We believe our travel guides are second to none and will help you have the best experience for the locations you are visiting. If this is your first trip to the West, or you are visiting multiple locations, or have several questions, consider a personal trip planning consultation.
Our team of experienced advisors, aka Matt’s parents, have lived and traveled in the West for 60+ years! They can help you piece together customized itineraries tailored to your interests, budget, and time constraints.
We specialize in the areas covered in Matt and Cheryl’s travel guides. Any transportation and lodging reservations are up to you, but we’ll give you tips on the best way to get around and the most convenient locations to stay.
* Although owning our guides is not required, it is highly recommended to purchase needed guides before your consultation. One hour is not enough time to give the amount of detail our guides contain. We spend weeks creating the best plan for each location we cover. Each guide includes easy to follow maps and instructions, plus the most efficient driving routes and ways to beat the crowds. A consultation is meant to supplement your trip planning, not to replace the travel guides. Our guides usually cost less than it would for a couple to go to dinner in the national parks
All personal trip planning consultations include:
Dave and Linda have spent the last 50 years traveling together. They raised Matt and taught him to love the West and our national parks. Of the 40 national parks out West, they have been to 35 of them!
Additional time is available for $30 per 15 minutes.
No. We will give you ideas on what we believe will be the best experience for you but do not do any bookings.
You can send those questions via email and we’ll get back to you. If you drastically change your travel plans or have a lot of questions, another consultation may be needed.
Although we believe Zoom meetings are the best because we can project maps on the screen and see each other face to face, we can do our meeting over the phone if that is preferred.
Our consultant will wait 15 minutes for you and will then sign off. You can reschedule your meeting but it will be 15 minutes shorter. If you are having difficulty signing on or let us know in advance you are unable to make your scheduled time, we will work with you.
Consulting appointments take place through video conferencing on Zoom.