What do you like best about traveling with REI?
"I like a good cultural experience," says Rob, "and you seem to find the niches and the small places that are off the beaten path." Also, Rob gives high marks to the food. "When you're exercising, you can eat what you want. And the food is really good."
What REI Adventures trips have you taken?
Croatia multisport, Kenai Fjords, Amazon Lodge, Provence bike, Thailand multisport, Trinidad and Tobago, Greek Island Hopper, Baja multisport, Tour de Mont Blanc, and Belize multisport.
What was your most memorable REI trip?
Rob's credits his most recent trip to Croatia as possibly one of the best trips he's taken with REI Adventures. "So many facets to it. The scenery, the outdoors piece, and the adventure part, the food was phenomenal and the people were friendly."
Where are you going next?
Rob's already booked for his next REI Adventures trip, this time to Death Valley. "I'm hooked!" says Rob.
What tips do you have for prospective travelers?
"People make travel too big of a deal," explains Rob. "Whenever I tell people I've been here and there, they're thinking 'wow! How'd you do that? Man that's crazy.' But it's not as crazy as you think," says Rob. "Get your credit card out, bring the right gear and have a good attitude. My advice to them is that ninety percent of the battle is you booking it."