Travel: Tour Leading in the South West

November last year, on Skype: ‘We’re looking for a Dutch speaking Tour Leader!’
Me: ‘I’m in!’
They: ‘You’ll have to drive a 15 passengers-van!’
Me: silence (thinking about my baseline “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”)…’I’m in!’
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So, this is what happened:

In September, I spent 3 weeks in the South West with these amazing 22 Dutch Djoser travelers and the amazing co-tour leader Angela:img_20160905_215829

In October, I spent another 3 weeks in the South West with these amazing 22 Dutch and Belgian Djoser travelers and bad-ass (;-)) co-tour leader Taylor:

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Both times I drove about 5300 kilometers with Marie (that’s how I named my van) who did not let me down. Thanks Marie!

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Both times we crossed the South West that can only be described as ‘You have to see it yourself’.

San Francisco:

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Yosemite National Park:

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Death Valley National Park:

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Las Vegas

Zion National Park:

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Bryce Canyon National Park:

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Arches National Park:

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Monument Valley:

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Grand Canyon National Park:

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Route 66:

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Los Angeles

Highway 1:

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‘Will you do it again?’

‘Absolutely!’

… despite the fact that driving/leading/guiding 24/7 is without any doubt the most exhausting job I’ve ever done for the lowest pay I’ve ever had… my work-office had the best views ever, my clients were the happiest clients ever and it all felt like an amazing work-vacation instead of a real job…

Happy Travels!

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(None of the above businesses have invited me to write for them, nor have I received any compensation from them.)

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