Ken Burns, borrowing a phrase from Wallace Stegner, has described our National Parks as "America's best idea." And why not? The country our ancestors dreamed about still resides in America's national parks. We began our exploration last summer with a visit to the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons. This year, we're heading south in early summer to the Southwest and the wonders of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. Once again, in this brilliant expanse of mountain, desert, and canyon, you will be able to find breathing space and glimpse the mythic grandeur of our national heritage.
In addition to these and other national treasures, our itinerary will include a cruise on Lake Powell, a Navajo cookout, a 4-wheel drive tour of Monument Valley, a Grand Canyon rafting trip down the Colorado River, a walk through Antelope Slot Canyon with a Navajo guide, and a private wine tasting in Moab. Our excellent accommodations include overnight stays in lodges located either within or immediately adjacent to our park destinations. With the W&L Traveller, a great trip must by definition include a great place to stay.
Returning as our naturalist guide will be Kent Taylor, who served our National Parks trip so ably last summer. Our local guides are also specially trained in wildlife ecology, as well as history and lore. This will be an educational adventure, as well as a terrific family holiday.
With beautiful scenery, wildlife, hiking, storytelling, and grand vistas, this is a trip that your children or grandchildren-and you-will remember always.