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Frequently Asked Questions


Many of our Travelers have similar questions, so we’ve compiled this quick list. Or, if you are unable to find your answer, please call a Travel Advisor at 800-445-2995.

Q: Which trips are appropriate for a family?

A: Look for our Family Adventure motif for the guided group trips best suited for families. Those trips offer the best family-friendly activities in the region, time for families to interact on their own, and guides who make outdoor adventures come alive for all ages. Custom Journeys are for families who prefer to travel independently. A family works closely with an Off the Beaten Path Trip Coordinator to craft a vacation that meets their particular interests. All accommodations, activities, special guides, and details are taken care of in advance.

Q: How long has Off the Beaten Path been in business?

A: Bill and Pam Bryan founded Off the Beaten Path in 1985 with the belief that there are discriminating travelers looking for nothing less than the most authentic and unique regional experiences. Bill and Pam’s understanding of a uniquely tailored travel experience, and their commitment to the stewardship of their regions of expertise, are the genesis of every Off the Beaten Path journey.

Q: What’s the difference between a Guided Journey and a Custom Journey?

A: Guided Journeys: Expert guides. Small group size. Prime travel dates. Guided Journeys are for those who want to travel in the company of a small group of like-minded travelers and accomplished guides. Choose from a boutique selection of expertly planned journeys, all which highlight the best of our region. Group size is 4-16 travelers, with a combination of singles, couples, friends, and families (those with young children can join our Family Adventures).

Custom Journeys: For independent travelers. Our premium service. Custom Journeys are crafted just for you by expert Trip Coordinators, each specializing in selected regions within our territory. Your personal Trip Coordinator will work closely with you to create the ideal trip for you, depending on your interests and needs.

Q: What's included in the price of my Guided Group Adventure?

A: Trip price includes all lodging, meals, ground transportation, guide services, and activities as described in each journey’s detailed trip brochure (optional activities and meals on your own are not included). An end-of-trip gratuity for the guide is at your discretion. Request trip brochures from your Travel Advisor by calling 800-445-2995 or clicking through from the pricing box on the page of the trip you’re interested in. You can also download the full terms by clicking “Terms & Conditions” in the fine print below.