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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...