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Long-time tour guide is always learning


By Jenna Carpenter – The Garden Island | Sunday, December 11, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

In his 13 years working as a tour guide for Kipu Ranch Adventures, Troy Shanks estimates he has met 50,000 people.

“I probably have a place to stay in every state in the United States and about 10 different countries,” he said. “I’ve met people who have become really good friends of mine. I’ve taken them around the island or have been able to go meet up with them in their state.”



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