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Mount Rainier Timed Entry for 2024: What You Need to Know

Mount Rainier Timed Entry for 2024: What You Need to Know

In an effort to balance conservation with the increasing popularity of Mount Rainier, park authorities have introduced a new timed entry reservation system for visitors starting this year. The system, which will be in place from May 24 to September 2, 2024 aims to...

Explore Acadia National Park

Explore Acadia National Park

Explore the Natural Splendor of Acadia National Park, Maine. Explore Acadia National Park, a stunning jewel nestled on the rugged coast of Maine. Good Trip Adventures is excited to share the wonders of this breathtaking park, where the charm of nature unfolds at every...

The Best 5-Day Joshua Tree Itinerary

The Best 5-Day Joshua Tree Itinerary

Imagine the wind sweeping through your hair as you stand outside your own luxury RV, staring at an electric desert sunrise, your morning coffee in hand. Sounds too good to be true? Thanks to Blacksford Luxury RVs, this dream moment, and the epic Joshua Tree itinerary...

Best One Day Itinerary For Zion National Park

Best One Day Itinerary For Zion National Park

Utah's first national park, Zion, is a picturesque landscape to behold. With its towering red cliffs, iconic Narrows hike, and lush waterfalls, this park is a dreamscape for all those who visit. As expert guides and trip planners in 26 of the U.S. National Parks, we...

Learn About the National Parks – Video Resources

Learn About the National Parks – Video Resources

Good Trip Adventures is an inclusive and eco-friendly tour operator and guiding company that goes beyond the guide books to give you a national park adventure you can’t get anywhere else. Stay up-to-date with our weekly educational videos, including hiking and...

Avoid These 4 National Park Trip Planning Mistakes

Avoid These 4 National Park Trip Planning Mistakes

As expert guides and trip planners in 26 of the U.S. National Parks, we've seen our fair share of trip planning mistakes. We lead hundreds of tours across the country each year, and have honed our craft to help you avoid these common mistakes for a seamless adventure!...

Best US National Parks to Escape the Crowds

Best US National Parks to Escape the Crowds

It's no secret that the U.S. national parks attract visitors from around the globe—and for good reason. Their rich histories and culture, awe-inspiring vistas, and well-preserved lands have inspired people for generations to explore the outdoors. Iconic parks like...

How To Bypass The Arches Timed Entry System In 2023

How To Bypass The Arches Timed Entry System In 2023

Arches National Park is continuing their Timed Entry Reservations for 2023..but you can avoid the hassle and uncertainty of getting an entry ticket when you book with a Good Trip Guide! The Arches Timed Entry System is in place to manage traffic, improve visitor...

Comprehensive Winter Hiking Gear List

Comprehensive Winter Hiking Gear List

The winter season doesn’t mean you need to stop hiking altogether. While temperatures may drop, trails can get slick, and rapidly changing weather can alter plans, there are still plenty of trails you can explore in the snow. Winter hiking demands more preparation and...

Offsetting our Carbon Emissions ✈

Offsetting our Carbon Emissions ✈

  How we are reducing more than our carbon footprint: At Good Trip Adventures, we aim to provide trips that are good for our clients, good for others, and good for the planet. To accomplish this, we have set ourselves a goal: in two years, we will become a part...

Desert Packing List for a Trip in Fall

Desert Packing List for a Trip in Fall

Deserts are arid, dry places that receive minimal precipitation and can create harsh landscapes. Although deserts may look like wastelands, abundant plant and animal life thrive in these environments. Fall is the perfect time to travel to the southwest, whether it be...

Travel to Jackson Hole

Travel to Jackson Hole

Why you should travel to Jackson Hole, Wyoming! Jackson Hole - originally called “Jackson's Hole” for the mountain man and fur trapper David Jackson - is a one of a kind place for travel. It’s the perfect place for any adventure and whether you’re a solo traveler or...

It is feelin’ hot, hot, hot, out there- Fire Safety 🔥

It is feelin’ hot, hot, hot, out there- Fire Safety 🔥

With high temperatures and drought conditions becoming more severe over much of the U.S., fire safety is something that every national park visitor should be keeping at the front of their mind. Follow these NPS guidelines to answer any of the burning questions you...

Getting Your BEARings in Bear Country

Getting Your BEARings in Bear Country

Bears: some people can’t wait to see them on their national park adventures, and some people hope to not see them at all! Regardless of how you feel about bears, it is your responsibility to be prepared if you are heading into bear country. Two types of bears can be...

Free National Parks in the US

Free National Parks in the US

(Channel Islands National Park, native lands: Micqanaqa’n, Chumash) National Parks, but make them affordable! Summer in the US National Parks has started with a bang! Here at Good Trip, we've spent most of our days leading trips in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Grand...

Travel to California for Golden Poppy Season

Travel to California for Golden Poppy Season

If you’ve ever had the chance to witness wildflowers in spring in California, you might have seen the Golden Poppy. During the spring, mountain sides, valleys, and hills of green get covered up with orange. A California Poppy is a beautiful bright orange blossom with...

My First National Park!

My First National Park!

The first National Park I ever visited was Badlands National Park. I was in my early twenties and had recently moved to Iowa for an internship. I hopped in a car with two other gals, whom I’d just met. Driving across the entire state of South Dakota gives...

Outdoor Tech

Outdoor Tech

Maps and Apps!   What do you like to use to find your path while you're hiking or backpacking? Are you a tried and true hard maps user? Do you use a mobile app? If so, which one? Or, do you use a combination of both? Our Good Trip guides have strong opinions on the...

