantic Basketball Academy

“Our Canadian Tour was an incredible way to start the season! Jim did an awesome job planning and executing the trip down to the finest details. We played in competitive games, had great meals and created awesome moments & memories for our players in Niagara Falls/Toronto. Jim Walker/Sports Journeys International was easy to work with and extremely professional from the inquisition email to our arrival back on campus.”

– Matt Hunter – Men’s Basketball Coach – York College of PA

“Our trip to Canada was extremely well done. We are very grateful to Jim Walker for all of the planning, organizing, and execution involved. We were provided with great service and hospitality throughout the entire trip.”

– Darryl Keckler – Men’s Basketball Coach – Drew University

“The trip we took was an unforgettable experience! It included great team bonding, good games, and incredible sightseeing. The personal attention given to our team was really neat and made the trip that much better. Definitely something I will be talking about for the rest of my life.”

– Blake Southerland – Player – The College of Wooster

I have worked with Jim Walker for over 30 years. He is knowledgeable, organized and professional. His experience with travel is difficult to match. His attention to detail is second to none. You will not be disappointed with him organizing your trip.”  

– Mary Beth Spirk – Women’s Basketball Coach – Moravian College

“Jim Walker helped us plan our trip in August, 1997 to Ireland, Scotland and England. It was great to be able to use his expertise in planning our trip because his team had made a similar trip several summers before that. He took a great deal of time to talk to me during the planning process and was always there to take my calls whenever I had questions. He is very knowledgeable about basketball team travel and especially Ireland. I am certain he will be successful in building Sports Journeys International and in helping other teams and coaches with their tours.”

– Glenn Robinson – Men’s Basketball Coach – Franklin & Marshall College

“Coach Walker has a lot of experience with taking teams to Europe, especially Ireland. Since he was a coach for many years, he understands what it takes to run a successful trip with a team. When I call him with a question, he responds quickly. He is a great problem solver. We are taking our first trip with our University, and I would not have anyone but Jim help us with it.”

– Chris Heery – Women’s Basketball Coach – Wilkes University

“As a three time veteran of Jim Walker’s destination trips, I can personally attest to the care chosen in lodging, pricing and meals. My first trip with Jim Walker was to Ireland, a reasonably priced trip which allowed my daughter to attend with me. In ten days, my daughter and I were able to tour all of Ireland by bus during the day, and experience the culture by night on our own. Our bus driver and tour guide showed and taught us a history of Ireland we will never find in a history book, including having high tea with the Deputy Mayor of Dublin. Our accommodations were comfortable and normally included a great breakfast and dinner, but it is our memories of Ireland (and yes, there truly are 33 shades of green) that will stay with us forever.”

– Patricia (Donnelly) Bean – Fan of Moravian College Basketball

“I had the pleasure of taking two tours with Coach Walker, one as a player and one as an assistant coach. Not only were these tours well organized, informative, and highly entertaining, they were immersed in local culture. This is an experience other tours rarely capture. The memories from these trips will last me a lifetime.”

– Tyler Tripucka – Player &  Assistant Coach – Moravian College

“I have traveled on 6 foreign team tours with Jim Walker and the Moravian College basketball team including 3 tours to Ireland. In addition to myself, these tours have also included my husband, son, mother, brother, sister in law, and friends. Each of the tours has been a fantastic experience. I still remember the names of the tour guides, people we met, places we saw, bus drivers and even hotels and restaurants. These tours have been lifetime experiences for me as well as the 30+ fellow travelers.” 

– Ruby Myrlak – Parent and fan

“In my 4 short years as a collegiate athlete, one of my most memorable and interesting experiences was when Coach Walker arranged a tour to Ireland for our basketball team in August, 2004. For someone that hasn’t traveled too much, this was the trip of a lifetime. Coach Walker’s knowledge of the country and the culture was amazing, and his overall passion and enthusiasm made our trip to Ireland an unforgettable experience. The basketball was competitive but the comradery he created with our team really made it a remarkable journey. At the time we traveled on both coasts of Ireland as well as Dublin and Belfast. I personally liked the hurling match we went to and local pubs we spent time at with the basketball teams we just played against. I would highly recommend traveling with Coach Walker and especially to Ireland. It’s an amazing country to see and an even better experience if you have Coach Walker with you.”

– Brandon Zaleski ’05 – Player – Moravian College

“As a parent of a player and later parent of an assistant coach, I was fortunate to be able to join Coach Walker and his teams on two foreign tours, one to Ireland and another to France. As Coach Walker is a serious student of history, and of foreign cultures, he readily and enthusiastically became our “tour guide” as the group moved from city to city within each of these countries. He was able to provide very interesting dialogues for the group, using his knowledge of the places which we visited, and he also provided an historical perspective of the countries and cities we were in. After our first trip to Ireland, I could not wait for the next one to France. Coach Walker really did make these visits and these countries “come alive”, and I really treasure the time I spent with him during these trips.”

– Tracy Tripucka – Parent