Nearly everyone has spent the past year close to home, sheltering in place, practicing social distancing, and awaiting arrival of a viable Covid-19 vaccine.

Now that the end of the pandemic is potentially within sight, many of us are ready for rejuvenating travel with friends and loved ones to some of America’s most beautiful natural settings.

I invite you to travel on an upcoming tour I am slated to be guiding, dependent on the number of passengers booking a given tour.

These departures are all with Off The Beaten Path, a company I’ve been guiding with since 2007.  Tours generally have one guide for up to eight passengers, and a second guide is brought on for up to 16 passengers.


Here’s the skinny on “OBP” trips I’m slated to guide in 2021:

Classic Canyon Medley highlights some of the U.S. Southwest’s most iconic places, including Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon South Rim, a mellow river float on the Colorado downstream from Page, Arizona, and relaxing, rejuvenating time exploring Zion National Park.

This tour starts and ends in Las Vegas and is rated as active and easy.

I am slated to be Guide 1 for both the April 11-17 and October 17-23 departures.

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Exploring Glacier National Park kicks off with a Class II/III white water rafting excursion just outside the national park before settling in to Lake McDonald Lodge for two nights.

We journey over Going-To-The-Sun Road and enjoy mountain hiking near Logan Pass, and enjoy boat rides across Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes to access the Grinnell Glacier Trailhead. We also stay two nights at historic Many Glacier Lodge on Glacier National Park’s east side, an indelibly scenic base camp for more wildlife watching and hiking adventures.

The tour starts and ends in Whitefish, Montana and is rated as active and amibitous.

I am slated to be Guide 1 for the August 23-28 departure and Guide 2 for the July 26-31 departure.

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P.S. Travel within your own group bubble in 2021. Customize one of these or other OBP tours with me as your guide-contact me at

I’d be happy to make an introduction with OBP’s travel planning team to explore available dates and help make that happen.

P.P.S.  Be sure to check back this week for blog postings listing departures I’m slated to lead with other travel companies, too!