Welcome to the San Juan Islands, where the summer sun shines, the sea glistens and the pace of life slows. Find your rhythm biking along quiet country roads, spend time kayaking in peaceful inlets and connect to nature hiking amid old-growth forests. A hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest, this natural playground is perfect for an active outdoor adventure.
Behold postcard-perfect Pacific Northwest scenery as you ferry from island to island with the locals
Bike through majestic fir and cedar forests, explore driftwood beaches, and savor the day’s fresh catch
Sail on a wildlife cruise and keep your eyes peeled for the chance to spot whales from the open water
Admire views of emerald islands, Mount Baker, and Canada’s coastal peaks from atop Mount Constitution
There are 13 possible itinerary departures from mid-June to late September 2021. These 6 days, 5-night adventures are truly special!
Intrigued? Ask me! Know someone who might love this type of adventure? Share it with them! I love helping people get out & explore with land-based vacations & active adventures of all kinds. Don't let the agency name fool you...we are SO MUCH MORE than just cruises! I am a Backroads Certified Specialist, and would love to help you find the right active adventure for you!
Spring is here for many parts of the country...hurray! But for my SKI LOVING FRIENDS... did you realize that I can help with your next ski vacation? I'll bet you didn't, because too many people see the name Cruise Planners and think all we do are cruise vacations!
But sure enough...we can, and do! Across the US & Canada, South America, and Europe, the choices are plentiful. We can book more than 120 mountain resorts worldwide, and about 4,000 properties...so your options are seemingly endless!
When you're ready to start planning that big ski trip for next winter, I would love to have a chat with you and help make your downhill dreams
More continuing ed taking place in my house recently. For all your ACTIVE adventure vacations, I'm your guy as a newly minted Backroads Certified Specialist! From biking/cycling trips to multi-adventures that also feature hiking, rafting, kayaking, and more.
I've added a page on my website about it as well where you might learn more. Please feel free to share this info with anyone in your sphere who loves ACTIVE vacations and experiences! I would love to help them find some incredible options around the US and when international borders re-open, around the globe!
Legendary vineyards. Soaring redwood forests. And the dramatic Pacific coast. This is Northern California. And for you, it's a fantastic week and an incredible journey. Wine tastings and gourmet meals enlighten your palate. Stunning scenery invigorates. And top-notch spas relax and rejuvenate... all in one remarkable place simply known as the Wine Country.
There are 24 possible itinerary departures from April to November 2021. These 6 days, 5-night adventures are truly special!
Intrigued? Ask me! Know someone who might love this type of adventure? Share it with them! I love helping people get out & explore with land-based vacations & active adventures of all kinds. Don't let the agency name fool you...we are SO MUCH MORE than just cruises!
Learn more about other biking and active adventures on our dedicated page!
WYOMING'S YELLOWSTONE & TETONS MULTI-ADVENTURE TOUR
The Tetons. Majestic peaks above, meadows, and glacial lakes below. And the Snake River winding through the valley. Yellowstone is one of a kind. Geysers really do erupt hourly. Sulfur-scented hot springs glimmer like jewels. Bison and elk are as common as tourists. As you hike, bike, kayak, raft and explore these epic regions, your experience will be just as spectacular.
• Paddle through the twisting rapids of the Snake River with a professional white-water guide
• Bike a spectacular route beneath the jagged peaks of the Teton Range, one of the most beautiful car-free paths in the west
• Hike in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a geologic wonderland and home of the park's biggest waterfall
• Experience thrilling sightings of wonderful wildlife in the air, on the water, and across the land—have your camera ready!
• There are 16 available Trip dates for this tour in 2021 between June and mid-September.
WHAT'S INCLUDED? A LOT!
• Your Choice: Performance Road Bike, Touring Bike, Electric-Assist Bike, Carbon Bike, or Tandem Bike
• All breakfasts, 5 lunches, & 4 dinners
• Expertise & services of experienced Trip Leaders
• Snacks & beverages between meals
• Additional guides & experts from the region
• Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
• All gratuities at hotels & restaurants
• On biking & multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped titanium bike plus helmet & accessories
• Trailercycles, carriers, & kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
• Equipment & experienced guides for rafting as described
• Park & other entry fees
• Fares for trains, ferries, & other modes of travel
• Select coach transfers
• Baggage transfers & porterage
Intrigued? Ask me! Know someone who might love this type of adventure? Share it, please! I love helping people get out & explore with land-based vacations & adventures of all kinds. Don't let the agency name fool you...we are SO MUCH MORE than just cruises!
Few trips or experiences can compete with the underwater adventure and beauty of a scuba vacation! Check out this experience in Hawaii, just one of many that we can help you book around the world in some of the best dive locations.
