National Geographic Ultimate Journeys For Two - Published 2017

National Geographic Ultimate Journeys For Two - Published 2017

National Geographic Traveller Adventure Guide


Mike and Anne Howard are officially the world's longest honeymooners, and founders of the acclaimed travel blog HoneyTrek. Here at Active Adventures we've had the pleasure of hosting and guiding hundreds of honeymooners on our trips over the past twenty years, so we were excited when Mike and Anne got in touch to enquire about joining one of our adventures. They chose the Galapagos Land and Sea Adventure 'Tortuga' trip - think snorkelling in rich, clear blue waters, walking amidst hundreds of scurrying iguanas and relaxing with a cocktail at sunset - and that's a fraction of what they experienced! They then went on to write a book about their global honeymoon, and Active Adventures has been featured under the Galapagos section.



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Yellowstone Family Vacation - June 2024

This trip exceeded my expectations

"My family had an amazing trip in Yellowstone National Park with Austin Adventures. This was our first trip of this kind, but we hope to travel with Austin Adventures again. My husband and I, and our two boys, Isaac (10) and Nathan (15), really bonded with our guides (Jamie, Sydney and Keenan), with each other, and with the other families on our trip. Yellowstone is just beautiful, and we shared so many experiences (hiking, rafting, ziplining, rafting and more) that we would not have been able to plan all on our own. The hotels and food were exceptional as well.

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"My family had an amazing trip in Yellowstone National Park with Austin Adventures. This… read more

"My family had an amazing trip in Yellowstone National Park with Austin Adventures. This was our first trip of this kind, but we hope to travel with Austin Adventures again. My husband and I, and our two boys, Isaac (10) and Nathan (15), really bonded with our guides (Jamie, Sydney and Keenan), with each other, and with the other families on our trip. Yellowstone is just beautiful, and we shared so many experiences (hiking, rafting, ziplining, rafting and more) that we would not have been able to plan all on our own. The hotels and food were exceptional as well. read less

5 Stars (318 reviews)

K Karen | June 2024

Yellowstone Family Vacation - June 2024

Jim and Kathy from Delmar NY

"Jamie, Keenan and Sydney are exceptional guides. At every turn whether answering questions from our grandchildren (ages 7 and 9) to explaining the history of Yellowstone to everyone in the group they were knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and always available. Picnic lunches were delicious. The itinerary was fantastic ,we stayed at terrific places, truly a trip of a lifetime with our daughter, son in law and grandkids.

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"Jamie, Keenan and Sydney are exceptional guides. At every turn whether answering questions from our… read more

"Jamie, Keenan and Sydney are exceptional guides. At every turn whether answering questions from our grandchildren (ages 7 and 9) to explaining the history of Yellowstone to everyone in the group they were knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and always available. Picnic lunches were delicious. The itinerary was fantastic ,we stayed at terrific places, truly a trip of a lifetime with our daughter, son in law and grandkids. read less

5 Stars (318 reviews)

J Jim | June 2024

Yellowstone Family Vacation - June 2024

Trip of a lifetime

"This trip exceeded our expectations. There are too many special moments that happened to write them all but it was a life changing experience for all of us and our guides Jamie, Sydney, and Keenan were awesome!

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"This trip exceeded our expectations. There are too many special moments that happened to… read more

"This trip exceeded our expectations. There are too many special moments that happened to write them all but it was a life changing experience for all of us and our guides Jamie, Sydney, and Keenan were awesome! read less

5 Stars (318 reviews)

K Kris | June 2024

Mighty Five Adventure - June 2024

Challenging - in the very best way!

"I was the oldest in my group and the last to finish each day’s hikes, but I completed every mile without a struggle! Yet I was the first one to take the ropes the day we went canyoneering down incredible slot canyons just outside Zion National Park. If you had asked me before the trip if I would be capable of participating in such a challenge, I’d have shrugged it off and probably said I’d take a pass. But my guides were encouraging and reassuring and my fellow travelers were cheering me on. It was INCREDIBLE! Ready to try anything now!

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"I was the oldest in my group and the last to finish each day’s hikes,… read more

"I was the oldest in my group and the last to finish each day’s hikes, but I completed every mile without a struggle! Yet I was the first one to take the ropes the day we went canyoneering down incredible slot canyons just outside Zion National Park. If you had asked me before the trip if I would be capable of participating in such a challenge, I’d have shrugged it off and probably said I’d take a pass. But my guides were encouraging and reassuring and my fellow travelers were cheering me on. It was INCREDIBLE! Ready to try anything now! read less

5 Stars (73 reviews)

P Paula | June 2024

Mighty Five Adventure - June 2024

Mighty Five Adventure-Utah

"Spectacular, well- planned trip to five beautiful national parks. Every hike was beautiful. Accommodations were great. The country music show and rappelling down a slot canyon were great. Perhaps the most memorable part of the trip were our two guides Steve and Bryson. They are both smart, hardworking , knowledgeable and a total blast to be around.

