We're Here For You, For the Long Haul


Dear Friends:

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken our world at Off the Beaten Path like nothing we’ve ever seen. But while the situation has shaken us, it has also profoundly reaffirmed our resolve and commitment. This is the first time in our company’s history that we can’t do what we love to do, and it makes us burn to get back to it!

We are tracking conditions and guidelines continuously, working with our travelers to navigate changes in plans and adapting to each new, rapidly shifting reality. The situation is enormously complex, with what feels like a million factors at play, most of which are not in our control. Still, we have the advantage of being a small company with a personal connection to each client, and our ability to be nimble and responsive to conditions will help our travelers get out there safely exploring as soon as possible.

All these individual and collective challenges make us stronger and more determined than ever to appreciate our lives and live to the fullest. Know that we are firmly in this journey with you, in every sense.

Wishing you health, safety, and an unquenchable travel spirit!

Cory Lawrence
President and CEO, Off the Beaten Path



USEFUL INFORMATION


National Parks

Each national park is making its own plan for reopening. As permitted operators, we're in constant contact with the parks and will know immediately when plans are set.

You can check the status of any park yourself here: https://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm


National Park Lodgings

We pride ourselves on placing travelers in historic park lodgings during their trips. This will be a challenge in 2020, as some park lodges have announced they will not open at all this year, even when the park reopens. Undaunted, we are leveraging our deep knowledge of the parks and long-term relationships in gateway communities to shift lodging to unique, small-scale, clean accommodations that still keep travelers in the hearts of their destinations.


FAQs for OBP Travelers

Q. When do you anticipate trips beginning to run as normal?

A. We wish we knew. It’s currently impossible to say when trips will be departing according to their set departure dates. Even when trips are running, we’re prepared to make adjustments for the remainder of 2020. Lodgings could be different because of park hotels not opening, there will likely be changes in the way meals are handled on trips, and so on. But this will all be part of the adventure when we’re finally able to travel again!

Q. Does it even make sense to start planning a trip now?

A. Absolutely. Even if you are planning for 2021 it’s not too early to start the process. In fact, planning early is more important than ever because of the volume of travelers rebooking current year trips to next year. Availability could be an issue.

For the current year, we offer a number of travel options you might wish to consider. In addition to Private Custom Journeys, Small Group Adventures, and destination Ranch Vacations, we also offer a “Make it Yours” option where you can reserve a fully guided Small Group Adventure exclusively for your own family or group of friends. Additionally, we plan fully custom Private Group trips for clubs, organizations, extended families, or other groups. Call 800-445-2995 for information on any of those options.

Q. Do you have 2021 dates for Small Group Adventures yet?

A. Yes! We have 2021 dates for the majority of our Small Group Adventures, which you can find on our website. Just click the trip you’re interested in. If the 2021 date is not listed, call us at 800-445-2995 for updates.



If you have any questions about process, Terms & Conditions, dates, or trips, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call 800-445-2995, or send an email to [email protected].

We very much look forward to the day when we can once again meet you off the beaten path, at the confluence of journey and destination, where the heart of the traveler meets the soul of the place.

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