Following up on my February 1 blog post, which highlights tours I’m scheduled to lead with Off the Beaten Path, here are some more upcoming travel adventures to consider for a nature escape in 2021!

First off are two tours I am slated to guide in 2021 with Smithsonian Journeys:

Pueblo Culture and History Mesa Verde, Chaco Culture, Canyon de Chelly, and Pueblo of Acoma are some of the significant Southwestern sites we visit on this epic eight-day adventure.

The tour starts in Durango, Colorado and ends in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hikes and walks are rated easy to moderate with at times uneven, unpaved and rocky trails, many of them occurring at higher elevation.

I am slated to guide with and support Smithsonian Journeys expert John Ninnemann for the May 15-22 and October 9-16, 2021 departures. John and I have a long history working together on many national parks departures over the years!

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P.S. If you want to read an outstanding book about the Southwest, grab a copy of Blood and Thunder: The  Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides.


Next is a tour I am slated to guide in 2021 with NatGeo Expeditions:

Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks visits some of the most treasured, iconic places in the national parks system.

Enjoy less traveled trails along the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, explore Zion’s towering colorful sandstone canyons, and cap it off in stunning Bryce Canyon, home to hoodoos, pinnacles, and exceptionally clear night skies when the weather cooperates.

This eight day, seven night tour starts and ends in St. George, Utah and is rated as light to moderate.

I am slated to guide with and support NatGeo expert Jeremy Schmidt for the June 5-12, 2021 departure. Jeremy and I also have a long history guiding together on this and many other national parks adventures over the years!

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