Ensure your next trip is a rewarding discovery full of rich, lasting memories. Explore new destinations, savor delicious food, have fun while you travel.
Benefit from experience managing all aspects of tour development, design, marketing, and operation. Dining, lodging, expert local guides, transportation; whatever is required to create a trip for a day, a week or more, on a schedule that leaves time to relax and enjoy the
Trust a reputation for reliability, thorough research, expert logistics, valued supplier relationships, ingenuity & resourcefulness, creativity, and an engaging social style.
Rely on a travel portfolio spanning all 50 States, 6 Canadian Provinces, Colonial Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean; by private train, luxury coach and under sail.
Join a uniquely qualified tour manager and interpretative guide who has led travelers across the continent on scenic byways, forest trails, glaciers, great lakes and rivers; to more than 50 national parks and monuments, visiting North America's most inviting cities.
Availability: Half-day, full-day, multi-day
Denver Metro/Front Range: Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder
Geographic Areas: Foothills above Denver (Roxborough State Park, Boulder County Parks & Open Space, Denver Mountain Parks, Dinosaur Ridge, Red Rock Amphitheatre, Lookout Mountain, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Mt. Evans, Gold Mines, Hot Springs, Scenic & Historic Trains); Northern Colorado; (Loveland, Fort Collins Breweries, Poudre River Canyon, Greeley); Southern Colorado (Pueblo, Upper & Lower Arkansas River Valley, Westcliffe, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Scenic & Historic Trains, Scenic 4x4 drives); Plains (National Grasslands, Camp Amache National Historic Site, Picketwire Canyon Dinosaur Track Site, Wind Energy Farms, Bent's Fort National Monument (NM)); Western Colorado & Colorado Plateau (Grand Junction/Palisade, Wineries, Colorado NM, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (NP), Colorado River country (Utah - Salt Lake City Area, Cedar Breaks NM, Zion National Park NP, Bryce NP, Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Grand Canyon NP); Northwestern Colorado (Dinosaur NM, Steamboat Springs, Hot Springs); Southwestern Colorado (Four Corners, Mesa Verde NP, Chimney Rock NM, Durango - Scenic & Historic Trains, Hiking, Southern Ute Indians, Telluride, Silverton, Ouray, Scenic 4x4 drives); Colorado Rocky Mountains (Upper Arkansas River Valley including Salida, Buena Vista, Princeton Hot Springs, Ghost Towns, Rugged 4x4 Pass Roads, Leadville National Historic District, Cottonwood Pass, Crested Butte, Winter & Summer destination resorts
including Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Copper Mountain, Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool, Caverns, Aspen, Maroon Bells Wilderness Area, Scenic & Historic Trains); Rocky Mountain region (Montana - Glacier NP, Buffalo Jumps, Gates of the Mountains, Lewis & Clark history, Helena, Little Big Horn NM, Wyoming - Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP, Snake River float trips, Devil's Tower NM, South Dakota - Black Hills, Jewel
Cave NP, Wind Cave NP, Custer State Park, Badlands
Special Sites: Rocky Mountains National Park; Trail Ridge Road, Continental Divide; Denver area (Downtown, micro-breweries, State Capitol and City buildings, U.S. Mint, historic sites, museums, Botanic Gardens, urban parks & trails, bikeways, charming, hidden local business districts), Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak Region (Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Manitou Springs, urban parks & trails, Cripple Creek/Victor Mining Districts, Florissant NM, state and national forest recreation areas); Royal Gorge Region (Whitewater Rafting, Jeep Tours, Ziplines, Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Dinosaur Sites, nature walks & hikes, Gold Medal Trout Fishing, ATV adventures, big game hunting expeditions, horseback riding, authentic chuckwagon dinners); Natural Features (Geology, western landscapes and amazing adaptations of plants and animals explained for the non-scientist by an Interpretative
Naturalist, Colorado's rivers and water in the arid west); Colorado's 25 Scenic & Historic Byways have something for everyone - Gold Camps and Ghost Towns, National and Natural Historic sites, Nature walks and day-hikes for the novice & avid enthusiasts; Themed tours (Breweries micro-to-macro, narrow gauge railroads, wineries & distilleries, historic and contemporary mines & mining, reuse and recycling, western water resources, state parks, national forests, federal lands and recreation areas)
Special Interests: Adventure, walking/hiking, cycling, historical, architectural, geological, photography, fall color, anthropology, cultural,
skiing, fundraising trips, aritourism, culinary, Segway
Tour and Travel Services: Itinerary Viability TestingTM - (Allow me to validate tour itineraries and schedules. Verify tours can be operated reliably, smoothly, profitably, and can consistently exceed guest expectations. Be prepared for unexpected contingencies. Tour Editorial and Copywriting Services - (Ensuring travel brochures and tour descriptions promise only what operators can deliver); Private Rail Car Tours - Your personal cruise ship on railsTM (All arrangements for short excursions or nationwide tours including on board attendants & chef, experts in rail travel, routing and off-train excursions); Step-on guide; driver guide; off-road driving; towed vehicle/travel trailer experience; commercial license endorsements; Class A, and C RV chauffer; over-the-road tour director experienced across North America; specializing in western US and Canada
Name of Business: Tourism & leisure Travel Champion
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Primary Phone: 303-717-2765
Years' experience: 20