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An Arizona Road Trip Adventure Along Route 66

Day in the Life, Tour Guide Adventures, Travel InspirationITMIComment

It may be a strange place for a Canadian to end up for their winter vacation – well, unless you’re a snow bird that is! Due to North America’s sheer size few locals concentrate on their own backyard and instead dream of exotic lands far, far away. So when some fellow tour director friends of mine decided to fly into Las Vegas and drive to Flagstaff for an adventure, how could I say no?

5 Tour Directing & Tour Guiding Myths

Day in the LifeAaron OggComment

Becoming a Tour Guide and Traveling for a Living: A day in the life of a tour director or tour guide might sound too good to be true. Visiting exotic locales. Exploring fascinating cultures. Meeting amazing people. That’s not a task list characteristic of a typical day job. The truth is, these components make up only part of what it means to embark on this exciting career path. With the glamour and prestige come dedication and hard work. Still, those who have devoted their lives to this noble profession concur that the rewards are well worth all the effort.

10 Reasons Arkansas is a Diamond in the Rough

ITMI SymposiumITMI3 Comments

Have you heard the news? ITMI Symposium & Reunion 2017 is coming to Little Rock, Arkansas! We're stoked. You should be, too. Why? Well, first of all, Little Rock is unlike any Symposium location we've visited in the event's amazing 30-year history. Its unique blend of history, culture, philanthropy, activities, and culinary delights make it a perfect place for tour professionals to dialogue about the most important issues facing the travel industry today. There are countless reasons you'll fall in love with Little Rock and the entire state of Arkansas.