"Travel Dream West" tours of Yellowstone?

Dec 27th, 2010, 07:14 AM
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That's some very good and detailed advice, stevo3377. I think Amy would agree that you've given her some valuable information. I am bookmarking this for future reference, thanks.
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Dec 30th, 2010, 05:49 PM
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Thanks so much, Stevo3377! That's some really helpful information, and helps to make me even more inclined to travel with Travel Dreams West. I definitely think the price is fair, no problems with that; it's just the difference between the price of lodgings and the camping out/bus that AdventureBus does. This sounds like it is definitely a good fit for my (somewhat specialized!) needs.
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Feb 12th, 2011, 07:44 AM
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I'm booked! Travel Dream West did end up having the most of what I needed in my specific situation, and they are lovely to deal with.

Now, of course, is the waiting until June part, which is always the toughest. Ah, well, I'd better up the walking/hiking to get in better shape for the trip; I've been hibernating a bit due to the snow/cold.
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Feb 12th, 2011, 12:37 PM
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Congratulations, Amy! I am sure you will have a wonderful trip. Please let us know how it goes.
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Feb 12th, 2011, 05:40 PM
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Just reading this. I found it odd that Steveo's only post was on this thread. I couldn't find any positive or negative reviews on the net for Travel Dream West. I too am anxious to hear what Amy thinks about them.
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Feb 13th, 2011, 03:11 PM
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Look for a trip report sometime in late June! Usually I'm eager to share--sometimes too much. (They get a little long.)

I figured that someone brought this post to Steveo's attention; there do seem to be lots of lurkers on the board. It would be impossible to find a company that is a perfect fit, but at this point I'm really happy with what TDW has communicated to me and their willingness to be somewhat flexible. I love me some solo independent travel, but I've done small group before and it has its own appeal. (Large group, I've done too, way back in the early days; not so much appeal for me.)

From what I can see, it looks as if this company works with a lot of Europeans, which makes sense; most Americans would be driving, from all indications. Usually the no-driving thing is no problem for me: I live 52 seconds from where I work, and within a two mile walk I have all the stores that I need, plus a public transportation system that takes me all over the city with no need to find parking spots. But when it comes to exploring much of the USA, well...guess it's still "See the USA in your Chevrolet".
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Feb 13th, 2011, 04:47 PM
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Yay Amy! Sounds like a great choice. It sounds like a great fit and a great trip!

52 second commute. That's pretty good.

He probably found his way here via a Google Alert.
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Apr 20th, 2011, 09:19 AM
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Bookmarking - I was searching multi-day tours, and the one I like the most (itinerary) is Brandon 11 days that starts in Vegas, ends in SLC - visiting not only Yellowstone but also Zion, Bryce and so many other places.

Looks like my dates are sold out, but I'll check closer to the vacation date - maybe people change their minds when the final payments are due. Looking at September (perhaps August).

Thank you, Amy, for directing me here - and thanks everybody who provided the links, I'll check them out.
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Mar 20th, 2015, 01:32 PM
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We went to Arizona and New Mexico with this company last year. We wanted a small tour visiting "cactus country" and the South West Adventure seemed to be just what we wanted.

We were in contact with Helen from TDW for some months as there were various people wanting the tour and then for medical reasons dropping out.

In the end we asked her if she would run the tour just for us and with some adjustment to the price she agreed and we booked. We requested some changes to accommodate our interests and this was readily arranged, plus accommodation before and after the tour.

We were a bit anixous booking a tour with a company based in a different country, but when we arrived in Phoenix, the hotel booking was fine. Helen came and drove us herself for the tour. She was very helpful and altered the schedule as we went along if there was something we wanted to see or do.

The trip was wonderful. I would not hesitate to book with her again and I envy you your trip to Yellowstone-it is on my list!
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Mar 20th, 2015, 03:52 PM
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Val47, glad you had a good trip!

While this is up, I want to just link the trip report that goes along with it, as it's not as easily found as this post if someone is researching Travel Dream West: http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...stward-who.cfm

Pictures are here: http://missalg.smugmug.com/Travel/Ut...9153122_JxFt4d
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