SCUBA DIVING WITH MANTA RAYS & MORE IN HAWAII
The Big Island's volcanic underwater topography filled with lava tubes, arches, and craters is a diver's wonderland.
Kona is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Offering a week of liveaboard scuba diving along the western coast of the island at favorite sites. The yacht ventures far from the reach of day operators to beautiful South Point, the southernmost tip of Hawaii.
The Kona liveaboard experience operates out of downtown Kailua-Kona. Kona liveaboard scuba diving in Hawaii begins Sunday morning and ends Friday afternoon when the yacht returns to port.
- Average of up to 27 dives on 7-night charters (multiple day and night dives)
- Average water temperature: 72 – 80F, 22 – 27C with thermoclines
- 3-5mm wetsuit and hood is recommended year-round
- All dives are from the yacht.
Dive tours available year-round.
Love Scuba diving but have already been to Hawaii? Check out these other incredible international dive tours available:
The Bahamas | Belize | Cayman Islands | Costa Rica | Galapagos | Indonesia | Maldives | Palau | Philippines | Red Sea | Roatan | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Turks & Caicos and more
Sydney's laid-back outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world's top cities to visit and live in. The stunning harbour provides a dramatic backdrop for the city's famous icons - the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydneysiders are a friendly, energetic bunch with a positive approach to life. It's a city with a genuine sense of style, a love of sport and celebrations including New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras, the Sydney Festival, and the Sydney International Art Series. You'll find plenty of things to see and do in Sydney. Sydney Harbour is a natural playground, and the views are world-class. There's a wide-ranging cultural life, a dynamic food scene and vibrant cityscape of outstanding contemporary and colonial architecture. Iconic beaches - most notably Bondi and Manly - and five major national parks deliver unforgettable outdoor experiences.
Are you ready to plan a Down Under holiday? As an Aussie Specialist, I'm ready to help you make your Down Under dreams come true. Click the link to be further inspired! Then visit my Australian Adventures page to submit your request to start planning the adventure!
Three times larger than England and with a population of less than 40,000, the Kimberley region – spread over Australia's entire north-western corner – is one of the world's last wilderness frontiers. Here you'll find prolific wildlife, majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes, and several outback stations, as well as one of Australia's greatest 4WD road trips. Despite the area's remoteness, it's also a place of great food, luxury accommodation, friendly locals, and one of the most romantic beach towns on Earth.
Who's ready to explore this amazing destination? I'm ready to help you do it. Let's chat about your dream Aussie holiday.
was established as a National Park back in 1890, though parts of it were set
aside for preservation and protection as far back as the 1860’s when Abraham
Lincoln was residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The park itself contains more than 800 miles
of hiking trails and 300 miles of paved roads within the approximately 1,189
square mile park (about the size of the state of Rhode Island) – and about 95%
of the park is designated wilderness.
ranges in elevation from 2,127 to 13,114 feet and boasts five major vegetation
zones: chaparral/oak woodland, lower montane forest, upper montane forest,
subalpine zone, and alpine. Of
California's 7,000 plant species, about 50% occur in the Sierra Nevada and more
than 20% within Yosemite, and Yosemite boasts about 160 rare plant species.
within Yosemite Valley, the parks central area where the majority of the park’s
established camping and lodging facilities are located include numerous
waterfalls (Yosemite Falls being the highest waterfall in the nation), as well
as a variety of well-known mountain formations popularly documented in famed
photographs by noted photographer Ansel Adams, such as Half Dome, and El
Capitan – the largest single granite rock on the planet.
abound within the park, for naturalists and adventurists alike. Hundreds of
miles of hiking trails, as well as nearly 20 miles of scenic Class IV rapids
for white water rapids enthusiasts. The moderately strenuous Mist Trail offers
a close-up look at Vernal Falls, a 317-foot waterfall on the John Muir Trail,
as well as Bridalveil Fall, a 620-foot waterfall. The John Muir Trail itself works its’ way through
211 miles, and up to 11,000 feet in elevation.
within the Yosemite Valley includes hotel accommodations, tent-cabins and
traditional campsites. The beautiful and
majestic Ahwahnee hotel, constructed in 1927, is a master showpiece of stone
and native timber, with heart-stopping views and breathtaking public
spaces. Winters at the Ahwahnee are a
glorious experience, especially during the holiday season when the lodge
features its’ beloved, traditional, Bracebridge Dinner, which dates back to the
1930’s, and features Old English Yuletide cheer.
information about Yosemite, or to explore the possibility of creating your own
vacation memories in or near this crown jewel in America’s portfolio of
National Parks, don’t hesitate to visit my website, or call 855.776.1733.