Know Before You Go: Hiking in Mount Rainier

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Washington state, perched in the upper left corner of the US is known for having a wide variety of prime geographic regions; it is one of the only states in the US  where you can experience the ocean, mountains, high desert, and bustling cities all in one state.  Only those who have experienced the North West understand the overwhelming beauty of Mount Rainier National Park. Those who are able to tie up their hiking boots …

Where We Visit: Featuring Timberline Lodge & Mount Hood

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On our engaging Oregon Adventure, we spend the day traveling up the historic Columbia River Highway that features Vista House, the Gateway to the Gorge, Multnomah Falls, The Dalles, the Lewis and Clark Columbia River Discovery Center, and the Hood River Fruit Loop with spectacular views of Mount Hood-finally ending in the comfort and warmth of Timberline Lodge. Emily, who works to promote all aspects of the lodge and her husband, Jason, the Executive Chef …

Experience the Parks: Smith Rock State Park

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There are many perks to working for a travel company. One of those perks is getting the opportunity to explore the areas that we will bring our guests to. By physically visiting these places ourselves, we can properly and strategically craft itineraries and activities that we are familiar with to create the best opportunities for our guests. In mid-March, part of our team headed down the coast to scope out new, captivating areas that would …

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 …

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 …

Top 5 Things to Pack When Traveling in the National Parks

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5 necessities that National Park savvy travelers never forget. If you’re traveling to a National Park, less is more. Don’t be held back by packing excessively. Keep it simple and practical, because once you lay your eyes on Old Faithful erupting in Yellowstone or whales breaching in the Pacific– all you will be concerned with is that moment. Here are our top five things that all National Park fanatics make sure to pack. 1.  Active …

How to Take Remarkable Landscape Photos on a Photography Tour

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Any landscape photographer knows that it isn’t always easy. To get the best possible shot,  you need to roll up your sleeves and head into the great outdoors. Photography tours are a great way to see different landscapes, unique views and to explore the environment in your photos. Here are 5 tips to capture unforgettable moments that create a sense of escaping reality. 1. Location Having a beautiful location makes it hard not to take …

Enjoy your trip how you choose, surrounded by the beauty of our National Parks

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Do what you love. We are here to help.   Many travel companies offer activity scales to make sure that your abilities and interests match the pace of the rest of the group that you are traveling with. If you look around our website, you’ll quickly find that we don’t have specific tours for certain people. This is simply because we take pride in making our National Park group tours flexible, while providing extensive options so …