Our Trip Consulting Service

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

What's Included

All personal trip planning consultations include:

  • A pre-meeting form for you to record your plans and questions so that our consultant is ready with answers to make the best use of your time
  • 1 hour Zoom meeting to go over plans and ask any questions
  • Email support on additional questions

How It works

Meet The Consultants

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!



Dave’s favorite national park is Yellowstone. When asked about his favorite, he responded, “Of course it’s Yellowstone. There is nowhere else in the world anywhere like it. It’s many parks in one. It has canyons, geysers, waterfalls and wildlife.” Dave knows his stuff when it comes to driving through the parks (often with an RV) and planning out the best routes. He’s ready to help you make a plan.



Linda’s favorite national park is Bryce Canyon. “My all time favorite is Bryce Canyon. Who doesn’t love spiers, hoodoos and red rock?” Her goal is to visit each national park in the US. Her mottos are “Just say Yes!” and “It’s a good day to have a good day.” She can’t wait to personally help you plan your trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

At this time, Matt and Cheryl’s highest priority is writing travel and audio guides as well as creating content for the YouTube channel and blog.  We aren’t available for consulting but have the highest faith in Dave and Linda. After all, they raised Matt and taught him to love the West. 

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.

Trip Consultation Fees

Consulting appointments take place through video conferencing on Zoom.

  • 1 Hour Zoom Meeting – $150
  • Additional 15 Minutes – $30

Be Prepared!

  • Read through your purchased travel guides before the meeting
  • Notes Have a pencil and paper ready – we won’t send a summary
  • Prioritized list of questions to stay focused and avoid missing something

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