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Follow Modern Day Explorer Kasey Austin as she scouts activities and inclusions in Yellowstone National Park for itineraries from Austin Adventures with the support of Xanterra Parks & Resorts. Go behind the scenes as she discovers the adventure, nature and relaxation of the destination to put together highly immersive, culturally engaging journeys to Yellowstone National Park.

Delve even deeper into Kasey’s journey on the USTOA blog, where Kasey details the people and places that moved her while in Yellowstone National Park.

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Discover the First National Park…

Explore the Yellowstone Caldera and witness the greatest concentration of geothermal features on the planet. Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s icon, is the most famous geyser in the world due to its “faithful” eruption times (approximately every 90 minutes). Walk the towering six story lobby of the largest log lodge in the world, the Old Faithful Inn, built under the watchful eyes of 29-year-old architect, Robert Reamer over 100 years ago! Take in the view of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River from Artist Point, thinking back over 100 years ago when artist, Thomas Moran, painted the very same scene. The 3472-sq-mile park is divided into five distinct regions (clockwise from the north): Mammoth, Roosevelt, Canyon, Lake and Geyser Countries. Come explore the background of the creation of the world’s first national park and the colorful stories of Yellowstone’s earliest visitors.

Meet | Our Modern Day Explorer

Kasey Austin, Vice President of Operations for Austin Adventures

Kasey works with ground operators around the world as well as domestic guides on the home front when it comes to the details of planning a vacation. She grew up in the business learning about adventure travel from a kid’s perspective and now puts what she’s learned since she was six years old to use both in the office and out in the field. Kasey has guided trips across the western United States and gets out to travel abroad whenever she gets the chance.


Deep Roots in the National Parks

Montana-based Austin Adventures is owned Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, an award-winning, globally diversified luxury travel company that offers once in a lifetime experiences is some of the most beautiful and iconic places on earth. Xanterra is the largest national park concessions management company in the nation with operations in Crater Lake, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Glacier, and Zion national parks and the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Xanterra also manages operations in six Ohio state parks, five of which include lodges and conference centers. Since being purchased by the Denver-based Anschutz Company, Xanterra has expanded to include a far-reaching and diverse set of experiential leisure offerings that serve travelers by land, sea and rails. The company owns Windstar Cruises and recently doubled the size of their fleet with the purchase of three all-suite luxury ships. Xanterra also owns Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona, The Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Arizona, and global tour operators VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers, CW Safaris, and through a recent acquisition, Holiday Vacations. Through shared ownership, Xanterra is affiliated with two Five Star resorts, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO and Sea Island in Georgia.



Photo Library | Yellowstone National Park

Photos courtesy of Austin Adventures

As of September 1, 2017, Austin Adventures is no longer an Active Member of USTOA. For more information, click here.

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