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About Us


As founder and President of BK Tours & Travel, I bring more than 40 years of personal and professional travel experience to this company. Traveling and discovering the wonders of foreign lands and cultures has, for me, been a lifetime fascination that I want to share with my travelers. Beginning as a young college student when I worked in Europe, it evolved into a passion during my military career. In my military career I had many challenging and rewarding assignments from Vietnam as an adviser with the South Vietnam Army, to Fort Bragg, NC with the XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division and Heidelberg, Germany with U.S. Army Europe Headquarters Europe and V Corps.  In 1999,  I retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel after 31 years  of military service.  I have combined that career experience and knowledge with a network of travel consultants and suppliers to serve the needs and interests of my travel clients. At BK Tours & Travel we take pride in offering a high-end, small escorted group travel and providing personalized service. Thank you!

Our mission is to take you to the WORLD!

Thank you for visiting our site.

William J. Ridley,
President, BK Tours & Travel



Member of:


• Asian American Chamber of Commerce  (AACC)

• Ireland Specialist Programme

• Germany Certified Travel Specialist

• France Certified Travel Specialist

• Thailand Certified Travel Specialist

• Austrian Certified Travel Specialist

• International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN)



Big Ride in Laos
Feeding Buddhist Monks in Vientiane
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