Tour Planning & Guiding
Sight Seeing, Active Adventure, Scheduled Tours & Custom Planning
I have been planning, promoting, and operating sight-seeing and adventure tours for more than 26 years, and have been traveling the routes since my childhood. Little did I realize in the early years of planning family road trips, packing the car, and driving for hours, I was in training for what would become a lifelong career.
So what do I do today? I plan tours, pack the van, and drive for hours as a tour guide to places I’ve been visiting most of my life. Fair warning! I will pull the van over if tour members keep asking, “how much longer, and ‘when will we get there!”
I love families! I raised five children that I regularly took on road trips with me. They grew up hiking, which developed a love for the outdoors. I now have an even larger family with grandchildren who hike with me. Families love activities, I love activities. This is good, right? I plan tours for families that keep everyone engaged, involved and happy!
My favorite tour? The one I’m on at the time. I love the open road and being behind the wheel sharing my knowledge and love of the West with folks from many parts of the globe. This is my backyard and I go to great lengths in making sure everyone sees as much of it as possible while traveling with RoadtrippinwithBob.
Let me help you plan your next adventure and put my years of experience to work for you.
Local Guide with Local Knowledge & Expertise
This is my backyard and no one knows the territory better!
I grew up in Utah and have traveled throughout the west for more than three decades. I know where the locals eat, the best places to shop, and many off-the-beaten trails and hideaways few tourists visit. Don’t be surprised if I throw in a few extra stops and unexpected side trips along the way. I know where they are!
I’ve been traveling the highways, byways, and back roads of the Grand Circle and Rocky Mountain states since my childhood, which gives me the advantage of having local knowledge.
The destinations listed at ROADTRIPPINwithBob.com are the places I know and travel to more regularly.
Tourism marketing / Media & public relations / Site selection for groups of all types / Website design / Photography & video production / Social media promotions / tour planning & guiding
Bob’s early career fueled his passion for travel. After 15 years working in the hotel, airline, outdoor recreation, and hospitality arenas, Bob became an independent consultant specializing in tourism development, public relations, and travel media. Bob has been featured on the cover of Travel Agent Magazine for bringing diversity to travel by combining auto vacations with traditional travel services. He is a frequent guest on local TV and radio, former co-host of Inside the Outdoors radio show in Salt Lake City and is a frequent contributor to KSL TV Studio 5 with a segment called “Family Friendly Adventures.” In 2010, Bob teamed up with Maverik convenience stores (300 + locations in 11 western states) to promote road trips, adventure, and recreation as Maverik Adventure Getaways. One of Bob’s greatest passions is to lead groups on scenic adventures and sightseeing tours throughout the west and has been doing it since 1992. Bob has served as president of the Utah chapter of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, board and committee positions with the Utah Society of Association Executives, Utah chapter of Meeting Professionals International, and Grand Circle Association. He currently serves as a committee member for the Southern Utah Tourism Summit. He and his wife live in southwest Utah and spend their time together hiking, biking, skiing and road tripping.