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Dan’s Monthly Muse March 1st, 2021
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Dan’s Monthly Muse March 1st, 2021

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Greetings Fellow Adventurers,

Wow, is it really the first of March? I’m starting up my new schedule for the muse, now the Monthly Muse that sends the first of every month. The calendar doesn’t lie, so here we go!

The big news around here is both my wife Carol and I have received our vaccines! I have to say I may have had questions at some point but now I feel totally “liberated”. That’s the word that best fits the elation we are feeling knowing we “made it” and can start returning back to some level of normalcy. We are hearing much the same from many of our travelers. As shared many times, we learned a lot in the past year and will continue to operate trips under the strictest guidelines and safety protocols indefinitely! We are also going to continue with our liberal cancelation policies. In fact, we did a deep dive and compared our policies to others in the industry and remain confident we have established the most consumer friendly-policies in the business.

We are excited to once again announce March is our annual Family Appreciation Month. As a family-owned and operated travel company, family tours are part of our DNA. Other companies offer family programs, but all too often they are just standard trips labeled and sold as family tours. We create each and every family itinerary with painstaking care to address what families are looking for and frankly need. We want to make sure there is something for everyone. Every aspect of the tour has our guests (who are our extended family) top of mind when developed. From the hotels or lodges, to the activities, right down to which guides are assigned. It’s a winning formula that puts us top of class in family travel. If you are looking for a little help and insight on how to plan your next family vacation, start by downloading our Family Travel Guide here.

I know I have shared it a few times, but wanted to make sure I reminded you all that in addition to our hundreds of scheduled departures, we are experts at building true custom or bespoke adventures. This segment of our business has continued to outpace all others. If you can dream it, we can build it. We have seen it all! Recent requests have had us building a wide range of trips: From a three-week bucket list tour across the Rockies for a recently retired couple, to a multigenerational Montana Adventure for 18 extended family members (four families). We have the expertise to craft the perfect adventure regardless of where or what you might be looking for. We have a free Custom Trip Guide you can download here to help you get started.

I am going to start a new monthly tradition and include “Dan’s Adventure of the Month” with each Muse. These will be trips that for one reason or another are special to me. This month was easy, I’ll be talking about my next personal trip! As I have mentioned a few times, I booked a trip for our family to Baja this April. Carol and I spent a few weeks down in Baja last February and just fell in love with the destination and the people. We found the “coolest” town, Todos Santos. Todos Santos is a town on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, backed by the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. Popular with artists, it’s known for its many galleries. This is our base for one of our newest adventures! Check out our Baja vacation here. Keep in mind Baja is super easy to get to and has really managed the pandemic well; safe and hospitable on all fronts.

Well that’s plenty for today. Thank you for continuing to be so supportive of Austin Adventures and my entire family. I really do see you all as part of our little family! It hasn’t been easy these last 12 months, but it is your support, your calls, notes, and well wishes that keep up the optimism and the drive for pursuing the dream, so again, thank you.

P.S. One more thing, actually a favor to ask. We are honored to once again be nominated as the Best Tour Operator in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine. We are proud to have won this prestigious #1 title twice and would love your support to win it yet again!

Namaste my friends, namaste,

Dan Austin

CEO & Founder

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