It may be hard to believe, but my love for maps and trip planning probably started at age 3, when the family took its first week-long trip. We explored the United States camping in tents and in our small van camper from the time I was 3 until 17. As an adult, I have planned family travel to areas throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. My adult children still want to come with us, because our trips are fun and include something specifically planned for each member of the group. And perhaps the fact that we’re footing the bill has something to do with it.
The love of food well prepared has brought Graham to interesting local restaurants few travelers find. In addition, a special hobby of his is to find good quality local wineries. He considers himself a reverse wine snob—-he prefers to visit wineries that are not known or mass marketed.
Dan knows how to enjoy the outdoors, whether it is sea kayaking, or hiking and staying at a remote cabin. He does not consider himself an avid sportsman, just a normal young adult with energy to use to enjoy these activities.
Nick and Lisa are currently in the midst of an extended exporation of New Zealand and Australia. Past travels have included areas of Europe, China, South America and Central America. They know how to get off the beaten track and can offer insight into how you can find afforable ways to enjoy activities that enhance your trip, including hiking/trekking and agri-tourism.
Willing to one degree or another to participate on family vacations, Sam has learned that the best way to get what he wants is to be involved in the planning process. His viewpoint can help your own kids find a voice. He is also an avid runner and his experiences getting a daily run in an unknown location has gotten him to see things we haven’t seen, even though we were on the same trip!
From the Appalachian Trail to Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, Lonny has climbed and hiked throughout the United States. His experience with backpacking can help you identify achievable trails and peaks for your enjoyment, whatever your experience and stamina.