Travel Junkeys was started by Michael and Natalie McDermott 4 years ago. The McDermott's are continually being asked by friends and family about their travel secrets. This website was created to share those secrets. The McDermotts' have traveled the world for the purpose of ministry, business, politics, education, and tourism. Mike travels internationally every 30-60 days and domestically across the U.S.A monthly. Some of the nations and territories they have traveled are China, Mexico, Zambia,Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Portugal, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Germany, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Switzerland, St. Lucia, England, Belize, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Martin, West Indies, Barbados, France, Spain, Italy, Vatican City State, Tunisia, Qatar, Greece, the territory of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Antigua, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, Thailand, and 35 of the 50 states in the United States of America.
Michael has developed a unique gift to supply executive business development, administration, and management to multiple domestic and international companies of different industries at the same time. Effectively working daily and nightly between time zones, currencies, fluctuating exchange rates, languages, cultures, country regulations, and industry types accompanied by frequent national and international business travel across the USA and many nations across the globe has caused him to become a very diverse, efficient, and unique business leader. His broad multi-industry, multi-million dollar, and international scope of experience has granted him knowledge and skill that very few executives will ever have the opportunity to achieve. His company leadership and management of $10s of millions in revenue, investment, and assets combined and the execution of successful business deals and contract negotiations, has granted him understanding and strategic tactics for securing multi-million dollar contracts and doing business with Fortune 500 companies as large as $23 billion and $60 billion in revenue and developing start-up companies. He has built great teams in very complex and difficult situations. He has been responsible for building, managing, and leading hundreds of staff in multiple nations at one time, in addition to an apprenticeship of 1,000 apprentices. Earning two master's degrees and a doctorate degree from gold standard accredited schools, as well as having experience as a director and faculty member in three institutions of higher education, prepared him to reflect excellence in the small details crucial to profitable business. The process of his higher education experience and degrees has caused him to develop a methodical and systematic approach to business development and minimize companies’ margins of error. Michal & Natalie work together in their multifaceted business, McDermott Industries. Natalie has earned a gold standard accredited master's degree in the area of organizational leadership concentrated in entrepreneurial consulting and a bachelor's degree in professional development. Outside of their business Natalie has worked as a medical professional credentialing medical doctors, non-profit leader, volunteer mobilizer, and public speaker to countless thousands.