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"Spectacular, well- planned trip to five beautiful national parks. Every hike was beautiful. … read more

"Spectacular, well- planned trip to five beautiful national parks. Every hike was beautiful. Accommodations were great. The country music show and rappelling down a slot canyon were great. Perhaps the most memorable part of the trip were our two guides Steve and Bryson. They are both smart, hardworking , knowledgeable and a total blast to be around. read less

5 Stars (73 reviews)

F Frederick Radcliffe, | June 2024

Mighty Five Adventure - June 2024

Mighty 5

"This is our fourth Austin Adventures trip so we are pretty biased! There is no better way to see the National Parks other than with Austin Adventures. They create and provide excellent itineraries, food, hotels, travel, activities and make sure you get to see (and do) the best and hidden things while avoiding crowds. Our family likes to be active and they provide just the right amount of challenge and unique events every day. We've met wonderful people who have become long term friends on every trip. Most importantly however, the guides are always EXCELLENT. Our two guides on this trip were perfect examples of what we've come to expect: fun, funny, enthusiastic, kind, interesting, knowledgeable and with a vast love of these amazing national gifts we have right here in our country. The guides make the trips feel like you're traveling with a giant fun family, doing and seeing the most incredible things at the same time.

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"This is our fourth Austin Adventures trip so we are pretty biased! There is… read more

"This is our fourth Austin Adventures trip so we are pretty biased! There is no better way to see the National Parks other than with Austin Adventures. They create and provide excellent itineraries, food, hotels, travel, activities and make sure you get to see (and do) the best and hidden things while avoiding crowds. Our family likes to be active and they provide just the right amount of challenge and unique events every day. We've met wonderful people who have become long term friends on every trip. Most importantly however, the guides are always EXCELLENT. Our two guides on this trip were perfect examples of what we've come to expect: fun, funny, enthusiastic, kind, interesting, knowledgeable and with a vast love of these amazing national gifts we have right here in our country. The guides make the trips feel like you're traveling with a giant fun family, doing and seeing the most incredible things at the same time. read less

5 Stars (73 reviews)

K Kiersten | June 2024

Yellowstone, Big Sky & Paradise Valley Adventure - June 2024

North Americas finest spring time destination

"A fantastic time of year to travel to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Many amazing vistas and wildlife spotting opportunities were an everyday treat on this trip. Caring guides made for an enjoyable experience.

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"A fantastic time of year to travel to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Many amazing vistas… read more

"A fantastic time of year to travel to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Many amazing vistas and wildlife spotting opportunities were an everyday treat on this trip. Caring guides made for an enjoyable experience. read less

5 Stars (119 reviews)

K Kaleb | June 2024

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - June 2024

AMAZING!!!!

"What a fantastic trip with Austin Adventures to St. George, Bryce and Zion! Our guides Nicole and Jenny were the best of the best. Everything from accommodation, to meals, to activities were so well planned and thought out. The scenery was beyond my expectations. Hopefully burned into my memory for a lifetime. The photos just don't do these majestic places justice. HIking, biking, kayaking and rapelling were all such fun, some days more challenging than others! The weather was HOT! 100-112F most days, but the girls were so prepared with water, and their "salty" snacks and making sure everyone took adequate breaks.I applaud them for always carrying extra on their own backs, that could not have been easy in the heat. The drives were entertaining and the music was plentiful and well chosen!! We an AWESOME group of 10, which totally contributed to the trip being as wonderful as it was. Not often do people gel as we all did. Thanks again Austin, you've outdone yourself with this one. (Pair those 2 girls up again, they worked super well together!!!!)

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"What a fantastic trip with Austin Adventures to St. George, Bryce and Zion! Our guides… read more

"What a fantastic trip with Austin Adventures to St. George, Bryce and Zion! Our guides Nicole and Jenny were the best of the best. Everything from accommodation, to meals, to activities were so well planned and thought out. The scenery was beyond my expectations. Hopefully burned into my memory for a lifetime. The photos just don't do these majestic places justice. HIking, biking, kayaking and rapelling were all such fun, some days more challenging than others! The weather was HOT! 100-112F most days, but the girls were so prepared with water, and their "salty" snacks and making sure everyone took adequate breaks.I applaud them for always carrying extra on their own backs, that could not have been easy in the heat. The drives were entertaining and the music was plentiful and well chosen!! We an AWESOME group of 10, which totally contributed to the trip being as wonderful as it was. Not often do people gel as we all did. Thanks again Austin, you've outdone yourself with this one. (Pair those 2 girls up again, they worked super well together!!!!) read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

T Tracy | June 2024

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - June 2024

Excellent trip

"We had a blast, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people who by the end of the week were friends. Our guides, Jenny and Nicole, were outstanding.

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"We had a blast, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people who by the… read more

"We had a blast, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people who by the end of the week were friends. Our guides, Jenny and Nicole, were outstanding. read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

F Faber | June 2024

Yosemite Adventure - June 2024

Magnificent Yosemite

"What a fantastic trip to Yosemite! Our guides Kevin and Joel were THE BEST... funny, thoughtful, flexible and caring. The hotels are spectacular and the hikes are fantastic. We were unsure about the rock climbing, but Drew made it very accessible and fun. Highly recommend!

