Wendy Perrin | 2017 ‘WOW List’

“Lifelong believers in the transformative power of nature, Marty and Mark are on a mission to reacquaint the public with America’s national parks. Focusing on parks west of the Mississippi and in Alaska and southern Florida, they have spent years exploring these wilderness areas, identifying the most experienced guides (some PhDs, others former park rangers), testing lodging options all the way from cushy hotels to backcountry base camps, and meeting the local characters that bring life to each park—and, now, each trip. They also specialize in outdoor-focused trips in California, from redwoods to beach to Sierras. Most of their travelers choose to drive themselves around, detailed itinerary in hand and guides accompanying them when helpful, but for those with far more money than time, Marty and Mark can book chartered planes to whisk groups from park to park. They can even make Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon doable in a single trip.”

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Brides Magazine | ‘5 California Honeymoon Destinations Inspired by Big Little Lies

“While Madeline, Celeste, Jane, and the crew are generally stuck doing school pickup and dropoff, you can take in many of the activities that their breathtaking hometown has to offer, like a helicopter ride to a tasting at local winery Heller Estate, or a sailing excursion (where you can see whales, dolphins, or sea otters). Or if you’re the more adventurous couple, you can surf and take a guided biking tour, all of which can be booked through National Parks Revealed, a local destination management company that creates luxury bespoke travel experiences throughout the country’s national parks, as well as throughout California.”

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Conde Nast Traveler | ‘The Best Time to Visit the Grand Canyon’

“Park crowds start to gather around 9 a.m., so seek the sunrise. “Popping a thermos of fresh coffee and enjoying the majesty of this great landscape as it turns from dark browns, purples, and deep reds to oranges, tans, and yellows with the rising sun is something words can’t properly capture,” says Lawrence. Alternatively, stay out late as crowds dissipate around 7 p.m., says Marty Behr, the founder and chief development officer of National Parks Revealed. Sunset is just as dramatic.”

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Conde Nast Traveler | ‘2017 Top Travel Specialists We Trust’

“Whether it’s dune boarding in the Sahara or baking alongside locals in Sicily, the right “experience maker” will intuit your desires before you even know what they are—then they’ll make them happen. These travel specialists can do exactly that, no matter what your interests are.
The more unpredictable our natural and political landscapes become, the more we feel the urge to visit places untouched by the news cycle. So, as we continue to support and keep a close watch on those areas hit hardest by a rash of hurricanes, fires, and foreign-policy blunders, we’re craving the kind of life and perspective-changing travel that’s made all the more magical when planned by the pros—no matter how fearless and self-sufficient we sometimes feel.”

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Virtuoso Life | ‘The Oyster is Your World’

“Revealed California works with Virtuoso travel advisors to create custom experiences such as behind-the-scenes tours of Hog Island and Tomales Bay oyster farms. After learning about the sustainably raised bivalves, travelers sit down to oysters – raw, baked, barbecued, and smoked – at The Marshall Store and picturesque Nick’s Cove.”

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