The United States is a diverse country with wide open spaces, souring mountains, and rushing rivers. When you’re choosing to explore the United States you have so many choices for places — National Parks, state parks, BLM land, and more. You also have an endless list of things to do on your adventure. Whether you’re a die-hard hiker looking to stick to what you know or an adrenaline junkie looking for a new rush, you’ll find it somewhere in the United States.
The true challenge of planning an adventure in the United States is deciding the what and where. Maybe you know you want to head to the desert, but aren’t sure what you’ll do when you get there. Or you know you want to shimmy through slot canyons in the desert, but you don’t know which ones are the best when you can go. That is where we come in!
In the past few years we have traveled extensively around the Western US by campervan, car, and Amtrak train. Our adventures have been solo, with our favorite other half, and with small groups of awesome people. We’ve gone climbing, camping, mountain biking, rafting, hiking, running, kayaking, horseback riding, and so much more. If the opportunity presents itself, we jump at it. We do all of this because we love it, be also because we want to try it all out so we can give you a worthy recommendation!
For all domestic/stateside adventures we focus on sharing our personal recommendations. Recommendations to places we have been to, experienced, and loved; laces we want to return to; places we would confidentially send our friends to. We know anyone can read (and write!) reviews for restaurants and hotels and trailheads on a multitude of online platforms, which is great. However, you get their singular review…you don’t get any backstory on their expectations or preferences. You’re stuck interpreting what they choose to share, which leaves you crossing your fingers and holding your breath when its time to venture out on your own adventures.
We want to take that “what if…” fear away from you. We plan to do that by getting to know you (and letting you get to know us!) then using your personality and individual preferences to pull together the perfect recommendations and itineraries for you.
Domestic Travel Consultation
Our Travel Consultations were created so we can share our knowledge and experience in a low-key, stress-free way. Imagine meeting a well-traveled friend for coffee to chat about an adventure you’d love to go on. You are there to gather up some basic information from someone with personal experience traveling to that region or with similar goals. By the time your coffee cup is empty you’re stoked on travel and are ready to head home to start researching the specific details.
The purpose of our Travel Consultations is to get you excited about the possibility of adventure…with personal recommendations and advice. Tell us when you want to travel and what you love doing outdoors. We will provide you with ideas for beautiful trails to explore, cozy places to stay, and local landmarks to visit. Our Travel Consultation package is the first step to getting yourself outdoors and on vacation.
Each consultation will focus on one region or one primary activity — decided by you, when you fill out our Book Now! survey. We’ll spend about thirty minutes chatting with you, either in-person, on the phone, or via Skype/Hangouts. This exchange of adventure stoke will not go into specific detail when it comes to travel logistics, but we will share travel tips specific to the adventures you’re interested in. Essentially, we are giving you an opportunity to hit us with all your most pressing adventure travel questions about exploring the Western US.
We focus on the following locations for our Domestic Travel Consultation: Colorado Rockies, Utah Deserts, and Pacific Northwest Trails. At this time we are limiting our domestic offerings simply because we want to be able to recommend locations and share tips about activities we have personally tried. In the coming year this will expand, we promise!
Domestic Daily Itinerary
hile our consultations are great at getting you started with the planning process they do leave the actual planning, scheming, and itinerary juggling to you. If you do not enjoy that aspect of adventure planning we also offer day-to-day itineraries. Our Daily Itinerary package takes the consultations to the next level. This is where we pull all your personal preferences for location, activities, and adventures together to create a robust day-to-day itinerary. It is as if that well-traveled friend you met for coffee is so excited about your adventure that they ask you a bunch of questions about what you’re most stoked on then do all the logistical juggling and scheduling research for you. In the end you have a caffeine buzz and a detailed day-to-day itinerary, including “rainy day” activities and links to the best local accommodations and eateries!
We set up our Daily Itinerary so that your adventure is laid out each day, but we also allow for a bit of wiggle room if weather isn’t cooperating or if you want a day to just chill at a local cafe. Each day will focus on the activities and adventures readily available to you, considering both the local offerings and your personal preferences. We will include links to local accommodations, tips on transportation, and estimated travel times. You will be able to use this daily itinerary to make reservations and to guide you through the entire trip.
Our Daily Itinerary can be purchased as an individual package or as an upgrade from our Travel Consultation. Either way, the process will start out the same — with a consultation where we chat about what/where you’re interested in and what we would recommend. For the Daily Itinerary we provide a sixty minute consultations where the first half focused on offering you suggestions (very similar to the stand-alone Travel Consultation) and the second half focused on figuring out exactly what you are most excited about. First, you get to ask us questions to figure out what your options are. Second, we ask you questions to figure out exactly what you’re interested in.
We then take all of this information and build out the Daily Itinerary, custom built to your preferences. You will be given an opportunity to provide a round of feedback on the itinerary before we provide you with a finalized robust day-to-day itinerary with links directly to the accommodations, transportation, and activities we have included. You will simply need to follow those links to book and confirm reservations…then it is time to adventure, around the world!
If you’re hoping for an adventure in the Western US, we’re here to help make it happen. We specialize in self-propelled adventures but we’re happy to help get you set up with anything you love doing. On our travels to these areas we have found all sorts of adventure. From hiking to backpacking to rock climbing to bikepacking, adventure is just waiting for you to commit to it. If you have any questions at all, about what we do, what we offer, or how we travel please feel free to shoot us an email via the Contact Us form!