How do you choose to celebrate Earth Day?

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In honor of Earth Day, we asked our followers, “How do you choose to celebrate?”. We compiled their answers in hopes that they will help give you an idea of how you can do your part this Earth Day. “We plant trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, wildflowers and hanging baskets. It is a total makeover with natural rocks and boulders.” –Cindy K. “I like to #OptOutside to appreciate my own backyard.” -Ellie S. “Last year I …

Experience Park Tours Launches First Day Trip: Seattle to Rainier

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The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most enchanting landscapes on earth, featuring lush forests and majestic mountains; naturally, we’ve chosen the glorious Mt. Rainier National Park in Western Washington to kick off our first offered day trip- Seattle to Rainier! Mt. Rainier National Park is one with an intriguing history and breathtaking attractions. According to the National Park Service, the park was established in 1899 and was the fifth National Park that the …

Joshua Tree National Park: Fire safety in the parks

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What can we learn from the Joshua Tree fire? How can we prevent future destruction by fire in our parks? Picture a desert. You might imagine something harsh like endless deserts of Africa, or maybe you imagine an endless sky, a gradient of browns and sage greens, a determined sun ready to lay down a blanket of vitamin D, and an overall scene of beauty all its own. Though, unless you were born with desert …

Small group travel: The travel trend that is shaping modern vacations.

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What is a small group? “Small group travel” depends on what tour operator you choose to travel with. Some companies offer “small groups” of more than 40 people, while others offer a more intimate setting with less than 20 people. No matter what size small group that you choose to travel with, you will be experiencing moments with people of different backgrounds, reflections and lifestyles that will each add a new perspective to your trip. …

When We Play: Balancing Adventure and Leisure

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Raising the industry standard We believe that leaving room for rest is just as important as making time to play. Whether our tours are a quick vacation, romantic getaway, or a family road trip; your travel experience should reflect a balanced blend of leisure and adventure. Pairing the action-packed elements of our tours with relaxing,  multi-generational opportunities allows each moment to be maximized to the fullest. Every guest has a custom experience We know that …

Where We Rest: Lodging

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Raising the industry standard With Experience Park Tours, every guest’s experience is characterized by the way they like to travel. Whether you’re an active early riser or a professional lounger, we invite you to choose how you vacation. We do this by providing mornings, afternoons and evenings that allow the flexibility to explore the region independently. Enjoy a private, sit-down meal with your travel partner using our Flex Pass, sneak off to the city for …

How We Dine Differently

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Raising the industry standard At Experience Park Tours, we look at food as the common ground that unites fellow travelers. We like to enhance the travel experience with fresh farm-to-table meals sourced from the regions where we’re traveling. We aim to make every moment unforgettable, and that shapes the way that we offer meals to our guests. We choose to use an on-board hospitality chef that is only focused on creating edible art for our …

3 Reasons to Travel with your Partner

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From honeymoons to spontaneous getaways, travel is a well known way to become closer and more intimate with your partner. According to a survey by Travelocity, over half of respondents currently in a relationship think that a romantic getaway is important to keeping a “spark” in their relationship. In the spirit of love, we are sharing our top 3 reasons why you should travel with your partner. Experience freedom together When you travel with your …

Cruises vs Land Cruises: Why we choose land and you should too

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When most people think of group travel, they imagine a packed bus full of picture-taking tourists, or of a traditional cruise ship where the decks are too crowded and the rooms are too cramped. Modern travel trends have tried something new by taking all that is sought after in a traditional cruise and subtracting the water- creating a land cruise. At Experience Park Tours, we prefer land cruises because guests are able to experience the …

5 Things to Consider When Comparing Tour Company Culinary Options

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Embrace culture through food.  Travel is about experiencing the story of the area that you are you are visiting. We know how important exploring our guest’s pallets is when it comes to fully indulging in a new environment. Authentic food brings people together, and that is what a luxury tour operator should be all about. Inclusivity The first thing to consider when comparing the meals on different tours is what is included. The last thing …