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"What a fantastic trip to Yosemite! Our guides Kevin and Joel were THE BEST...… read more

"What a fantastic trip to Yosemite! Our guides Kevin and Joel were THE BEST... funny, thoughtful, flexible and caring. The hotels are spectacular and the hikes are fantastic. We were unsure about the rock climbing, but Drew made it very accessible and fun. Highly recommend! read less

5 Stars (18 reviews)

M Melissa | June 2024

Yosemite Adventure - May 2024

Yosemite

"This was our first trip with Austin Adventures as a couple. We were matched up with two really fun couples from the Boston area, and unbeknown to us, we shared mutual friends.

It was a well planned trip to the Yosemite National Park with fantastic guides who worked very hard to make each day special. I travelled with my legally blind partner, who is an avid skier and hiker. Without really having to ask, our guides quickly adapted to her unique needs and made her experience even more exciting and memorable. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to our guides Joel and Kevin.

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"This was our first trip with Austin Adventures as a couple. We were matched up… read more

"This was our first trip with Austin Adventures as a couple. We were matched up with two really fun couples from the Boston area, and unbeknown to us, we shared mutual friends.

It was a well planned trip to the Yosemite National Park with fantastic guides who worked very hard to make each day special. I travelled with my legally blind partner, who is an avid skier and hiker. Without really having to ask, our guides quickly adapted to her unique needs and made her experience even more exciting and memorable. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to our guides Joel and Kevin. read less

5 Stars (18 reviews)

M Miles | May 2024

Yosemite Adventure - May 2024

Great Experience!

"We had an awesome visit to Yosemite! It was our first time on an Austin Adventures trip, and our first time visiting Yosemite National Park. The park is beautiful, and our guides (Kevin and Joel) did a great job of showing us the best the park has to offer. My favorite day was our hike to Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls along the Mist Trail. There was a huge rainbow spanning the valley just below the first set of falls that made it feel magical. I also really enjoyed our first experience rock climbing. Each day and each experience was thoroughly planned by our guides, making the week even more enjoyable.

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"We had an awesome visit to Yosemite! It was our first time on an Austin… read more

"We had an awesome visit to Yosemite! It was our first time on an Austin Adventures trip, and our first time visiting Yosemite National Park. The park is beautiful, and our guides (Kevin and Joel) did a great job of showing us the best the park has to offer. My favorite day was our hike to Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls along the Mist Trail. There was a huge rainbow spanning the valley just below the first set of falls that made it feel magical. I also really enjoyed our first experience rock climbing. Each day and each experience was thoroughly planned by our guides, making the week even more enjoyable. read less

5 Stars (18 reviews)

T Thomas | May 2024

Yosemite Adventure - May 2024

Helyne Hamelburg

"We had an amazing time with Kevin and Joel as our guides. They took care of everything for us making this a truly spectacular vacation. Their knowledge of the area was amazing . We knew exactly what to expect and were completely prepared for every hike. Although I was really afraid, the day of rock climbing was one of my favorite days!

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"We had an amazing time with Kevin and Joel as our guides. They took… read more

"We had an amazing time with Kevin and Joel as our guides. They took care of everything for us making this a truly spectacular vacation. Their knowledge of the area was amazing . We knew exactly what to expect and were completely prepared for every hike. Although I was really afraid, the day of rock climbing was one of my favorite days! read less

5 Stars (18 reviews)

H Helyne | May 2024

Yosemite Adventure - May 2024

Yosemite Adventure Lives Up to Hype

"The adult tour of Yosemite we recently went on lived up to and exceeded all of my expectations. The scenery and views were breathtaking, the hikes were challenging, the rock climbing was an unexpected fun activity that was a blast. The guides, Kevin and Joel were courteous, considerate, fun and knew how to make our trip extra special. By the end of the week, they felt like friends, not our guides. This is my second Austin Adventures trip and will certainly not be my last.

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"The adult tour of Yosemite we recently went on lived up to and exceeded all… read more

"The adult tour of Yosemite we recently went on lived up to and exceeded all of my expectations. The scenery and views were breathtaking, the hikes were challenging, the rock climbing was an unexpected fun activity that was a blast. The guides, Kevin and Joel were courteous, considerate, fun and knew how to make our trip extra special. By the end of the week, they felt like friends, not our guides. This is my second Austin Adventures trip and will certainly not be my last. read less

5 Stars (18 reviews)

S Stephen | May 2024

Camino de Santiago Adventure - May 2024

Fantastic Tour

"Our trip was an especially a great experience because our guides had such positive energy and were super fun and thoughtful. They were very organized and each had qualities that complimented each other.

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"Our trip was an especially a great experience because our guides had such positive energy… read more

"Our trip was an especially a great experience because our guides had such positive energy and were super fun and thoughtful. They were very organized and each had qualities that complimented each other. read less

5 Stars (18 reviews)

G Ginny | May 2024

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