Sherry Pardee

Mango Tango Tours Founder


Traveling has been my life and work. It is the magic that sparks my imagination and stirs my soul. I grew up in a family of world travelers, hearing stories around the table and having foreign guests always at our house.

For over 30 years I have traveled the United States, working first as a folklorist and later as an folk and outsider art dealer. For years I drove the back roads of the Midwest, South and Southwestern U.S., taking in the landscape and culture of middle America. Over the last 10 years I returned to traveling internationally to Third World countries. I am also a documentary photographer.

Meeting people and experiencing cultures is my passion. For years I embarked on various adventures to many different wonderful countries. In the last few years I have had the great joy of sharing my vision and travel experiences with others leading tours — first to Cuba and now also India. I have a talent in finding interesting people tp meet and places to visit. I bring this ability to my tours. I am not a typical “tour person” and so my tours are not your typical tours. I don’t like to be bored and promise you won’t be either!

I design my tours to be comfortable and interesting. We travel in small, congenial groups and on comfortable buses. We stay in nice accommodations and eat at good restaurants. I always work with experienced local guides who give us keen insight into the culture and are a delight to have travel with us.

I design the itinerary of each tour and customize it to match the interests of each group. No two tours are the same.