Musings and National Park Story Ideas from Dan Austin

April 8, 2015

Dear Friends,

I hope this email finds you well and looking for your next great story idea. As you may already know, April 18-26 is National Park Week. When it comes to our country’s national parks, we have plenty of stories to tell! For the past 30 years we’ve been guiding in the national parks—a few of which are conveniently located in our “backyard.” Perks of being based in Montana!

If you’re looking for insider information on national parks for any upcoming stories, please let me know. The Austin Adventures family includes our parent company, Xanterra Parks & Resorts the largest national and state park concessioner in the country, so we’re bursting at the seams with years of experience and national parks expertise. See below for a few resources and story ideas we’re happy to provide.

National Park Expert & Outside Magazine’s Best Family Guide of 2014

Kasey Austin, V.P. of Operations (and my pride and joy), knows the ins and outs of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, but it’s her uncanny ability to entertain kids that got the attention of Outside Magazine who named her the Best Family Guide of 2014. Austin Adventures was one of the first tour operators to take families on guided tours of national parks, and Kasey is a walking wealth of national park knowledge and always available for interviews.

Special Access and Connections with Over 30 Years of Experience

Austin Adventures was one of the first tour operators to offer multisport family trips in national parks over three decades ago. And to this day, our guests benefit from our expertise and connections. Because we are owned by Xanterra Parks & Resorts we can offer the best rooms in national park lodges (think views of forest and wildlife not the parking lot), VIP services from park staff, behind-the-scenes access, insider conveniences and more.

Incredible Images from Professional Photographers

Our Flickr albums are full of share-worthy, high-res photos shot by some of the best photographers in the business. They wake up early and stay up late to capture breathtaking moments in places like Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon and Death Valley National Parks. Landscapes, people, wildlife, etc.

Lists of Facts, Tips, Must-Sees & More

9 National Park Vacations for the Books

5 Things You Should Do on a Yellowstone Vacation

Whimsical Wonders of Hiking in Yellowstone Park

10 Ridiculously Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Death Valley

Utah National Park Facts!

Guided National Park Adventure Vacations

The adventure travel segment is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry. See Explore Our Iconic Parks for our lineup of iconic adventure vacation itineraries that visit national parks. Which trips are NEW for 2015? Grand Canyon: Family, Death Valley: Adult, Glacier National Park: Family

For the Value-Minded Readers 

We know readers love spending less and traveling more, so we’re currently running some special offers that are applicable to all of our national park vacations. We’re doubling our first time traveler's incentive (usually $100 off per person) until April 15. See our limited-time offers and evergreen incentives here

Paying It Forward in the Park

We’ve always been honored to be able to give back through our Preserve a Park initiative. This year we’ll be donating $100 per guest who books a Grand Canyon vacation. The beneficiary will be the deserving Grand Canyon Field Institute.

I’m always eager to share my experiences and expertise via email or over the phone. Really, call me anytime. If you have an assignment and are interested in experiencing a trip with us, please contact me or our media relations team, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Looking forward to the future!




Dan Austin

Founder and President

Austin Adventures


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