ABOUT OUR TRIPS
WALKING 'experience the world, one step at a time'
Taking an unexpected turn. "Zigging" when mainstream tourists "Zag." Walking up and over a hill to experience the uniqueness rather than going around the base to simply check an item off of a bucket list because it is fast or easy. We use walking as our prime activity simply because it is the best way to see and meet people, and fully experience the places we visit.
Depending upon the destination, we walk, hike or trek. Sometimes we wear rugged walking shoes, hiking boots, or sport sandals. Occasionally we go barefoot. Sometimes it's cold, rainy, or snowing, but mostly we are in temperate climates during the best part of the regional season. Not exactly peak season, it's too busy. And not usually during green or winter weather seasons. We explore!
Walking Connection guests crave new doors to open and adventure travel opportunities to explore. They are driven to make a genuine connection between themselves, the people they meet along the way and the time they share with each other. They approach each with the intention of provoking moments of clarity, empathy, and understanding. They seek to organically absorb an authentic cultural experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Camino de Santiago, Spain
Who Travels With Us...
Our guests come from all walks of life.
They are acquaintances who like to engage with and travel in small groups of like-minded walkers and hikers.
They are a collection of people who enjoy the company and camaraderie of both lifelong and new-found friends.
They are curious and creative, physically active, love to learn and laugh. They appreciate a higher level of service, finer accommodations, excellent cuisine and special locally sourced beverages.
They cherish their time walking, hiking and seeing the world the way it was meant to be seen, with The Walking Connection, one step at a time!
I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE
How we see the world matters. How the world sees us matters. We are on a shared journey. ~Gene Taylor~
"Garry and I are so lucky that we got to go to Africa with JoAnn and Gene TWICE (Tanzania 2015 and Kenya 2006). If you haven't been to Africa, go...and go with them!" ~M. Clay~
About Our Trips
Travel Your Way...
The Walking Connection offers scripted and custom itineraries for independent travelers, and small group journeys to exciting destinations in a style that has been defined by its creators, Gene and Jo Ann Taylor.
Give Serendipidy A Chance!
We cherish these moments and actively seek them out. We invest in experiences, instead of more stuff.
There is something for everyone.
Our adventures are geared to accommodate walkers and hikers of most interests and abilities. We enable you to comfortably set your own walking pace.
ADDED Bonus! We believe that being in good physical condition will significantly enhance your adventure experience. Try our Journey30 program.
Your Walking Connection Training Guide is a real person who will help you every step of the way.
Questions We Get Asked, A Lot...
Who travels with the Walking Connection?
They are like-minded people with a positive outlook on life. Many are between the ages of 45 – 75, but all other ages are well represented. You will meet individual travelers, traveling pairs, and couples with diverse backgrounds who share a common love for seeing and experiencing the world, its cultures and people close up. Based upon past experience, over 90%+ of people who travel with Walking Connection — do so again!
Our Guests Love Us...
“Hi. This is room 611 calling to say I’m having a terrific time and I don’t want to leave Orcas Island tomorrow. But I still have tomorrow to enjoy and the rest of my life to remember the trip. Thank you.” ~ Carol B.
“I carry my pictures from our African Walking Safari on my phone with me where ever I go. People are amazed. I’m telling people about the only way to travel — with the Walking Connection.” ~ Chyrell K.
Seek Exciting Experiences with Adventure Tour Packages
Based in Glendale, AZ, in the Southwest USA, at the Walking Connection, we help you feed your sense of adventure with various hiking adventures, walking adventures, and safari adventures throughout the world. Your adventure begins with our travel agency!
Go Where And When You Want to Go!
As you browse through our available adventure tour packages, you’ll find our adventure travel agency offers something for everyone! We understand adventure can take many forms, which is why we built our selected list of special tours to satisfy any desire for new experiences. Eliminate the stress of planning your dream vacation; book the trip of a lifetime with our professional travel advisors and travel agency.
Choose Your Type of Adventure
Our adventure tour packages provide our clients with exciting new experiences in North and South America, Africa, and Europe that provide the ideal experience that satisfies your taste for adventure. Whether you prefer a self-guided tour that lets you explore yourself or want a fully guided tour, you’ll find options throughout the world. No matter what your budget is, we have adventure tours that will help you plan an exciting vacation. Don’t spend your time finding the best hotels and perfect experiences. Let us tackle the challenge for you, so you can focus on the experience.
Browse through our list of adventures and find one that excites you!