Category Archives: National Parks

Hit the Open Road in an RV

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There is something very alluring about the open road and destinations unknown. Renting a recreational vehicle for your vacation is a great way to bond with your family and still experience that sense of open road adventure. TMI Tours takes the guess work out of renting an RV and planning an open road vacation by offering stocked RV’s with dishware, linens, BBQ’s, operating instructions, and pre-planned itineraries.

The Pacific Northwest has rugged, unspoiled national parks, sparkling clean lakes and rivers, and uncrowded campgrounds and RV parks. We can find and reserve your overnights according to your interests and the amenities that are important to you and your family. You can enjoy the fun and excitement of camping, yet retain the comforts of a full kitchen, TV, DVD, private bathroom, and shower. The kids will love traveling in their “home on wheels” and children of all ages enjoy old-fashioned campfires complete with stories, songs, and of course, s’mores!

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TMI Tours offers a wide variety of optional activities such as whitewater rafting, mountain biking, helicopter and seaplane tours, parasailing, jet skiing, waverunners, boat rentals, horseback riding, and guides for hiking and fishing. We have all the information you need to start planning a RV vacation as well as recommendations for great places to stay and play in the Pacific Northwest. Please call Linda Bruno or Rhonda Sand at 1-800-975-7775 for more information about our exciting RV vacations.

Overnight Expedition into Glacier National Park

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Enjoy the wonders of Glacier National Park with our private air tour from Spokane or Coeur d’Alene. Our 2 day/1 night mini-vacation offers all the great sights and adventure of Glacier National Park for those with limited time available.

Lobby of Lake McDonald Lodge

Lobby of Lake McDonald Lodge

Depart on a private scenic flight from Coeur d’Alene/Spokane to Glacier Airport in western Montana. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the heli-pad at the edge of Glacier National Park for an amazing 1-hour helicopter tour of the rugged terrain, active glaciers, and sights unseen by most tourists. You’ll be treated to a bird-eye view of cascading waterfalls, ice-berg filled lakes, and the famous Continental Divide. Enjoy lunch and an afternoon of sightseeing and hiking the Going-to-the-Sun Road with overnight accommodations at the historic Lake McDonald Lodge.

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Following breakfast, the day is yours to further explore Glacier National Park by participating in our optional activities such as whitewater rafting, horseback trail rides, guided fishing or hiking, vintage boat tour of Lake Mc Donald, Red Bus Interpretive tours, or hot air balloon experiences. Our escort will deliver you back to the airport in time to depart on your private flight back to Coeur d’Alene or Spokane in the late afternoon.

Stehekin, WA—A True “Get Away from It All” Location

View from the docks at Stehekin, WA

View from the docks at Stehekin, WA

Are you looking to really get away, relax, and just enjoy some beautiful surroundings? If so, consider Stehekin, Washington. There are only three ways to get to Stehekin—you can hike in, take a floatplane, or travel on the Lady of the Lake ferry up spectacular, sliver-thin Lake Chelan. The voyage to Stehekin itself is an exciting part of the experience. As you get closer to Stehekin, you further remove yourself from the hustle of the modern world. Once you’ve arrived, you will encounter a place where there are no shopping malls, movie theaters, or internet cafes. Here, you will find solace, a relaxing pace of life, and the ability to reconnect with nature. And there are no phones…for some folks, that alone makes this a fantastic location for a vacation!

Stehekin is an outdoor recreational gateway where you can get out and play in the gorgeous landscape of the North Cascades in multiple ways. You are surrounded by whitewater that begs to be conquered, trails that are well suited to horseback rides; miles of single track mountain-bike trails; boat-in campsites that beg for you to kayak to; and fantastic fishing opportunities that will yield lake trout, kokanee, and landlocked Chinook salmon. Continue reading

Adventures in the North Cascades

Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades National Park

Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades National Park

With mountain peaks that have names such as Desolation Peak, Mount Fury, Jagged Ridge, and Mount Terror — it’s pretty evident that North Cascades National Park is a very rugged, imposing place. It is the largest and most rugged alpine wilderness in the contiguous United States. It features numerous 8,000-foot peaks, approximately 400 glaciers, virgin Douglas fir and Western red cedar forests, and wildlife that includes wolves and grizzly bears. If you’re looking for a true wild west experience…then this is the place for you!

TMI Tours has crafted an outdoor adventure that follows the Cascade Highway high into the Cascade Mountains and ends at the beautiful Pacific Ocean. You will enjoy mountain biking and hiking into secluded wilderness areas, as well as sampling local cuisine and wines at unique lodges and hotels along the way. Highlights of this trip include:

  • 5 nights at distinctive lodges, hotels, or even houseboats selected for you based on your interests. You drive on your own, following a self-guided itinerary.
  • Selected sightseeing by mountain bike and hiking with regional experts in several wilderness areas. Bicycles will be provided or you may bring your own.
  • We will provide mapped out, “best of the best” driving routes!
  • Unique dining experiences you may not find on your own that are complimented with local fine wines and exotic cuisine.

To view the details of this exciting journey, please click here. This sample itinerary may easily be modified to suit your needs or wishes. Give us a call today at 1-800-975-7775 to start planning your adventure!