I was fortunate enough around November last year to have gone on a Green Tortoise bus trip. I have worked here for close to 2 years and from the first day I was skeptical of these trips we offered. Sure I love nature, and I liked the idea, but could it really be as awesome as all my co-workers were saying? Then I started to believe it, guest after guest was telling me about how much fun they had, what a life changing experience it was. So I started to believe, but I spent some time near Missouri when I was growing up so I started feeling like I needed to be shown what it was all about. I went on the Death valley loop, and I had the best 4 day vacation I could have asked for. The food was awesome, I have never eaten so well in a camping scenario let alone being an omnivore I wasn’t put out that it was vegetarian fair at all, in fact it seemed almost more delicious. The scenery was just breathtaking and the pace of our travels never seemed rushed, nor did I feel that we lingered too long. The night sky and the campfire brought out the bonding with all the people on the bus, I read some stories around the fire, and we all talked and got to know each other. Quite frankly I had been shown and then some, I got addicted so that now all I can think about is when can I go on my next trip? How will I be able to afford the time off to squeeze as many in as I can? So I thought I would highlight some of my favorite trips here that don’t get as much love as they should, these are trips I am trying to go on because they are places less traveled and more beautiful in my opinion. First we have the Pacific Trek, http://www.greentortoise.com/adventures/pacific.trek.redwoods.coast.html , a nice little jaunt up to Oregon, including Crater Lake and Lassen Volcanic park among other sites. A great trip to go on and a bunch of views that will not only impress you but make you see the true beauty available on nature. Next I wanted to plug my home, Alaska, we have two awesome trips that can show you a great time in the great white north. The Alaska loop, http://www.greentortoise.com/adventures/alaska.loop.denali.glacier.html , and the Alaska Expedition, http://www.greentortoise.com/adventures/alaskan.expedition.denali.glacier.html , the loop is more southern coast of Alaska going by Homer (one of the most fun places in Alaska that I know of) and a good stint at Denali park which is absolutely gorgeous. And the Alaska expedition goes All the way from San Francisco to Alaska through the Canadian coast, a trip I would love to take but a commitment that is intense, 27 days traveling through some of the most gorgeous places in the world. So if these interest you then come by our travel office or give them a call. And for a comprehensive list of the other great trips we offer just go by here, http://www.greentortoise.com/adventures/adventures.departure.name.html .