Essential Tips for Group Travel

Group tours come in all shapes and sizes — geared towards students, luxury travelers, adventurous spirits, those over the age of 65, the list goes on. Usually led by one or more directors, tours are a great way to experience a new destination. Along with the guide (an invaluable resource — even for the most experienced travelers), group travel usually includes other perks like completely…

The Candy Cane Express in Action!

Check out Santa’s senior flight instructor Glenn, as he certifies each of the Candy Cane Express for take off through the portal to the North Pole.


What is the North Pole Experience?
The North Pole Experience is a Christmas adventure of a lifetime that takes families on a trolley ride through the magic portal to Santa’s massive workshop in the middle of the forest. Tour…

Chill Out: 10 Reasons to Cruise to Alaska

Alaska is one of the top cruise destinations and one of the most fascinating. A big reason for the region’s popularity has to do with the appeal of the unspoiled scenery, but there is more to the 49th state than first meets the eye. Here’s why you should put a summertime cruise to Alaska on your calendar (aside from a pleasant break to the intense heat).

It’s Alaska: You will be cruising in a…

55 Lessons from a Life of Travel

Travel, is it just about checking places off your list and taking your I was here photo, or is it about something more?

For me, for the past 15 years, travel has been a story of personal enrichment.

It’s how I’ve learned about the world: it’s natural wonders, diverse cultures, history, and traditions. But, more importantly it is how I’ve learned to discover who I really am and how I…

Serving our Heroes

Today in Phoenix our driver Terry has the honor of serving the Marine Corp National Silent Drill Team. Retired Sgt. 1st Class Terry Sparbel is a Vietnam Vet and recipient of a Pur…

Tour West America has a new GM

Congratulations Graham, the new General Manager of Tour West America’s Motorcoach Division!
Graham began his 39 year motorcoach career in 1976 in his native New Zealand. He immigrated to the US in 1983 and continued his career as a coach driver, touring this great country he latter made his own. After choosing Phoenix as his home in 1993, Graham brought his talents to Tour West America as a…

Turning Training into Safety

Like many industries, the motorcoach industry requires a great deal of training, from drivers who train to receive their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), to mechanics who receive training on how to service specific vehicle types and everything in between. Also, like most industries one of the biggest challenges is how to put that training to work.

Earlier this year, David Dunn, Tour West…

Motorcoach Marketing Council

Let me tell you a bit about the Motorcoach Marketing Council. According to their website:

“The Motorcoach Marketing Council is an operator-driven coalition of motorcoach operators, coach vendors, state/regional/national associations, suppliers, vendors and travel / tourism partners all working together to improve our industry’s image. The Motorcoach Marketing Council Board of Directors…

The Founder’s Stories: Part One

A Founder’s Story: The Horse Head
Bj Brooks, Co-Founder of Tour West America, is a native Arizonan. A true animal lover, she spent her time mucking stalls to have the opportunity to spend time with the horses and ride.
When the opportunity came, she purchased her first horse, Bobby, at the pleading requests of her daughter, Stephanie.

“The horse logo has as much to do with my love of…

The Founder’s Stories: Part Two

Peter Shelbo, Co-Founder of Tour West America, grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, the home of Binney & Smith. Benny & Smith later became Crayola. (I think you know where this is headed.)

“Crayon’s are the coolest things. Every kid grows up with a crayon in their hand. We know the colors, we know the smell, and we all get excited when we walk into a restaurant with our child and they…

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