Trip Leaders

JASON TONIOLI

Amazing Vacations Co-Founder & “Piano Guy”

Jason spent his first 12 years of his career as a bank marketing director. Since he was in kindergarten, he has been playing piano and has released over 10 albums. In 2012 he chose to exit the banking world and started a consulting firm and software company that focused on helping banks. In 2018 he sold his shares in that company and shortly thereafter started Amazing Vacations with the goal of changing lives of a handful of individuals in Costa Rica. A simple trip with no intention of starting a travel business has turned into a fast growing travel company that continues to focus on helping families and small groups have amazing travel experiences. 

You’ll find Jason hosting adventure trips as well as cruise or land tours around the world. If you travel with Jason, you’ll likely enjoy a piano concert of some kind as part of your vacation, so long as there is a piano available. 

He’s also a busy dad of 4 kids and volunteers in many soccer coaching and church service roles. 

Walter Centeno

Costa Rica Lead

If you are traveling to Costa Rica, it is very likely you will meet or spend several days with Walter. He’s the guy that oversees all of our Costa Rica trips and ensures everything goes smoothly. His story is inspirational and we’re told that it gives people goosebumps. If you’d like to read Walter’s story, we encourage you to click on this link to find out more. 

Walter is one of the co-founders and owners of Amazing Vacations Costa Rica. He’s the boss and guy who is in charge but he’s always pitching in and doing things to help others. He’s our boots on the ground, Native Costa Rican + Rock Star Guide and Operations Director. He’s spent more than 14 years working in the Costa Rica travel industry and seems to know everyone. He has worked as a guide and operations manager learning from three of the most well respected travel companies in the country.

Brittany Parker

Amazing Vacations Co-Founder & “Piano Guy”

Brittany, from Rifle, Colorado, is a professional whitewater SUP paddler and river surfer paddling for Badfish Stand Up Paddle. She’s working to grow river surfing and whitewater SUP through her co-owned instructional business RVR 2 RVR. Her love of SUP and river surfing has taken her all over the world, from Japan to Zimbabwe, where she was part of a team attempting the first descent of the Zambezi on boards.

She co-produced and starred in a film called ‘Can I Surf That’ where she traveled around the country in search of the “perfect” river wave. Her love of writing transcends her paddling career and has been a part of her life as far back as she can remember. She’s been published in several magazines and regularly writes poetry; all of which lives on her website www.bpsurfs.com. She believes nature and the river is life’s greatest teacher and will do everything she can to protect it.

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