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No Reservation, No Problem: Visit National Parks with Backroads for Summer 2015

Popular Active Travel Vacations for Families and Adults Still Open in Advance of Centennial Celebrations for 2016. New Trips Include Crater Lake and Redwood National Parks.

Berkeley, CA (March 31, 2015) Backroads, the world's leading active travel company, today announced that procrastinators and opportunists still have an option to book an active travel vacation to one of the popular U.S. National Parks this summer. While many destinations have been sold out for months, guests traveling with Backroads can enjoy a fully planned trip with all the details taken care of including park lodges, camping, hiking, and biking in the stunning beauty of the national parks. New trips this year include Oregon's Crater Lake National Park and Redwood National Park in California.

National Park Expertise
The National Park System, established in August 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson, will celebrate its centennial in 2016 and is expecting record-setting crowds. To get a jump on the masses, Backroads is offering a wide range of itineraries this summer and fall for families and adults. The company has been planning excursions to the national parks for more than 35 years, including the most popular Backroads national park destinations—currently Grand Canyon, Glacier, Yellowstone & Grand Teton—as well as exciting active travel vacations to favorites such as Yosemite, Alaska's Kenai Fjords, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Olympic National Park. For travelers looking to explore the national parks during winter, Backroads offers the Yellowstone Snow Adventure Tour—with snowshoeing, dog sledding and wildlife viewing in a winter wonderland.

Customized Options for Guests
Backroads manages all of the details for its guests and offers a range of lodging choices including deluxe camping, and premiere or casual inns. Each trip itinerary is planned to take advantage of the location's natural beauty through multisport activities and sightseeing. To better accommodate families with older teens and 20-somethings, the company has also found its Family Breakaway tours to be very popular this year. Along with Family Breakaway trips in Hawaii and Bryce, Zion & the Grand Canyon, many tours start in gateway cities – the perfect jumping-off point for extended travel.

"There is no need to wait for next year's centennial when our guests can visit our glorious national parks this year," said Backroads Founder and President, Tom Hale. "For almost four decades we have set the standard for active travel in the U.S. and around the world. We offer a fun and memorable experience for both families and adults, and we are experts in helping our guests get the most out of their travel adventures."

About Backroads
Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale. The company has been in business for more than 35 years and hosts thousands of guests in hundreds of locations across the globe, 80% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests. Backroads was named one of the top 100 places to work by Outside magazine in 2014, and is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit www.backroads.com or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 am - 6 pm, Pacific time.

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