University of Washington Alumni Association
Trip: Wolves of Yellowstone
Tour Operator: Orbridge LLC
Date: January 2018
The University of Washington Alumni Association connected members to the famed landscapes of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, including Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and Lamar Valley. The tour also spent some time in Jackson, Wyoming, and Bozeman, Montana.
“Through this trip, University of Washington alumni and friends connected with nature and wildlife under the blanket of winter. Our expedition leaders were top-notch. It was incredible to feel as though we had the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone to ourselves. Sighting a moose, bison frosted in snow and the elusive wolf are moments we’ll never forget.”
— Nichole McGrew, Associate Director
Billings Chamber of Commerce
Trip: Spirit of Ireland
Tour Operator: Aventura World
Date: November 2017
For eight days, members of the Billings Chamber of Commerce discovered Irish history, music and culture with an entertaining local tour director. The group explored Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Tralee, Galway and Belfast in Northern Ireland.
“Ireland is an absolutely beautiful country and has fully earned its nickname as the Emerald Isle. Its rolling hills, castles and sheer cliffs were truly awe-inspiring. The view out the tour bus window looked like a postcard. It was fascinating to experience the contrast between the lively cities of Dublin and Belfast and the charm of smaller seaside communities like Waterford and Galway.”
— Jennifer Reiser, Chief Operating Officer