Staff Educational Trips
As part of our ongoing development (and to support our passion for discovery and learning), AmeriCan Adventures encourages staff to explore new regions and attractions as part of a sponsored Staff Travel program. Here you can read about some of our recent experiences:
Earlier this year, I decided to explore a state that I’ve heard nothing but great things about: Oregon. Often overlooked in comparison to California’s coast, the Oregon coast has many beautiful rocky cliff view points and expansive beaches.
As advancement on my training and in an effort to help understand the business model, I got to play the passenger role on one of our best trip itineraries – Northern Eastern BLT. This nine day trip covered Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal, Stowe VT, Boston and many stops in between.
In April I was able to take advantage of AmeriCan Adventures’ staff travel benefit by exploring the John Day Fossil Beds area of Oregon. A few weeks before my trip Iain Shiels (Product Manager for Grand American Adventures) sent me a photo of the Painted Hills area and said, “I want to do a trip that goes here.”
The Pacific Northwest is wildly diverse. Not many places have ragged coastlines, rainforests, whales, bears, and mountains all in one. This is a destination not to be missed!
In the northeast central region of Arizona, there is a land and people that have been quietly living in harmony as the longest established community in North America’s history; this is Hopi Land.
Since starting as a leader in 1993, I have always dreamt of a road trip through Alaska. The lure of wide open roads, magnificent mountain ranges and lush coastal parks would be the penultimate prize in my quest to visit all 50 US States.
Josh Garber headed to Acadia National Park and camped on the island Isle au Haut, a small part of the park located 45 minutes from Stonington, Maine. Isle au Haut is a hunk of granite with a thin topsoil that is 6 miles long and 2 miles wide, home to 80 people in the summer and 40 people year round.
Over the past week I have been lucky enough to travel through three amazing and diverse areas; Sequoia, King’s Canyon, and Joshua Tree National Parks. After a long stint in the office, watching tour leaders come back with stunning pictures and great stories, I have to say, I had become a bit envious.
I love to get off the beaten path, so I decided to spend a week exploring Big Bend National Park in west Texas. Only about 350,000 visitors a year make it to this remote part of the US-Mexican border, where the Chisos Mountains nestle up against the Rio Grande River.
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