Philip Burns graduated from college in his native Belize then decided that Trip Leading was the life for him in the beautiful country that he calls "a jewel." He entered Belize's official guide school, studying a variety of subjects from the ancient Maya to tropical ecosystems, with a special focus on ornithology and archaeology. He loves being "an ambassador" for the rich cultural and natural heritage of Belize. In the last five years, Philip has been featured in several travel shows on Belize and in 2006 he was named Guide of the Year by the Belize Tourism Board. The father of three boys, he enjoys bicycling in his free time.