National Geographic Traveler: Tours of a Lifetime

“We were thrilled to discover that many outfitters share our vision that travel should ultimately not be acquisitive and superficial but connect us more deeply to the planet and to the people in it,” notes Norie Quintos, senior editor at National Geographic Traveler magazine.  “The other wonderful thing we discovered is that one doesn’t necessarily have to rough it to travel authentically and sustainably.”

“Wine Country Trekking has introduced Euro-style village-to-village hiking to the New World.  From San Francisco, trek to Sausalito, Muir Woods, Point Reyes, Tomales Bay, and on to Sonoma.  Bring your walking shoes and nose for wine and the outfitter does the rest, including arranging private tastings and tours at wine estates, gourmet picnics, kayaking, and stays at luxury inns along the way.”

From “Tours of a Lifetime (United States)” in National Geographic Traveler
(May/June 2008)