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Participants will connect with each other and to nature through experiential education. In the beautiful bluff country of southeastern Minnesota, individuals will engage in classes in an outdoor setting which promotes learning in a manner not duplicated in a classroom.
The Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest is the largest region in the country, but the least populated. Its dense vegetation and its numerous rivers make travel, communication, and development more difficult – but more entertaining as well! Experience real life in the heart of the rainforest while you contribute to the development of its people, and support education, conservation, and health projects. Share the enthusiasm and help overcome the challenges that this region faces.
Yellowstone National Park is a paradise for family adventure and this trip is full of enough challenge, accomplishment and fun for everyone! Hike into Yellowstone’s backcountry, through the rainbow spray of a thundering waterfall and beside a shooting geyser. Raft a playful stretch of the beautiful Yellowstone River, perfect for beginners. Wind your way along a trail high into the Montana Rockies on horseback alongside a 4th generation cowboy, keeping an eye out for eagles, elk, bison and wolves. When night falls, recharge with a soak in a soothing hot spring and watch Old Faithful erupt under a blanket of stars before retiring to the comfort of your historic inn or resort.
Inside Maui’s 120-mile coastline lay a surprising range of microclimates. From exotic gardens to rain shadow dry lands, sandy lagoons and snowy peaks, the tropical island is an adventurer’s paradise. In this six-day multi-sport adventure, we pack the best Maui has to offer on both land and sea. Experience the challenging climbs and exhilarating descents of Maui’s mountainous back roads by bike and later by foot for a closer look at its lush landscape. Ocean-top activities of surfing and sea kayaking round out the full island experience.
From Sedona to the Grand Canyon, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, Arizona’s scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Trek deep into the Grand Canyon to an overlook at Ooh Aah Point before descending 1,200 feet through 40 million years of geological history to Cedar Ridge. Climb Red Butte for 360-degree views of Grand Canyon National Park. Hike Bright Angel Trail along shady creek beds, keeping an eye out for big horn sheep. Explore the pueblos, field houses, rock art and pottery of the Wupatki ruins, once home to prehistoric Anasazi and Sinagua farmers and traders. By night, savor a festive dinner at a local hot spot or a home cooked meal and toasted s’mores around the fire before calling it a night in the comfort of your lodge or luxury campsite.
With 1,600 miles of streams, countless lakes and over 800 miles of hiking trails, Yosemite National Park is the ultimate family escape. Stand at the foot of the “Grizzly Giant,” a 2,000- year-old, 90-foot wide and 200-foot tall Sequoia tree. Hike forest trails, climb granite domes and feel the mist of thundering waterfalls against your cheeks. Learn the basics of rock climbing with the help of our professional instructors. Top off your day in the tranquility of the Mariposa Sequoia Groves on Mawona Point with a slice homemade chocolate cake and a dollop of sugary-sweet whipped cream before returning to the comforts of the Tenaya Lodge.
Cruise with local Alaskans on a lovingly restored 12 passenger research yacht. Explore rugged coastal wilderness of Alaska’s Inside Passage from the gold rush capitol Juneau to the Scandinavian fishing village of Petersburg. Cruise among an island studded marine wilderness managed by the Tongass National Forest. Visit Frederick Sound,Baranof Wilderness, Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness, including Endicott Arm. Spring cruises in May also include several days of up close exploration inside Glacier Bay National Park. Days are spent kayaking, exploring ashore, and looking for wildlife, while evenings offer quiet solitude in secluded anchorages, a hot shower and warm bed. An Alaska cruise aboard the Catalyst is like having your own floating wilderness lodge, run by local Alaskans.
This trip is an in-depth exploration of the magical world of two national parks: Kenai Fjords and Denali. This hassle-free Monday through Sunday itinerary is ideal for those who wish to experience two of Alaska’s most stunning national parks with an engaged, participatory style of travel. Begin by exploring the spectacular seacoast, seeking out massive glaciers and abundant marine wildlife; then, travel north, and venture deep within the Kantishna region of the famed Denali National Park. Complemented by cozy lodging and stays in the charming towns of Seward and Talkeetna, the Alaska Coast to Denali Journey is a comprehensive Alaska adventure.
Such rich literary landscape can be enjoyed across the United Kingdom! There is a seemingly endless list of literature greats…Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Dickens, Dylan Thomas, Virginia Woolf, Wordsworth, the Brontes Thomas Hardy, Samuel Coleridge…and many more. Here’s the plot: our knowledgeable and entertaining guide takes you through some of the UK’s prettiest landscapes, visiting author’s homes, literary museums, towns and villages where stories are set, and places that obviously inspired the artist’s muse. Along the way we will see some tourist icons (far from the maddening crowds) and meet the locals, off the beaten track. Explore the classics of literature, learn in specialty educational workshops, perhaps add a dash of Harry Potter. The choice is yours. All itineraries are customized to suit the age of the group, course of study, and your available time frame.
See the best of London and its surrounding countryside with a more personal experience. Traveling in a small group, you will meet the locals and see famous sites after the crowds have left as well as hidden gems that many miss. Live the history of the areas you visit, sample life in small villages, and have experiences not open to larger groups in the company of your multi-talented driver/guide.