About Champion Adventures-
Champion Adventures is a registered division of Champion Advocates LLC, a geriatric case management company since 2008. To learn more about Champion Advocates LLC, click here.
Our trips are specially designed for travelers age 50 and over, looking to experience fascinating and awe-inspiring locales worldwide and here in the United States. We pride ourselves on designing genuine adventures that take you beyond the run of the mill ‘on the bus – off the bus’ tour or the artificial cruise ship package.
Our small group size allows for bespoke travel emphasizing knowledgeable local guides and concierge-style service, while exploring at a contemplative pace. Our fully planned, supported and guided global travel will have you feeling well prepared, confident and ready for adventure.
We fully support your journey so that you are free to explore, learn, experience and deeply enjoy your own glorious adventure.
We create pre-designed and custom tailored travel adventures that allow you to experience the local people, genuine culture and amazing landscape of our destination locations.
Whether you are an experienced globetrotter who would like a champion to to blaze a new trail or the novice traveler who would appreciate some assistance to venture forth, Champion Adventures can offer you the unique experience of visiting fascinating destinations.
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I was born in Germany to American parents. My first big international trip was coming back “across the pond” to grow up in the Chicago area. I began a career as a concert cellist at age 12 that allowed me to immerse myself in Western art and history. As a cellist, I traveled extensively throughout the USA to both study and perform with inspiring musicians from around the world.
I am an avowed tree hugger and had the opportunity to live off the grid in a remote forest area of Northern California for many years where I could pursue my passions for star gazing, gardening and living in community with eagles, bears, wolves and other wild beings.
I am a life long student of art, mythology, history and philosophy. My quest for knowledge has led to treasured friendships and travel across the globe. I love finding true points of understanding and connection with people, whether it is in sharing the language of music, spiritual insights or the enduring love of family and place.
My long vocation in service and support began as a personal journey caring for a disabled parent. I am happiest when I am supporting others in their aspirational goals.
In my youth, I lived in Manhattan, Texas and Southern California. My childhood was filled by sailing with my family to and from Catalina Island, where we would spend much of our summers, or hiking through Yosemite while at camp.
At age 15, I traveled alone on planes and trains visiting family friends in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland. By the time I was 19, I took part in a summer Rotary International Youth Exchange to England and discovered a great love for the British Isles.
I was trained as a visual artist, studied with many renowned artists and received my BFA in Studio Art from the University of Southern California, where I met the love of my life – Anne.
Soon thereafter, my life took the unexpected twists and turns life often takes and moved to a remote region of Northern California where Anne and I married. There we built our own independently powered home, lived close to nature while raising our daughter.
During this time of life, I worked for several years in skilled nursing with aging residents. An unanticipated career path in aging services stuck and now spans more than 25 years.
Over the years, I have reflected upon the conceptual quote by the German artist, Joesph Beuys: “Sculpture as an evolutionary process; everyone is an artist.” We sculpt and shape our lives and in turn how we live sculpts and shapes us, as we embody the many nuances of our vast array of experiences.
I find this process so wonderfully grand and awe inspiring, to be embraced and never to be feared, rejected or regretted. I consider experiences to be the key! I realize much joy in sharing some of the infinite experiences the world has to offer each of us.
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Anthony Antoville, BFA, CMC is Care Manager Certified by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM). Anthony has over 25 years of professional experience in aging services, including Restorative Nursing as a CNA, State Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Program Manager for the Senior Information and Assistance and Caregiver Services Programs of Area 1 Agency on Aging for California. He is a published scholar on long-term care with The Edwin Mellen International Academic Press, and has co-created The Action-Compassion! Technique as an innovative approach to geriatric case management with Anne Conrad-Antoville. Over the years, Anthony has served many thousands of individuals and families assisting with countless issues. Currently, he serves on the State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease in Oregon (SPADO) on the Taskforce to Optimize Quality Care and Efficiency.
Anne Conrad-Antoville, BM, MM is a recognized expert on Medicare, health insurance and long-term care insurance as a former State Health Insurance Program Manager (SHIP) of an Area Agency on Aging and as a speaker on the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She became the sole caregiver for a disabled parent in 1986 and has been advocating for other family caregivers and seniors since the 1990s. She has been the recipient of Senior Advocacy awards for improving access and implementing results in senior services from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and from the State Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Programs Association and has received a Public Health Hero Award. Anne currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of The Metropolitan Senior Network of Portland.
Anne and Anthony of Champion Advocates LLC
Meeting with the Kamatua (Elders) in Otaki, New Zealand
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Photo Credits: Anthony Antoville, Anne Conrad-Antoville, Simon Cox