Featured National Outings Trips
Waterfall Magic in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon and Washington, Jun 8–13, 2014.
View amazing waterfalls cascading from the sheer basalt walls of the Columbia River Gorge. Daily hikes will take us through riotous wildflower displays and to views of Mts. Adams, Hood, St. Helens, and more.
Adirondack Canoe Classic, New York, Jun 22–28, 2014.
Clear lakes and tranquil rivers await experienced and beginning paddlers alike on this "bucket list" trip in the Lower 48's largest park. We'll canoe, stay at waterfront campsites, hike, and visit the Adirondack Museum.
Explore Glacier Bay by Yacht, Alaska, Jul 2–10, 2014.
Glide past rugged mountains, magnificent granite cliffs, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, deep sheltered fjords, old-growth forests, and rumbling tidewater glaciers aboard our comfortable yacht in Glacier Bay National Park.
Grizzlies, Glaciers, and Climate Change: Dayhiking in Glacier National Park, Montana, Jul 26–Aug 2, 2014.
Hike amid the spectacular scenery of the Crown of the Continent while learning about geology, flora, and grizzly bears. At day's end, we'll return to rustic cabins for hot showers, a warm meal, and lively conversation.
Family Fun and Service in the Colorado Rockies, Jul 28–Aug 3, 2014.
Kids 10 and up: Bring your favorite adult for a week of restoring trails, creating wetlands, building creature caves, and other conservation projects. We'll visit Aspen Music Festival, raft, swim, hike, and take a gondola ride.
Camino de Santiago and Picos de Europa, On Foot in Northern Spain, Sep 2–13, 2014.
Traverse the dramatic mountains and remote coastlines of this diverse part of Spain. We'll hike spectacular gorges in the Picos de Europa, explore traditional villages, and enjoy world-famous cheeses and wines.
A Taste of Tuscany, Italy, Sep 14–25, 2014.
Savor the "good life" while touring Tuscany's fabled towns and countryside. We'll explore Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, and Chianti wine country guided by experts in Italian art, history, and culture.
Kayaking and Exploring Chesapeake's Eastern Shore, Chincoteague, Virginia, Sep 14–19, 2014.
Enjoy wildlife, rivers, and endless beaches in the Virginia low country. We will kayak through cypress swamps, pristine wetlands, and coastal inlets; view wild ponies and wetland birds; and sample the area's renowned seafood.
Focus on Birds in Ecuador's Highlands and Lowlands, Oct 19–Nov 7, 2014.
Search for exciting birds in spectacular scenery from the Andean highlands to the Napo River lowlands. Accompanied by a master bird guide, we can anticipate early mornings and many hours searching for birds.
Georgia Wilderness Sampler, Oct 19–25, 2014.
Day hike through a trio of wilderness areas--Brasstown (home to the highest peak in the state), Blood Mountain, and Mark Trail--renowned for their rugged mountain peaks, rocky outcroppings, and waterfalls.
Discovering Dominica, the Nature Island, Nov 5–15, 2014.
Discover the Caribbean’s best-kept secret as we traverse the national trail, bathe in a sulfur spa, visit tropical rivers and waterfalls flowing through virgin forests, and view whales, reefs, and other special ocean inhabitants.