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Crawler Chronicle July 2009
In This Issue
Soul Travel
Pacifc Trek
Burning Man Art Car
Driver's Side
Online Store
Ask Sunny
Upcoming Adventures
"Good variety regarding trails, balance of activities. Fun evening camp fires. Relaxed atmosphere-no pressure."
-Sarah, UK
"I like the people I meet, I like cooking with them. It's like a love affair; I hate to let go, but it's time."
-Ferdinand, USA
"Traveling GT-manner, in the company of Dave, Greg and the total of 40 other "new best friends", and seeing and doing everything we did, made this the best summer of my life!"
-Sara, Denmark

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Welcome Message: Soul Travel

Yosemite National ParkDo you remember your first GT Trip? I do! And the feeling it gave me when my soul was refreshed by truly living in the moment. Are you broken-hearted? Take a Green Tortoise Trip! Just get laid off?? Hop on a bus!! Restless and need to get out of town??? Well, you know where I'm going with this. So treat yourself to an amazing moment in time and create some life long friends and lasting memories.

At the beginning of the summer I had the opportunity to sit in on a drivers meeting and I was blown away with the amount of information our drivers need to know. I am proud of our safety record and what amazing people our drivers are. They are a unique bunch who wear many hats: driver, guide, mechanic, chef, comedian, and travel guru ... just to name a few. I wish I could spend more time with them, but you are the lucky ones that get to enjoy their company! In the meantime, I will live vicariously through you and look forward to hearing your amazing stories.

Happy Travels and Best Regards,
Ryn @GT Travel Office

Pacific Northwest or Bust!

Intrepid traveler at Crater Lake  - Pacific Trek
Have you had the chance to explore the majestic Pacific Northwest of the United States? Our Pacific Trek Adventure offers travelers the opportunity to ponder soaring Redwoods, gaze into the deep blue waters of Crater Lake, and have a relaxing soak at a local mountain hot spring. Sound tempting? It's not too late to make a reservation for the August 14 trip!

Need some cactus and canyons as well? You can combine this trip with our wildly popular Canyons of the West adventure for a mind-blowing experience in landscape contrast! The Canyons and Coast adventure explores the spectacular national parks and other special sites of the Pacific Northwest, then shift gears and heads to the famous parks of the American Southwest, culminating with two days at the Grand Canyon!

With our summer season now underway, we still have plenty of other trips to choose from for last minute getaways as well. Check our website for updates. Hope to see you on the bus!

Burning Man Art Car Update

Green Tortoise Burning Man Art Car 2009Every year for more than 15 years, the Green Tortoise has been bringing hundreds of people to the Burning Man festival, where we have a camp of over 200 people and also operate the official shuttle. And this year we decided to take the shuttle to a whole new level!

Our first art car (artist's conception pictured) is capable of holding 30 passengers, and is our way of giving back to an event that we are honored to be a part of. We are confident that our "tropical island jungle" will stop people in their tracks as we roll by! In keeping with this year's "evolution" theme, we'll be inviting everyone to ride with us, share the vision, and to create a new evolutionary moment.

Spaces are filling fast, but we still have a few spots left on our Burning Man adventure! Sign up today for this radical free-form art festival and travel the playa in style in the one-of-a-kind Green Tortoise art car!

Our fabulous design team: Ben Rose, Marine Senges, Lyle Kent, and Wanderer. Fabrication crew: Lyle Kent (Lobster), Wanderer, Luis Marinera, Frank Perugi and Andhi Petterson. Be sure to follow the progress on our our blog.

The Driver's Side,
Submitted by Driver Brian Roche
Baja SunsetI am fevered with the sunset,
I am fretful with the bay,
For the wanderlust is on me,
And my soul is in Cathay.

There's a schooner
in the offing,
Her topsails shot with fire,
And my heart has gone aboard her,
For the islands of desire.

I must forth again tommorrow,
With the sunset I must be,
Hull down on the trail of rapture,
Amid the wonders of the sea.

"The Sea Gypsy"
R. Hovey

Green Tortoise Online Store

Green Tortoise T-Shirts and Gear at our new store!
We are excited to announce the debut of our new online store!  We offer a wide variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, canvas bags and more. Choose from loads of cool gear in a variety of colors and sizes to suit all tastes. Green Tortoise gear is a great way to remember your trip and makes a perfect gift!

Ask Sunny!
Commonly asked questions, travel tips & advice.

Advice Columinist and  Adventure Tortoise, Sammy!Dear Sunny,
I am doing my first Green Tortoise adventure with you and was wondering if there's anything you would recommend to bring other than what the booking information has suggested?
~Natalie, France
Dear Natalie,
Traveling light is the best tip ever! You'll save money on laundry as you can wash a few things by hand in the evening and have it dry the next day. You'll never be over the weight on flights either!
~Sunny, GT
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