Hope For the Environment!

Hope For the Environment!

One week into the Biden/Harris administration, and we're already seeing some big wins for the climate!  Here are some highlights: Banning new oil and gas leases on federal land Cancelling Keystone XL Pipeline Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement Reviewing possibility to...

Okay, We’re Blushing…

Okay, We’re Blushing…

Check us out in Condé Nast Traveler! We're blushing from ear to ear - Good Trip Adventures was mentioned last week in an article by Sebastian Modak.  Though the article addressed the difficulties tour guides have had over the past year, our Chief Adventure Officer,...

Our 2021 COVID And Travel Insurance Policy

Our 2021 COVID And Travel Insurance Policy

Travel Safely & With Confidence We can all agree that we'll be glad to put 2020 behind us. We can't help but be hopeful of all that a new year can bring. We all just want to move on. To pull ourselves away from the vortex of screens and experience things again....

An Exercise in Gratitude

An Exercise in Gratitude

"This isn’t the year you’re going to get everything you want, but appreciate everything that you have". I heard this in a podcast recently and I can't get it out of my head. Looking back, I don't think it's possible for our hearts to feel more full or appreciative for...

Offset Time!

Offset Time!

Say Goodbye to Carbon Emissions! It's that time of the month again! Time for us at Good Trip Adventures to tally up the carbon emissions from one month of trips and partner with Gold Standard to support projects that reduce carbon emissions. This month: access to...

Outdoor CEO Pledge

Outdoor CEO Pledge

Three months ago, we signed the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge. We made a commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in our company through initiatives that have a lasting impact - and we're not alone! Many other big-name outdoor brands (such as Burton, Mammut,...

Winter, We’re Ready For You!

Winter, We’re Ready For You!

If you think winter means hibernation from outdoor adventure, think again! Yellowstone is a wonderful national park for cold weather fun and excitement. Here's how we spend a perfect winter day in Yellowstone! With our Thermoses full of hot coffee and cocoa, we enter...

Destination Highlight: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Destination Highlight: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ready for some East Coast adventure? Behold, the Great Smoky Mountains! Within an hour's drive of Asheville, NC and Knoxville, TN, the Great Smoky Mountains straddle the ridgeline between North Carolina and Tennessee. With its incredible accessibility and wide range...

Protecting Our Public Lands

Protecting Our Public Lands

At Good Trip Adventures, we're constantly thinking about the natural land on which our trips take place and how to keep them safe for years to come. Public lands are some of our nation's greatest gifts -- from epic glaciers, soaring geysers, and wandering bison, to...

The Good Trip Adventures Sustainability Pledge

The Good Trip Adventures Sustainability Pledge

Our goal at Good Trip Adventures is to become a member of 1% for the Planet, require volunteer work from our staff, offset carbon emissions, minimize single-use plastics, and do travel in a “Good” way. And how do we offset carbon emissions?  We use the Gold Standard,...

Destination Highlight: North Cascades National Park

Destination Highlight: North Cascades National Park

Only a three-hour drive from Seattle, North Cascades National Park is a fantastic off-the-beaten-path destination for folks looking for a unique adventure away from the crowds in Washington State. Our favorite time to visit this alpine landscape to take advantage of...

Meet Our Guides!

Meet Our Guides!

Good Trip Adventures guides are the best in the business.  They are vetted thoroughly, trained often, and prepared for the unexpected. Our team is made up of Master Naturalists, Wilderness First Responders, EMTs, rock climbers, thru-hikers, kayakers, conservation...

Want Commission On Direct Bookings?

Want Commission On Direct Bookings?

Although Good Trip Adventures specializes in private multi-day trips, did you know we offer day trips in many National Parks?  If your clients are looking for a single day with a guide as part of a larger itinerary, rather than a fully customized, multi-day trip, they...

Montana Wildlife Connectivity Project

Montana Wildlife Connectivity Project

At Good Trip Adventures, we are deeply invested in protecting the natural world. For us, that means volunteering our time and resources to a wide range of initiatives.   We regularly participate in Adventure Scientists’ Wildlife Connectivity Project, which brings...

Destination Highlight: Yosemite National Park

Destination Highlight: Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is returning to operations after a three-month hiatus, and while reservations are limited to maintain distancing for guests, the park is as amazing as ever. Think Yosemite is only an option in the summertime? Think again! Whether you're...

Watch our Bucket List Webinar!

Watch our Bucket List Webinar!

Our friends at Windy City Travel recently asked us to participate in their Bucket List Webinar Series, where they highlight dream destinations and help keep people excited to travel when it is safe to do so! We discussed domestic travel in the National Parks and...

Destination Highlight: Yellowstone National Park

Destination Highlight: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is (cautiously) open for business! In line with the park’s three-phased reopening plan, visitors are now able to access some services and the park is open for day-use. Campgrounds, visitor centers, and other facilities are still closed until...

Visit America’s National Parks!

Visit America’s National Parks!

Looking for a National Parks Adventure? Travel with Good Trip Adventures and feel great about your vacation!   What is Good Trip? Good Trip Adventures offers the highest quality trips while prioritizing sustainability and inclusivity. Our guides are experts who lead...

Introducing Good Trip Adventures

Introducing Good Trip Adventures

Hello from Good Trip Adventures! We hope this message finds you all happy and healthy! We are excited to introduce ourselves, though many of you know our team - Megan Kennedy, Tyler Tennant, and Lauren Skonieczny - from our work together at Discover Outdoors, where we...